New Upcycle Ideas 656

Visit 20+ NEW Upcycle Ideas to Make 656 - Recycled tree art, gingerbread and piano key trees, cable knit chest, plus more, all with tutorials!

New Upcycle Ideas 656


Visit 20+ NEW Upcycle Ideas to Make 656 – Recycled tree art, gingerbread and piano key trees, cable knit chest, plus more, all with tutorials!

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How’s your Christmas decorating coming along? I must say, I’m rather pleased with myself, because not only did I manage to get my rustic garden shed decorated for Christmas, it also snowed just in time for the shoot! So I’ll be sharing that next week.

However this week, I have a super fun idea for your Christmas front porch…

DIY Pallet Christmas Tree sign with stencils and wood

DIY pallet Christmas tree sign

I knew I wanted a Christmas tree porch sign of some type after coming up with THIS ONE 2 years ago. But this round, it’s all about a pallet tree, made super easy with THIS STENCIL.

And now I can even deem my Christmas front porch ready! Lookit me go!

But this is only a start… wait until you check out these other fabulous Christmas features from last week’s party… they are so unique!!

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recycled Christmas tree decoration

Recycled Christmas tree art


Recycled Christmas tree decoration by Seasons Blog

This festive Christmas tree art not only wears the most decadent texture, it’s neutral enough to keep up all year around if you are selective with your supplies! Visit this Christmas tree art tutorial to see how this beauty was made!

winter skates porch display

How to add realistic faux ice to skates


Icy skates Christmas porch decoration by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

If you’ve decorated with ice skates before, it’s my bet you left out one very important and very realistic detail. Can you spot it in this beautiful front porch Christmas vignette? Head on over to this tutorial to learn how to add ice to your skates next round! It makes all the difference!

piano hammer tree

Craft a unique piano hammer Christmas tree


Piano hammer Christmas tree by A Pretty Happy Home

It’s not every day you get to watch a creative on Instagram stories build a piano hammer Christmas tree! But I did just that, and now it’s in a blog post so you can check it out… and scrounge up your own piano keys from somewhere! Isn’t it the coolest effect?

Stenciled blanket chest

Cozy-up a blanket chest with a cable knit pattern


Goodwill cable knit blanket chest makeover by Organized Clutter

Have a plain blanket chest sitting around? This tutorial shares how to perfectly theme it to wear a super cozy cable knit look, thanks to an easy to use cable knit stencil pattern! Adore the contrast of the dark and light. 

gingerbread trees

Create whimsical faux gingerbread trees and a village


Faux Gingerbread trees & village by Homeward Found Decor

This delightfully festive tutorial shares how to create a faux gingerbread village, perfect for a Christmas mantel! But it’s the trees up close that really intrigued me. I mean, frost-coated pom pom gingerbread? Doesn’t get much more decadent than that!

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7 thoughts on “New Upcycle Ideas 656

  1. Thank you Donna for choosing my Christmas tree made from leftover magazines. It was an honor for me. Have a nice weekend ♥

  2. thank you so much for including my little ‘gingerbread’ trees in your feature this week, Miss Donna! i’m so glad you like them. (and you might laugh at this, but i figured out that they were missing one final detail: scent! so i dripped some gingerbread-scented oil onto the wood bases, and now they are REALLY sweet!)

    …but the truth is, Annisa’s piano key tree is the BEST Christmas tree craft i’ve ever seen! WOW!

  3. That hammer tree is awesome. Reminding me that I have a whole piano-full of those and have been trying to figure out a good upcycle for them. Thanks for that feature! And thanks for hosting. So glad you got a pretty snowfall for your outdoor decor pics; happened for me this week, too!

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my blanket chest with cable knit stencil! It would be fun to fold a cable knit throw and display on top.

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