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Christmasification of Your Trash

I've been swamped with Christmas preparations (I bet you have too), but I wanted to take time to post a new trash to treasure idea. It's just as fun to transform your T2T decorations into Christmas decorations as it is to transform them from trash to treasure!

Electric Lamp Unplugged
I found this stand lamp at a thrift sale but the wiring was in terrible shape and I was afraid of using it as an electric lamp. It was also missing all of the glass parts and it has the old cardboard tubes around the bases of the sockets which seems a little unsafe. I know, candles aren't 100% safe either! But somehow, they seemed like a better idea. If you've seen old lamps like this, you know that it had a larger glass globe on top and some sort of smaller glass parts where each of the three bulbs insert.

I decided to turn it into a candelabra, so I cut the frayed electric cord off at the base and inserted glass pegged votive cups in each of the sockets. The top was a little more of a challenge, but I found a hurricane glass at another yard sale and set a clear flowerpot votive inside that. I know, it's a lot of pieces and parts, but I'm a junkie and I like hunting for parts. I finished it off by slipping a flower candle ring around the stem (it's a pillar candle ring). I can burn tealights or votives in the holders.

Here is what the candelabra looks like.


Now for the holiday fun! When I got out the Christmas decorations this year, I decided to remove the year-round decorations and add some Christmas ones. I wrapped a piece of pine garland around the stem and added a couple of bows.

I also added a few silver Christmas tree ornaments and changed out the candles for red ones.

There you have it! The Christmasification of some of my junk. 

I'm linking up this week to:
Reinvented's Trash to Treasure Tuesday
The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party 
The Shabby Nest -Frugal Friday Link Party 
A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day 
The Shabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday

7 comments:

  1. This came together great. I will look at "trash" different now. MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  2. Very vintage! I just love it! You are a clever mama!

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  3. Thanks so much for the feedback everyone!
    Michelle

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  4. That is SO BEAUTIFUL! I would have never even given that lamp a second look at the thrift store.

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  5. Merry Christmas Michelle!
    I have several of these old floor lamps in my barn, and love your take on decorating them--very pretty.
    Barb W.

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