It may be the biggest shopping season of the year, but the junk material repurposed into these Christmas vignettes didn’t cost a cent.
The salvaged wood that the Peace sign is made from was the bannister of the outside of a commercial building that was demolished.
The star at the top of the sign is made from a collection of antique schoolroom rulers: a couple of which I’ve had since childhood.
The candle stand is a vintage lawn sprinkler that I rescued from the top of a garbage pile at a local residential demolition site.
The greenery and candle holder is an antique colander that I have had for years but stopped cooking with because it was getting chipped.
The lantern was a garden lantern, but I rescued it from a neighbour’s curb.
A bundle of wire sitting in my storage area for ages (origin unknown) inspired this simple wreath.
I just wrapped a scrap of burlap around the light socket, strung some pine cones into a wreath with lightweight wire and dropped it over the burlap, then hot glued the bottom of a red candle to hold it in place.
The wreath is simply some greenery and dried rosehips from the garden tied to a coil of rusty wire.
Simple but Christmassy
Sharing the spirit of the season: