Hello lovely Friends! Today I’m sharing a fun thrifty makeover as part of the Christmas Ideas Tour, and as a sweet addition to my Christmas décor.
All this week, my friends have been sharing Christmas ideas to get you pumped for the Holidays. I’ll be sure to post the links to each festive idea at the bottom!
Of course I chose “Thrifty Crafts Thursday” because you know thrifty is my thang.
I found this clock at the thrift store for $2.50 a little while back:
I don’t know why but when I saw this clock, I immediately thought Christmas! I thought it could be so cute to replace the clock inside with a pretty Christmas scene.
Easier said than done, my friends.
The space inside was about only about 2″ deep so I was very limited, but I think I managed to make it work:
Isn’t it sweet? Since the space was not deep at all, not even a bristle brush tree that was at least taller than Mr. Snowman would fit in there. And the Christmas village figures were just too tiny to fill the space properly.
Here’s what I found to create this one-of-a-kind addition to my Christmas decor:
(I also used a hot glue gun and hot glue.)
I started by removing all the clock parts from the inside as well as the glass front. Then I painted the shell in Behr’s Cottage White DIY chalk paint, and waxed it with clear wax. You could just as easily spray prime and paint this if you wanted.
I added the glass back, securing it in place with hot glue:
The tissue paper tree was an ornament that my son made in 2nd grade and it was the perfect size to fit in my little scene. This is also a sweet way to save it! Poor thing, he made me promise not to sell it. I assured him I would never do that.
I made the joy banner with stickers and scrapbook paper scraps (originally from Hobby Lobby), and attached it to the ornament hanger at the top of the tree…
The little snowman came from Hobby Lobby also. I hot glued him and the tree to the base, then added Buffalo Snow Flurries (from Michaels).
Then I hot glued pretty paper to the back, and covered that with a piece of the stiff backing from a scrapbook paper pad that I cut to fit.
It was very simple to put together once I decided what to fill it with.
I found the snowman first. I just thought he was so cute!
The little tree ornament had the same glittery sparkle.
I added the spray (from Michaels) on top to finish it off.
This would make a great gift idea, filled with photos and mementos as well, don’t you think?
This table and mirror usually sit in the corner to the left of my TV. I had been eyeing this mirror at Kirklands for forever, but at $169, it was just more than I wanted to spend. Then at the Haven Blogging Conference this past Summer, I entered to win a $15o Kirkland’s gift certificate and won! I rarely win anything! I knew exactly what I wanted to buy with it. Thank you, Kirklands! 🙂
You can see where it usually lives here in this picture from my Vintage Sign from Fencing post:
I had to move it to the other side of the TV since we put our tree in that corner. I like how it reflects the light from the window in the kitchen.
It might just have to stay there after Christmas!
(I’ll be sharing my whole living room decked out for Christmas on Monday woohoo!)
Hope you enjoyed this fun thrifty Christmas décor idea! I don’t really know what it would be called specifically? It’s a globe, but it’s not a globe. A diorama, like from 7th grade?? What would you call it?
Here are all the creative ideas from this week’s tour! Enjoy!
Monday – Mantels
Tuesday – Tablescapes
Wednesday – Wreaths
Thursday – Thrifty Crafts
I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I made with these for our GYDO “Thrifty Holiday Projects” theme:
Update: see this fun and thrifty project here now!
You can also visit my Christmas Home tour here if you like:
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If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at these great parties:
The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Between Naps on the Porch Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista