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DIY Christmas Decoration Using Vintage Collectibles

DIY Christmas decorations start at an early age with most of us making our first in elementary school. I still have some of the ornaments that my kids had made over the years and they are always my favorite to put on the tree. The one of a kind personalization that goes in to creating is what makes crafting so special and gives a stronger sentimental feeling when the decorations are pulled out each year.

If you like to collect vintage items, this feeling can be even more compounded if you can use some of your collected treasures to make a Christmas decoration. There is a reason that you were drawn to purchase or collect the vintage item in the first place but maybe you haven’t been quite sure what to do with it after obtaining it. I have had a craft room full of small treasures that I had collected over the years that I thought I could use with decorating in some way. At the time I usually don’t know how but figure it will come to me at some point.

I wanted to make a Christmas wreath or wall hanging and started to go through my supplies. To start, I pulled out an old metal pressure canner bottom because it was nice and round. I then simply added some wooden blocks to spell out the word “Noel” and added a little merry embellishment to it.

This is what I came up with:

diy Christmas decoration

It was just a matter of gluing the parts together with hot glue. With the holes in the pressure canner bottom, I didn’t even have to worry about attaching a hanger on the back!

Do you have some vintage collectibles that you could put together for a Christmas decoration? What ideas do you have? I would love to hear about them in the comments!

Happy Crafting!