There is a big trend in decorating right now to make things look old and distressed. To get this look a little easier, why use some vintage elements and incorporate into your home decor. Decorating with architectural salvage is a great way to add character and vintage charm into your home.
A few days ago I was thinking about making some ornaments for my Christmas tree using my grandma’s vintage costume jewelry. As I thought about how I would put it all together, inspiration hit! I remembered I had some vintage door plates.
I love incorporating vintage items into my decor. A while ago I picked up these vintage door plates at one of my favorite shops, The Green Brick in Ogden, Utah.
I’ve been waiting for the perfect project to use the door plates on and this was it! Upcycling vintage door plates into Christmas ornaments was the perfect project for them. Along with using my grandma’s vintage costume jewelry, I also incorporated crystals from an old chandelier.
Supplies for Upcycle Christmas Ornaments
Assemble Upcycle Christmas Ornament
Here you can see the wire twisted around the bead on the backside of the door plate.
This is a super quick and easy project! I was able to make 5 door plate ornaments in about 30 minutes. Gotta love that this time of year! And best of all it was so fun Upcycling vintage door plates and jewelry into these Christmas Ornaments!
Upcycle Door Plates into Christmas Ornaments
Each upcycled door plate Christmas ornament is unique. For this particular one I attached the chandelier crystal with a piece from an old chain necklace. I attached the crystal to the chain with the existing wire that was on the crystal. I then wired the chain together on the backside of the door plate.
I am so please with the way these Christmas ornaments turned out, a little rustic and a little glam. A fun combination and I also love how quickly they came together.
What do you think of my Upcycled Vintage Door plate Christmas Ornaments? Is this something you would like to try? Do you love incorporating vintage items into you decor?
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