Friday, December 9, 2016

My Thrifty Christmas Part 2

Hey my friends!
I wanted to come back and show y'all more of the thrifted and homemade decorations that have been in the works at my house.


I found a small box of vintage tart tins last year at Goodwill with the recipe page still in it. I hung on to them knowing that they were gonna be a Christmas ornament project.


I used a regular hole punch and then ran some twine through as a hanger.


Then I cut out some little circles from old book pages and glued them in along with some broken pieces of jewelry and buttons. I have seen many different variations of these ornaments and they are so much fun to make!




I wanted to do some other decorating with the tins and decided to try them on a wreath in the kitchen. This wreath came from Salvation Army and it was under  $2.00.


My idea was to create a baking theme so I started shopping around the house for things to use. These gingerbread pins were given to me by my kiddos when they were younger and instead of them sitting in a jewelry box they can be out this year for everyone to enjoy.


They are different in size and material so I cut some plaid fabric to make them all similar little clothes. Aren't they cute?


After the gingerbread people were dressed I painted the inside of the tart tins red.


After the tins were dry I punched some little tree cookies out of an old brown file folder and glued them in.


I don't throw away old decorations cause they can be used for other projects later. For instance, some gold berries are now red with just a little paint.



To add some contrast I dipped some old greens in paint. This was pretty messy but they dried nicely and came out looking the way I had hoped.


I remembered there were 2 plaid place mats in my boxed decorations. After digging around for awhile I finally found them. They were folded accordion style, gathered with old wooden spoons and tied to the wreath with some twine. It makes a really fun bow!


And that's it!



Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit with me. I'll be back soon with more thrifty decor for Christmas!
Karen

29 comments:

  1. Oh I love your revamped decorations and the new way you have used them. Wonderful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie! It's been fun turning old stuff into new-to-me decorations! Thanks for visiting today ☺

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  2. Karen, that gingerbread wreath is just darling! Love the tart tin ornaments too! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thanks for sharing your sweet wreath at Creating Christmas--it's adorable!

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  3. Karen- VERY VERY cute---from the tartlet ornaments to the sweet kitchen wreath. I love how you pulled everything together with the gingerbread boys and plaid. Too cute! xo Diana

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    1. Thank Diana! I think my years of playing with paper dolls paid off with the gingerbread men ☺

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  4. Thank you for all you do sweetheart, your creative flair makes our house a very special home. I love it & I love you xoxoxoxox

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  5. Your wreath is beautiful, Karen... I love all the sentimental touches, especially... With the dear little gingerbread pins you dressed up, wooden spoons, and the pretty Christmas plaid place mats! So creative! And, now you can treasure it and know you made that. How special! I'm sure it would cost anywhere from $50 to $100 in a store, but I think one's own creation is worth so much more!!!

    Love your site... I just became a follower!!!

    Blessings & Merry Christmas to you!!! :) Net
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  6. Lovely Karen, what a great find. You are very creative making those adorable ornaments. Merry Christmas.

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  7. Oh Karen, your wreath is adorable! Love, love, LOVE it :)

    I have an idea your home looks amazing during the Christmas season since you have an eye for beauty and detail.

    Have a wonderful week. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! I always enjoy your visits 😉

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  8. You are seriously a creative genius, Karen!!

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    1. LOL...Thanks Debbie! My husband gets a concerned look sometimes wondering what I am up to when a project gets started :)

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  9. Karen, how adorable is this wreath!!! Dang girl...you got some creativity going on there. Love it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy! I had so much fun making it and sharing with everyone...HUGS

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  10. What beautiful projects.

    I was gifted some vintage tart tins so I might need to copy your idea.

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  11. I love the tin ornaments. You gave me a few ideas. I'm visiting from the linky party at Adirondack Girl. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Such great ideas! Those tart tins are SO cute -- love the vintage feel. Your wreath is a work of art! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Karen, thank you for sharing your adorable wreath and ornaments at Vintage Charm--pinned & tweeted!

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  14. Absolutely LOVE this cute wreath!! Great for the Kitchen!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you Debbie! Wishing you and Joe and all your family a very Merry Christmas!

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