A reclaimed wood deer and Christmas tree mantel

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If someone asked me what I was most addicted to in the DIY world, I’d have to say reclaimed wood, old signs… and branches. Interestingly enough, nearly everything I’ve made this Christmas has involved branches of some sort. So why would my Christmas fireplace mantel be any different? You actually already caught a glimpse of […]

Permission to go… to the happiest place on earth this Christmas

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Our plans had been to go to Disney during Christmas. I had a flight, hotel, lots of things planned. But I could never get around to actually doing the final booking. Either something always came up, or I got overwhelmed with indecision on something, so I let it sit. We even went clothes shopping one day, […]

Reclaimed wood deer head with branch antlers

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The last thing I thought I’d do today was show you a new project. The last 12 days have been crazy with a new project each day (see them all below this post), but it sure has been fun! Not to mention, throw in a old sign stencil product launch… Oh. And book a trip.  […]

13 – Christmas Junk recap and link party

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Hello party junkers! Welcome to another weekend of Party Junk with a slight twist… This weekend, it’s just about Christmas Junk. With 5 other themed linkups for you to add your links to! Please scroll to the bottom and see what’s up! We are now at the end of our massive 12 Days of Christmas […]

12 – Christmas arrow sign with a stencil offer and giveaway

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Although today is the last project for the 12 Days of Christmas series, tomorrow is all about you! Each blog is hosting a themed linkup where we’d love to feature our favs in different ways. I’ll also be higlighting the past giveaways. Please also note, Party Junk fires up Sat 6AM EST this week for our […]

11 – Crate shadow box snow scene and $100 giveaway!

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One thing my mom always had on display every Christmas without fail, was her snow village. The family would all join forces, and meet up at her place one evening. My brother would generally dig into the crawl space for her special holiday treasures, then unearth box after box, with everyone getting to work. But […]

10 – Junk for Joy reclaimed wood letters

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I’ve always been smitten over those wooden NOEL or JOY letters I’ve seen others make.   So while this idea is not really my own, here’s my own junk take. Junk for joy reclaimed wood letters. With a wreath. How to make this reclaimed wood JOY What you’ll need: pallet wood junk cordless drill screws and washers masking […]

9 – Faux to real mini Christmas tree in a strainer

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This little faux to real mini Christmas tree in a strainer is hiding a secret from you… It’s actually the TOP of a faux tree, with real branches added! In real life, it totally looks like the real deal. I did the same method to a faux garland wreath last year here. And to the card […]

8 – bells on a vintage hanger window display

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I’m one of those people that can’t overdue enough sunlight in their lives. It could be because of living on the ‘wet coast’. With that in mind, this bells on a vintage hanger window display lets that sun shine in! In my salvaged farmhouse bathroom.  The concept is very simple. Hang a vintage hanger up, and clip […]

7 – 2 hot cocoa stations, and a homemade recipe

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When growing up on the farm, a special treat my mom use to make was her homemade hot chocolate. Or… hot cocoa.  Back in the day after an evening of snow play, we’d clamour indoors, and head for the warm pot brewing in the kitchen. Greeting us would be my mom’s homemade hot cocoa steaming […]

6 – Illuminated Christmas shutters toolbox

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I’m a little addicted to reclaimed wood toolboxes. But if you’re a regular here, you already know that. So why should Christmas be any different? But with a twist of course. This one illuminates, thanks to shutters!      Remember my story on landing all these shutters from my neighbour? Slowly, I’m finding ways to […]

PJ 258 – an upcycled link party


  Welcome to Party Junk 258 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend everyone! It’s been a very big and busy week here on Funky Junk… as well as a few other blogs. 12 Days of Christmas is an annual event 6 blogs take part in. Each […]

5 – Wooden bead and cranberry Christmas wreath

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 Do you remember those tiny little beads everyone use to make bracelets and rings with? Or maybe they still do?! This wooden bead and cranberry Christmas wreath reminds me of them. It was all about the wire. Threading all those little beads along the twisted wires doing this and that would take a long time, […]

4 – Kitchen Christmas winter branch valance and giveaway!

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  Being that we had kinda sorda planned to go away for Christmas, I’m always on the hopeful lookout for ideas where fresh greens won’t die on me. And that’s when I head outside to do some outdoor shopping, and figured out branches would sweeten this deal. Presenting… a kitchen Christmas winter branch valance that […]

3 – Mason jar lid ornament Christmas tree wreath

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Upon approaching your neighbour’s front door this season, you may expect to see a beautiful, festive wreath greeting you. But then there’s my house. You know me well enough to expect a little quirk, yes? Awesome! Let’s proceed with this mason jar lid ornament Christmas tree wreath. (whew…) This little brainstorm derived out of desiring […]