As I mentioned in my Christmas mantel post, I have decided to do something a little different this year…repurpose what I have or use thrifting finds to create a new Christmas look for my home! So my little wheels started turning when I came upon…
…these while Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest…an old French wire basket for $1.91 and eight silverplate forks for $2.00! (I’m still working on what to do with the knives.) I have to thank Linda for finding the basket, which I absolutely love! It makes me think of my grandmother’s egg basket, with handles worn from years of use.
I imagine that the original owner would chuckle if she saw what I have planned for this old basket! All I need is candy canes and ribbon, which I already had in my Christmas stash, my trusty hot glue gun…
First, I tied the ribbon around the basket and then hot-glued the candy canes to the ribbon from the inside…burning myself several times in the process! Ouch! Do not try this at home unless you are a professional! lol
I was so excited about the next project that I forgot to take photos until it was finished! I simply tied some of the ribbon around a pillar candle that I had on hand, forming a nice bow. I spaced the forks around the it and…taaa daa! It’s my new favorite Christmas decoration! I didn’t even polish the forks because I think they look more old-fashioned with a little tarnish. What do you think of this one?
And there you have it…new Christmas decorations made from thrift store finds and items that I had on hand for less than $4.00! I am having more fun and spending less money this Christmas than ever before! Isn’t that what it’s all about?
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please head on over to Mary’s at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find a list of this week’s participants. You will be treated to some wonderful photos from some very talented people!
Next, be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday where you can get a peek at her gorgeous home and see what sorts of changes she is making, as well as find out who else is playing along! I’m betting there will be lots more Christmas decorations today!
And then on Tuesday, please join Susan at thoughtsfromovertherainbow for Deck the Halls! We will be showing off our Christmas decorations every Tuesday between December 1st and January 5th, so come get in on the fun! Thanks again for stopping by! See you next time! A la prochaine!