Friday, December 7, 2018

15 Upcycled Christmas Decorations For Your Home

Walking through any Antique Mall you'll find a wide array of interesting pieces perfect for upcycling.  Here's a variety of great Christmas Decorating ideas using easily found items.

1.  This adorable Christmas Tree made from old pieces of hardware.  I've seen them also made from rolled papers, buttons, jewelry pieces and the like.  

2.  I love using old books for decorating purposes.  The Reader's Digest Series from the 50's that can be found in quantity and are difficult to even give away are perfect for book projects.

3.  Ball jars are also plentiful.  So many ways to decorate them for the Holidays.

4.  These are cute.  Wine bottles could also be decorated up for adorable holiday décor.

5.  One of our dealers had some of these for sale.  Still kicking myself for not grabbing them.  So cute.  A walk around any antique mall will reveal a variety of tart tins as well as such cute doughnut tins.  So many cute projects.... so little time.

6.  Do you have a collection of oil cans?  What a cute way to jazz them up for the holidays.

7.  We have one of these at the shop.... I might just have to buy it.  These are adorable.  (Couldn't find a link back to give credit.)

8.  I have a dump truck in typical yellow, purchased to use for holiday décor.  Its still sitting in my closet.  What a cute idea.  Follow the link for a great blog full of cute holiday decorating ideas.

9.  Antique Malls are full of a variety of wood boxes, perfect for decorating.  Check out the olive bucket in the back left corner.  Gorgeous!

10.  Shutters are a staple at many antique malls.  How cute is that?

11.  Don't have a fireplace mantle!  What a great alternative and it can be used in a bathroom or kitchen as a towel rack throughout the year.

12.  I have some old lampshades I've collected over the years for a variety of projects....  This is wonderful.  Follow the link and she's got one all decorated up.  

13.  Another great idea for glass jars.  Love the "peep-show" idea.  

14.  Another great tin idea.  The possibilities are endless.  Couldn't find a link but there is a watermark in the bottom left corner.  (I can't clearly make it out.... can you?)

15.  Adorable.  I have a couple different ways I display Christmas cards, this is perfect for just a few of your favorites.

For more great ideas for Holiday décor check out our Pinterest Board DIY Christmas Decorations.
Then, come on in and grab some supplies.   From everyone here at thechirpingfrog Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Paper.... who'd a thunk!

Found a piece of furniture with great bones but in desperate need of some TLC?   Why not add a pop of pizzazz with paper.  Comic books, maps, wrapping paper, napkins, all are great for decoupage and will add a unique and personal touch to any piece of furniture in your home.  

A Refreshing Change


From Apartment Therapy
From Crazy Wonderful
Next time grab that package of napkins, don't pass on that adorable wrapping paper.... come on in to The Chirping Frog and find you a piece of furniture that needs some love, possibilities abound.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

14 Of My Favorite Button Projects

Walk into any thrift shop or antique mall and you're bound to find more buttons than you can possibly count.  Take a peek at some of my favorite button projects from Pinterest.

Whose grandma doesn't have a tin or box full of buttons just waiting for a cool repurpose idea?
Not sure how this button bowl would hold up to actual usage but isn't it cute.  Makes me wonder, how about a light fixture shade?  That would cast some great shadows.
Wow, I really love this.
letter perfect designs on Etsy
So many great ways to monogram with buttons.

fashion ornaments
These are just too cute.  Think of the many possibilities to design a custom piece.  Cute, cute cute!

amanda davie wholesale on Etsy
Another great, easy usage.  Love the resin charms on the bottom.
Outstanding!  This site has quite a few really amazing mosaics with buttons.  Wow!

the princess and her cowboys
So cute!

sisters suitcase
Love these.  Making journals at the moment and these would be great additions.  I've also seen them add buttons to bobby pins as well.

just imagine
Now that's just cute, saw combinations with wine corks and bottle caps as well.  So creative.

bonkers about buttons
Just adorable.  Mom and I used to attend the quilt show in Padukah, KY and one time there was a chair, all decked out with buttons in one of the shop areas.  It was great!  What about a backsplash, tabletop, etc.  So many ideas, I need lots and lots of buttons.
sweet pennies from heaven

rock candy
Doubt I'll ever do this but it is kind of cute.  You could also do a more traditional planter.

custom-color-bridal-button-bouquet on Etsy
Fabulous, there's examples of boutonniere's as well.  So creative.

Do you see why I love buttons yet?  Take a gander through Pinterest with a search of button crafts (or art or diy or usage or simply buttons) and you'll see many more great ways to use them.  Go ahead, get your thrift on, you'll find so many adorable jars full of buttons to start your own stash and begin the creative process.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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