An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review


An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
Normally, I upcycle or repurpose most of my Christmas decor from garage sale or thrift shop items, but this year seemed to be "slimmer pickens" at my local thrift stores.

I was still able to create quite a bit of Christmas decor using craft supplies from Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, and Michael's.  The best part, I got most of my craft supplies at 50% off.

Let's look back at my Christmas decor 2018!

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An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
Christmas project number one dates back to July, and a thrift shop Minnesota plaque find.  

See the before, during and after of this project HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
In August, this old garage sale $3 crate received  a Christmas makeover with Old Sign Stencils HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
In October, when my fall projects were completed, I upcycled this thrifted shelf with red paint and the buffalo check stencil!  Details HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
These trees were dated country Christmas decor that I upcycled HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
Garage sale deer, wine corks and photo wires were an easy upcycle project HERE.


An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I painted and stenciled one of my Menard's cabinet display doors with a stick man style snowman HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I added snowflakes to the glass on a garage sale white lantern HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
This was one of my favorite Christmas ideas.  I painted a rustic sign red, and stenciled it with an Old Sign Stencils coffee stencil adding "Christmas Blend" from another stencil.

I also stenciled white and black enamelware pieces to complete a fun Christmas vignette.  See the details HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
These easy state pride and buffalo check framed crafts look perfect with Christmas decor.  Make them HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
An easy stenciled scrap of muslin is combined with a purse handle hanger HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I used an Old Sign Stencils' Christmas tree stencil here as a plaid fabric template.  Easy instructions HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
This rough sawn fence board wall coat hook was made with scraps and a snowflake stencil!  See the details HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I repainted and stenciled a $1 garage sale wall art canvas HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I upcycled some plain 50% off Hobby Lobby galvanized pail ornaments HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
This makeover of a plain wooden stocking from Hobby Lobby worked out perfectly rustic.  See the transformation HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
In this Christmas post, I upcycled leftover project parts into three new projects HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
These cute little ornaments were created from Hobby Lobby 50% off plain brown paper mache ornaments.  See how I did it HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
An $8 thrift shop find became a very fun snowflake table HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
In this blog post, garage sale purchases became Christmas trays.  See details HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
These cute fabric ornaments were created with Joann Fabric supplies, including very inexpensive paper stencils.  See the instructions HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
This was a super easy project with an unfinished wood easel from Joann Fabrics.  See it HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
This unusual cutting board from a Goodwill store in the twin cities was perfect for a "You Cut Christmas tree" sign HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I found several of these white washed wooden boxes at Michael's and stenciled them with Christmas stencils.  See all four boxes HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
The addition of jingle bells added so much fun to this cabinet door sign HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
This blog post was all about Christmas pillow covers.  See all five HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
With the popularity of brown paper scroll signs and wall note pads, I was inspired to create easy Christmas ornaments for my tree HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I stenciled this old chippy crate, AND

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
This little wooden hinged box with Old Sign Stencils HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I created two very fun signs using FREE garage sale art canvases.  One is neutral, AND

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
And one is buffalo checked.  See the details and new Christmas stencils from Old Sign Stencils HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
An easy banner made with unfinished craft shop wood ornaments HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
A garage sale vintage cabinet door combined with Old Sign Stencils to make a super fun Christmas sign HERE.

An Upcycled and DIY Christmas 2018 Review #upcycle #repurpose #stencil #OldSignStencils #rusticChristmas #Christmasdecor #buffalocheck #Christmastrees #crafting
I stenciled a couple more Hobby Lobby canvas pillow covers HERE for my sofa.

I hope you enjoyed following along with my 2018 Christmas decor projects!



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  1. Wow - didn't realize you did so many Christmas projects! Everything looks wonderful and so Christmasy! I especially love the old crate. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Can't wait to see what you do in 2019~

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