With only one more week to go before Christmas (egads…), I am still busy fluffing the joint up!
So when the idea of showcasing our favorite Christmas Junk projects past and present came up, let’s just say I NEEEEEDED this. This little deadline gave me the perfect opportunity to make something new to pretty up yet another corner of my home for Christmas.
However there’s much more to this one than meets the eye…
Not only am I going to share a new project, you’re going to get a blast from the past of my own fav Christmas junk projects under Reclaimed Wood, Signs, and Fast and Easy.
But we still aren’t done yet!
Below this post, 4 junker buddies are also sharing their fav junk projects as well! So be sure to visit the links at the end of this post to visit them all!
For my new project, I desired to create a new throw pillow design that could extend beyond Christmas, however still look festive during the season.
Plus, it was fast and easy, and a sign of sorts!
Bakery spoke to me this time of year because, well, who isn’t baking?
I also love vintage grain sacks and desired to have this pillow resemble a vintage inspired flour sack. So here is my rendition…
What you’ll need:
Ikea pillow slip and pillow feather insert – I used 20″
Note: if you want them before Christmas, check with a local merchant HERE
Paint used: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black and Fort York Red
or purchase from local merchant HERE
And now for something completely different!
Instead of sharing the full tutorial here, you can watch a Facebook Live on it! The video isn’t very long and does showcase lots of tips on how to stencil up any pillow case.
Visit the VIDEO HERE on Facebook!
How brave was I? I think I’m still shaking in my bare feet.
You can also learn how to stencil on a pillow in THIS post.
And here’s where it ended up!
That appears to be very popular I might add.
Since Lake doesn’t indulge in coffee, he’s perfectly content to simply keep the chair
cat-haired warmed up for anyone that happens by for a visit.
I’m super pleased with this little rustic setup and the pillow gives off the perfect festive nod while not being super obvious. And of course, looks really cute without Christmas around it too!
And now… here’s a little walk down Christmas junk memory lane… some of my favs separated in 3 categories. Can you remember a few of these?
While this garland is super easy to make, it isn’t all that quick. But nothing a good Netflix series playing in the background won’t fix!
I seriously adore this rustic project, which can last forever.
Not having table-top space for a snow village, simple outdoor elements were added to a little crate instead! Includes a flickering fire pit.
I don’t really think candle sticks can get much quirkier than this… fun take with branches and rusty junk.
A few old chipped fence planks were gathered together to create quite the little attention grabber. I hope its 10 min of fame doesn’t go to its head! I’ll give it a star anyway.
See what I did there?
I’m really showcasing this project because of the beloved deer head that made yet another appearance this Christmas on my mantel. It’s super quirky and my kinda taxidermy!
I loved the challenge of a shaped sign this round. So easy to make, and it looks good nearly anywhere. Especially around a bunch of cut branches.
I’ve always loved the idea of making a directional sign. I mean, is there such a thing as too many signs?! I think not, especially when they spell out all those kinds of fun! Now that’s a street corner I’d like to get lost on…
This post includes creating 2-tone effect with stencils.
A plain ‘ol wooden trunk became a little Antiques special with an attached picture frame and easy stencil treatment. And will look terrific once the tree comes down too!
Such an easy update for a plan fronted crate of any kind.
Desiring something a little more Christmas-like in the living room, my eyes darted to a TV tray in my junk stash. Being that I desired to use the tray year around, a special slip-on Christmas-themed tray was created. Now I have both!
Whadda way to decorate in 30 seconds flat…
Well, hello there again easy arrow sign! You’re looking mighty festive as a coat hook area. Would be a cute stocking hanger too.
This post includes an easy take on an arrow tip and has become one of my most replicated signs to date. Way to go, creative folks!
This project is so sweet and couldn’t be easier. Cut branches create the beads, and a few fresh cranberries add a bright festive touch. Fun project for kids, and would make cute wreaths on the backs of chairs.
What are the chances of finding a chippy wheel in all the right colours?! Lake approved indeed.
This post also includes a few other wheel wreath ideas.
Talk about fast, you’ll have this done sooner than the grain sack one I showed you today! Love how striking the black and white looks.
Do you remember my twig garland back in the day? Here’s the mini Christmas tree version.
If you have a coffee lover in your midst, custom coasters are such a great gift! Slip in a coffee card and you have a complete gift.
This post shows what’s on the other side, and how they look all wrapped up with twine as gifts and shares stencil details.
Can’t get much safer for a votive holder and it’ll take you under 1 minute to make!
After a day of shopping the stores and not finding anything that hit me, I shopped my workshop instead. A little bit of firewood and a 3×3 post and a couple of stencils went a long way!
This was the year I didn’t have a wreath, so I made this instead. Thicker jar rims work best, so be on the lookout!
And I wanted to end the easy section with one of my most fav mantels to date. Love how the windows appear to be illuminated like a real little cabin outdoors.
Well, that was just fun! Which ones were your favs?
.Ready for even more Christmas junk?
Visit my friends below to see what new and old Christmas junk they have carefully curated for you!