Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

November 28, 2020

How are you doing lately? We have been thrown back into shut down mode here and it's so sad because we had just barely started to open things back up again. I'm worried about the small businesses... if they managed to survive the first shut down, how will they do this time? I'm lucky that my job isn't affected other than working from home.

I've been occupying my mind lately with Christmas crafts! It's always a welcome distraction 😊

Today I'm joining some blogging friends for the Do It Over Designers upcycling challenge. I decided to do a cute little Christmas vignette in an upcycled vintage wall pocket.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette
The Do It Over Designers is a group of like-minded bloggers and we e-meet bi-monthly to take something old or unused and "do it over" into something new!

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I found a pair of these wooden wall pockets at the thrift store. I have one of them hanging in a gallery wall but the other has been hanging out in my craft studio.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Maybe a school shop project years ago?

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

I painted the pocket portion cherry red.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

I wanted to cover the back with music paper. I traced it onto the paper and cut it out. I tried to remove the pocket from the backing but it was glued and wouldn't budge.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

So I ended up just patching in the sides and then trimming.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

A little piece of floral foam fills up the pocket so I have a surface for my items.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Then I picked out some green tinsel to cover the foam.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

I dyed a little bottle brush tree red and added that. You can see how I dye these little bottle brush trees in this post: DIY Pumpkin Diorama.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

I had some parts of a vintage garland that I used to decorate the tree.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Then I added my sweet little caroler. I've had him for years, I think he's so cute!

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

I painted "Fa la la" on the front. It seemed appropriate since he is a caroler! 😊

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

I added a couple of old jingle bells and a holly sprig from Dollar Tree. I also painted some little music notes around the letters.

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

If you have some small Christmas bits (ornaments, lone figurines, etc.) adding them into a vignette like this is a great way to highlight them and make them special again!

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette

Take a look at what the other ladies have created!

Ann - The Apple Street Cottage - The Christmas Mermaid

Anita - Unique Creations by Anita - Steampunk Sock Gnomes


Chas - Chas’ Crazy Creations - DIY Kids Advent Calendar

Cindy - Cloches & Lavender - Curbside Hutch

Donna - Modern on Monticello - DIY Festive Santa Painted Basket

Gail - Purple Hues & Me - Wood Sled Makeover

Kathleen - Our Hopeful Home - Farmhouse Corbel Shelf Refinish

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable - Fan Blade Junk Angel DIY

Naush - Doodle Buddies - DIY Faux Farmhouse Crate From a Carton

Patti - Pandora’s Box - Recycling Your Throw-aways!

Sara - Birdz of a Feather - Tiered Plant Stand DIY

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Upcycled Vintage Wall Pocket Christmas Vignette


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