Vintage Inspired Christmas Crafts

Happy Friday friends! Bev here from Flamingo Toes today and I’ve gathered up some of my very favorite vintage inspired Christmas Crafts! If you love vintage and retro style Christmas decor this list is sure to get you inspired to start creating!

Vintage Style Christmas Wreath

Retro Winter Wonderland Wreath

Vintage Snowglobe Ornaments

Vintage Style Ornaments

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!

Tinsel Christmas Wreath

Giant tinsel garland make a fantastic vintage-looking wreath! Add vintage ornaments to complete the look.

Silver Bells

Repurposed mini jello mold silver bells!

Ruler Christmas Tree

Repurposed folding rulers Christmas tree

North Pole Gift Bag Pillow

The Easiest DIY Christmas Pillow Ever

DIY Vintage Glitter House

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Vintage Tablecloth Lamp

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Custom Painted Vintage Style Christmas Lights

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Vintage Style Ornaments in Baking Molds

DIY vintage farmhouse style baking tin ornaments kreativk.net

Vintage Fabric Hoop Art

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Vintage Image Christmas Trees

I've been imagining these dimensional Christmas centerpiece for weeks and finally found time to try out the idea! You'll love these cool trees!

DIY Vintage Ornament Wreath

Vintage Stitched Christmas Card Art

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I love all of these!! Guess I better get busy and start crafting!!

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Chalky Finish Vintage Chair

One of my favorite things to do is repaint furniture. If I can turn something old and brown into something bright and new, sign me up! I found this vintage wooden chair in Facebook garage sale group and knew that it had to be my next project. Check out my Chalky Finish Vinage Chair now!

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Isn’t she pretty?! Here she is before I gave her a new look…

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She’s cute, but I envisioned her even cuter with a fresh coat of paint! I snatched her up for $8 and got out of of my favorite Decoart products…

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  • (1) Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz – Escape
  • (1) Americana Decor Creme Wax 8oz – Deep Brown
  • (1) Americana Decor Varnishes 8oz – Light Satin

After wiping down the chair to make sure it was clean and free of dust, I painted it with the Chalky Finish Paint first.

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I allowed dry time and rinsed my brushes, then I went back at it with the deep brown Creme Wax. First brushing it on and then wiping it off with a lint-free rag.

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Doesn’t it make your hear SO incredibly happy?! After the wax dried, I used a sponge brush to paint on the light satin varnish. 

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After I let the varnish dry, the adorable Chalky Finish Vintage Chair is complete!

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Hello darling!! I think I am in love! I added her to my front porch. I’m sure she will travel to many parts of our home. Best $8 I spent in a long time!

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Do you love to paint furniture? What’s your favorite Chalky Finish color?

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Refurbish that flea market find or hand-me-down piece that just doesn’t fit in with your decor with Americana Decor Chalky Finish. Send pictures of your project to Decoart to enter to win fabulous prizes! Get more information HERE#chalkyfinish #secondchances

 

I was compensated and provided with Decoart products for this post, though all opinions and ideas are 100% my own and I only share products I think my readers will love.

Ombre Vintage Key Necklace {tutorial}

Hi there!
I’m really excited to share this tutorial with you today!! It’s so simple and beautiful…such a great DIY jewelry project.
Hello good lookin!! Don’t you LOVE it?!
Inspiration came from a photo I saw on Anthropologie‘s Instagram feed (search Anthropologycom on IG).
Supplies:
-Vintage looking key 
(I got mine at a garage sale but you can order them online, find them at craft stores, or even in home decor stores.)
-Embroidery floss 
(2-5 in different shades of the same color)
-Necklace chain
-Scissors
-Hot glue and gun
Let’s get started!
Tutorial:
-Using a tiny dot of hot glue on the back of your key, adhere the end of the darkest color of embroidery floss and start wrapping. You don’t have to be perfect.
-I used 4 shades of the same color so about 1/4 of the way down the key, I cut the floss and glued the end to the back of the key. Then I started with the floss that is a little bit lighter than the first.
-Repeat these steps until you have used all 4 shades of floss and the neck of your key is covered ombre style.
-Tie a small bow at the top and be sure to knot it. Snip the ends with your scissors.
-Hang your Ombre Vintage Key on a necklace and proudly wear it!
Fun right?
Join me Monday and I will show you the bangle bracelet I made to go with this necklace!
Have a great rest of your weekend!
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Guest Blogger: love notes by lauryn

Good morning bloggy friends! I am so excited to introduce Lauryn to you today! I recently stumbled upon her blog, and now I am hooked!!
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Love Notes by Lauryn
hello mine for the making readers!
i am lauryn from love notes by lauryn
i am a girl who loves crafts, art, and graphic design.
i am SOOO excited that kara has let me come over to do a post.
over at my place i am doing the abc’s of hair (very fun, go check it out!) 
so the crafts i have been working on lately have been waiting til september for their chance to shine
needless to say, i am very thrilled today to share with you a recent craft! 
vintage clothespin wreath

 here’s what you will need:
vintage wooden clothespins with a flat head
i got mine in a big bag at a thrift store, 
but i have seen them on etsy and in craft stores as well.

 the inside of an embroidery hoop
the circle part with no clasp
a glue gun
&
any decor you want to add when finished:
fabric, ribbon, lace, tulle, buttons, etc.
here’s what you do:
1. gather your clothes pins and embroidery hoop
2. arrange the clothespins with the head of the pin around the outside of the hoop.
do this to ensure you have enough pins and you are happy with the placement.
3. get your glue gun and start rollin! put a good size of glue on the head of the clothespin and press to the embroidery hoop. be sure to hold the clothespin tight while the glue is drying so you have a nice tight fit.
do this to each clothespin until the hoop has no empty spaces on the outside edges.
4. add any embellishments to your wreath that you want and suit your personality! 
i added a fabric pennant i made by cutting triangles from fabric and folding & gluing them to string. 
i also added a little bow i made from black tulle and lace. 
i am really happy with the way it turned out. 
it’s very simple and brings a little vintage feel to our entryway!
hope you enjoy, thanks a million to kara for letting me guest post today. 
if you get a minute peek over at my etsy shop: lulu’s little loft
there you can find stellar home decor and graphic design. 
if you are looking for wedding announcements, invites, or any other custom design, 
drop me a line and i can get what you want, even if you don’t see it!
i would love if you liked me on facebook to keep updated
i am also on pinterest :)
i’m doing giveaways during the abc’s of hair so stop on by
at love notes to enter!
{love} lauryn

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How cute is that wreath!?! I have the perfect spot in my laundry room for it!! Thanks so much to Lauryn for sharing her talents with us! You must head over to check out her ABC’s of Hair series…I promise you will thank me : )