Happy Sunday, Friends!! I’m here today with some super talented blogger friends from bHome, sharing inspiring Christmas ideas and décor! You’ll also have a chance to enter to win a $250 GIVEAWAY via bHome from Farmhouse Refined (seriously beautiful décor). Be sure to look for that awesome giveaway opportunity at the bottom!
Anything goes with this tour, so of course I chose to do what I love most, and upcycle something old into a new treasure.
I gave you a peek of what I would be sharing today on Friday:
This was an outdoor light fixture that I spied at the Habitat Restore. Every once in a while I get really lucky in there. (HERE is my last Habitat Restore treasure.)
It was originally 24.99, but marked down to $14.99, and it was an additional 40% off, so it came in at around $9.
I thought that if I could figure out how to remove the lighting components inside that it would make an awesome globe/cloche for the Holidays.
I was able to remove the insides and rework the handle and was left with this:
I needed a base for it, so I cut one from a scrap piece of wood:
Then I gave them both a new paint job…
It was still missing something, so I decided to add some height with an old wooden candlestick I found in the garage. After painting it, I attached it with a screw down through the middle. Then I added glitter by spraying with a matte clear sealer first, then adding the glitter:
I wanted a glitter that would look white, and I found this one that was perfect at Hobby Lobby.
And here is how it looks finished:
I borrowed a few pieces from my Christmas Village to put inside…
The Santa building a snowman actually came from Walmart this year. The sleds and tree are from Lemax that I’ve had for a few years.
I tried a few different displays in here and it was fun seeing the scenes come to life under the glass. I liked the reds and settled on this combination.
The garland inside came as a pack of straight pieces.
I found those and the bows at Hobby Lobby.
I hope you enjoyed this thrifty Upcycle today! Be sure to visit my friends below for more Holiday fun and inspiration!
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I’ll be back tonight for our Get Your DIY On party. This month’s theme is “Knock-Off Holiday Projects”. If you missed mine, I shared Ballard-inspired Christmas décor made from these fabrics:
Check out what I made HERE.
Then I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I made out of this…yep that’s duct tape!!
See ya then, Friends! 🙂
UPDATE: No need to wait…come see what I did with this duct tape HERE now!
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If that isn’t the cutest thing ever!!!!
I absolutely love it!!! Great job!!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks so much, Cheryl!! I had a lot of fun switching out the scenes! 🙂
So so cute,Christy. Great makeover with that light fixture and I’m loving the Christmas vignette.
Thanks, Kim! Hard to believe Christmas is only three weeks away! XO
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
i so love this project Christy!….What a most beautiful transformation and love that you made that beautiful pedestal for it. I am curious to see what you will be doing with the Duck Tape..you always have the most creative projects!
Thanks so much, Shirley! I had fun with this one…and the duck tape! 🙂
I love this – it’s beautiful. I have a trio of lanterns out all year round, and I just filled them with small ornaments this year. I think I’m going to have to make at least one of them a little scene like yours. I bet I have everything I need. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Cindy! I never thought to fill mine with ornaments…great idea!! 🙂
Oh I love this it is so cute….what a great idea!
Thank you, Candy!! XO
Thanks for all of your great ideas. I generally stay in the background–sort of like a wall flower but know an occasional “you’re awesome!” is nice to hear. So, You, my dear, are awesome! Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much for that, Christine! I’m so appreciative of the sweet feedback! Merry Christmas to you as well! 🙂
Donna Lee says
love the lantern upcycle
Thank you, Donna Lee!! XO
Lory at Designthusiasm says
Christy, this is awesome! I’m so envious of people who can DIY! Of course I love your styling, as well. Lovely job!!
Thank you, Lory! So glad you like it! 🙂
Julie Fiato says
I want to get right inside that lantern and hang with Santa. This is so cute!!
Thanks, Julie! Yes me too!! XOXO
Joanie McLaughlin says
That lantern makeover is awesome. Your creativity is amazing! Your posts never fail to wow!
Aww thank you, Joanie! I really appreciate that!! XOXO
kelly wilkniss says
Christy – you repurpose like no other! A visionary mind at work. You slayed me with this Christmas cloche from the crummy old light fixture. The little garland inside – really too awesome! Sharing!
Thank you so much, Kelly! I’m just glad my idea worked out lol! Always so honored to tour with you and the bHome family!! XO
I love everything about this! So creative and inspiring (though, I’m anything but a DIY’er!) The details inside the light fixture are so cute and the way you displayed it with the plaid and little tree and candy canes look fantastic! Great pics too! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Lori! I really did have fun setting it up! XO
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
This is super cute! A fun way to reuse an old light fixtures. I love how you put it up on a pedestal, and looks so pretty in your vignette.
Thank you, Linda!! It was fun pulling this idea together! XO
laura janning says
you do the most amazing projects. i would never have thought of this one…ever!
Aww thanks, Laura!! Glad it actually worked! 😀
Sarah | She Holds Dearly says
Ok, my mind is blown. You are the queen of upcycling!
Ha ha thank you, Sarah!! XO
This is SO beautiful! I love it! That mini garland adds the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks, Becky!! I had a lot of fun with this! 😀
Marcie Lovett says
I find great stuff at Restore all the time. Of course, I just clean it or paint over it because I don’t have a crazy genius repurposing mind like you do. Fabulous project!
Aww thanks, Marcie! There’s one right by my sister’s house so I stop in there whenever I’m out that way…need to go more often! XO
Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
This is seriously adorable! What a fun way to repurpose an old light fixture. Santa making the snowman diorama was adorable enough but adding the pretty garland around the top – come on girl, talk about attention to detail.
Thanks, Marie! I really wasn’t sure I could make this work, but I’m so glad it worked out! I had a ball changing out the scenes in there! 🙂
The light fixture turned lantern is genius! I knew you were good but this is epic!
Also love that makeup/dressing table with mirror!
I will be on a new mission making lanterns for gifts and maybe to sell???
You have vision and a fine artistic touch! Kathy
Thank you so much, Kathy!! I think these would make the cutest gifts…great idea, and I really appreciate the encouraging words! 🙂
Oh my word! This is the greatest idea!! I love the glittered base and the wreaths inside the glass? Perfect! So fun being on this tour with you .
Thanks, Jamie! I had fun switching out the scenes inside! Merry Christmas! XO
Kerryanne - Shabby Art Boutique says
Oh Christy, this project is just so adorable. It has the perfect combination of height, texture, shape and purpose… and could be used for so many different festive vignettes. Love it!! Merry Christmas.
Thanks, Kerryanne! I had a lot of fun changing out the scene inside! Merry Christmas…stay cool down there! 🙂