Upcycled Birdhouse DIY Christmas Village Houses




These were leftover birdhouses from our wedding centerpieces. I tried to make them into Christmas village houses. I just used cardboard/cardstock and kept them all white. Next year I can easily paint them different colors to match a new theme.  I have a couple other houses I can makeover next year and truly make it a village (with more trees too). I'd like to actually cut out the doors instead of cardboard too. I think that'll look best but for now this is what I did.

The macrame candle jar cover took me a bit but now I know really well how to do square and diagonal half hitch knots. I used this tutorial on youtube: DIY Macramé Jar Cover | Boho Candle Holder Tutorial by Macrame School



Pretty simple transformation with these birdhouses. I also think adding some paper string lights would be cute added detail.




I had these 4 inch square frames and filled them with some seasonal phrases I put together in illustrator and printed out. The fonts I used are Nightcall for the script and Bush Market regular for the "and".



Happy holiday crafting!



20 DIY Upcycled Wreaths for Every Occasion!

Here is some DIY wreath inspo for you to make a wreath for every occasion. 

1. Aluminum Can Leaves Wreath for le Fall time.

2. Garden Hose Wreath for le Spring time.

3. Cotton Reel Wreath


4. Tshirt Wreath

5. Necktie Wreath


6. Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

7. Hubcap Patriotic Star Wreath


8. Newspaper Wreath

9. Denim Rag Wreath by OrangeDogCrafts

10. Multi Colored- Christmas light Wreath

11. Paintbrush Wreath


12. Bundt Pan Wreath

13. Sweater Wreath


14. Music Sheet Roses Wreath

15. Fabric Samples Wreath


16. Wine Cork Wreath

17. Tennis Racket Wreath


18. Acorn Wreath

19. Terracotta Pots Wreath

20. Cardboard Wreath


Vintage Finds | Simplicity 7456 Sewing Pattern from 1976 - Toddler's Short Jumpsuit Romper


This is a baby romper I made using this vintage Simplicity sewing pattern and thrifted plaid fabric. I’ve made a variation of this pattern in the past many times for my @fancylittlemoon Etsy shop so I’m quite familiar with it. I did add Kam snaps to the bottom of this one though. Felt cool making it for keeps now lol. I had this fabric in my stash for a long time too so it’s nice putting it to good use. I made a matching baby bucket hat using this pattern by Sweet Red Poppy and adorned it with a cute little teddy face embroidered patch I bought from Chicbaby Studio etsy shop.

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Simplicity pattern 7456 is vintage from 1976. It comes in individual sizes. For this particular romper I used the 1/2 size which I assume is like 6 months. I added a tiny bit of length on the shorts but otherwise made per instructions. It's a pretty easy to follow pattern, give it a try.