Vintage Festive Crafts: Door Wreath and Tree Cup

As I’m blasting a wide range of Christmas songs in my house and singing along, I can’t help but feel that this is the greatest time for crafting. Stores are filled to the brim with all sorts of weird and wonderful things that you can use to create yourself a customized Christmas. As a vintage lover, I am starting to come up with vintage Christmas craft projects that will give my house that wonderful vintage festive feel and I thought I would share some of my favourite projects from this year with you. Today we are making a vintage door wreath and a vintage Christmas cup.

Vintage Door Wreath:
One of the most iconic and customizable festive symbols, the door wreath is a chance to express your personality and style as well as having some fun. I’ve always wanted a vintage-styled door wreath and this year, I thought I’d finally make one.
What you need:
-Wreath frame (I got a wire one from Spotlight but a foam one is also fine).
-Tinsel in whatever colour you want
-Vintage/vintage-styled baubles and ornaments of various colours and sizes
-Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
-bristle tree decorations
-shiny beads
-Small Santa figure
Steps
-To begin, I added some rolled-up newspaper to the base of the wreath frame to give myself some extra room to glue things on. I then wrapped my tinsel all over the wreath. Feel free to trim the tinsel to get the desired look you want.
-Using the hot glue, add some of the larger decorations such as the bristle trees, the Santa in the centre of the wreath and concentrate the baubles around the bottom.
Note: You don’t have to just keep your decorations on the bottom. You can decorate the whole wreath if you want so absolutely go for it!
-Glue down smaller decorations and baubles in the gaps to fill them up.
-Once you’re happy with the design, let it dry and then hang it up!

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Vintage Christmas Cup
I’m not sure what these are actually called but I remember my grandmother and the family having them in the house when I was young. I’ve done a bit of research and found some vintage photos of them and also one person who sells them (link here) on etsy which means that I’m not crazy and do remember them correctly.
What you need:
-a Christmas mug (I always liked the Santa head mugs)
-a bristle brush tree
-small shiny beads and baubles
-hot glue
-Plaster of Paris
Steps
This decoration is pretty simple, start by filling your cup with Plaster of Paris about 3/4 full. Add the base of your bristle tree and leave it to set. You might need to tie the tree so it dried in the correct position.
-hot glue some shiny beads and baubles to the bristle tree with the smallest at the top and the larger ones at the bottom.
-You’re done! Put it up and enjoy it!

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Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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