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A Christmas decor decoration shouldn’t cost a lot. This makes thrift store finds the perfect solution!
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been resisting the urge to start decorating for Christmas for about a week now. It doesn’t help that the stores have already started putting out their Christmas decor a couple weeks before Halloween. Basically I’m going to blame them for my Christmas decorating desperation.
Why have just my ideas for updating your Christmas decor, when you can get ideas from 26 other talented ladies too?
I want to refresh my Christmas decor and I found a group of ladies who wanted to do the same thing! Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to share various ideas for how to decorate this holiday season. Each week has a theme and this week is Christmas door decoration! (I’m sure you already figured it out.) This week, you get not one but TWO ideas from yours truly!!
Santa’s Sleigh Bells Christmas Door Decoration
The first Christmas door decoration is an example of what you can do with a cute thrift store belt. The second I saw this woven beauty, I knew I wanted it to look like something you would see on Santa’s sleigh! The belt cost $3.00.
Thrift Store Belt
White Craft Paint
I found the best rustic look jingle bells at Hobby Lobby and there were plenty for both project this week. Of course Hobby Lobby was running a 50% off their Christmas decor. I also picked up a couple of unfinished wooden letter’s which I stained using Rustoleum Classic Walnut. I then dry brushed the letters to give a weathered look and used a glue gun to attach to the belt. I attached the bells using floral wire.
Cozy Christmas Wreath
The second Christmas door decoration was inspired by the chunky gray sweater I found at the thrift store for $4.00, which I knew would be perfect as the base of the Christmas wreath.
Berries and leaves
I started out by cutting the sweater into 4 inch strips. Using the glue gun, I attached one end of the sweater strip and wrapped around the foam form until the whole wreath was covered. Then I tucked to sprigs of the berries and leaves into the sweater and used the glue gun to secure them both. Next came the rustic bells, which I also used the florist wire to weave through and secure the bells. I also added some hot glue to further secure them in place. The sweater that I bought came with buttons so I clipped off a section and use that to loop around the wreath and hang on the door hanger.
The only items I purchased was the belt, sweater, foam wreath, berries with leaves, and rustic bells. For less than $20 I was able to create two super cute Christmas door decorations from thrift store finds.
Don’t forget to check out the other ladies and their projects for more Christmas door decoration ideas!
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