Upcycled Wood Christmas Decorations

When I was single and living in an apartment back in Seattle my mom gave me a bunch of our old Christmas decorations to decorate the little place I called home. They had been ones I grew up with and held a very special place in my heart. I was notorious for throwing fits if my mom tried to change ANYTHING in our home, including our long standing Christmas decorations. I think I had my Kermit the Frog stocking hanger till I was in college.

I brought those Christmas decorations, sans Kermit, down to Oregon with me and as I was going through those boxes of decorations I found these guys and thought maybe I was finally ready for a change. It was time to give these guys an update.

Sticking with my rustic country Christmas theme I transformed them into this:

I’m not sure where I am going to put them yet but I can’t wait to start decorating my home next week. Okay, I know me and I’ll start decorating on Thanksgiving. I can’t help it. I’m writing this post as I listen to Christmas music. It’s a very happy time of year and I can’t help drag it out as long as I possibly can.

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  1. The update is fabulous…..!!!
    I love the white and ticking look! Good for you….
    Up-cycling is so much better than starting over…

    hugs x

    • Bullfrogs and Bulldogs says:

      Hey Crystelle! Thanks so much for the sweet comment! I agree, I love taking something old and making it new again :)

  2. Teri Capalby says:

    WHAT!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! You change the color of the trees and the noel sign…..but its always been that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha HA… a little of your own medicine….good Job Hon…they look awesome….

  3. These look fantastic!
    Love the color choice!

  4. These are awesome!! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  5. I love what you did to them! Gives me an idea for some wooden pieces that I’ve had for a long time!

  6. Stephanie @ The Cozy Old Farmhouse says:

    Ok, I seriously almost gasped when I saw your ADORABLE little trees!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! The makeover looks amazing and I am in love with those feed sack stripes!! Must keep this in mind for any out of date wooden trees I spy at the thrift store! Pinned this to my Christmas board.

  7. I really love that update! I would love to invite you to share at Fall Into the Holidays-


    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  8. TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic says:

    Love these! The feedsack stripes are perfect. Brilliant re-do!

  9. What a beautiful transformation!!!

  10. Kristy Life-n-Reflection says:

    Beautiful transformation!

  11. Jocie@TheBetterHalf says:

    Hey Amanda! So cute. what a dramatic and simple change!
    Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Even though its Black Friday, hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Don’t forget, we will be giving away more free ad space but be sure to link back if you would like to be featured or win ad space! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says:

    Loving your update! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing them at my party at House on the Way. Have a great weekend!

  13. wow, so beautiful love the feedsack style it would be great if you came and shared them at my linky party at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/11/sunday-show-off-linky-party_24.html

    thankyou for the inspiration
    aimee xxxx

  14. I love the upcycle! The colours are so great!

  15. le chateau des fleurs says:

    This is fantastic! I love this! Come link up at the French party! Xo


  16. Kathryn Griffin says:

    Fantastic update! So cute! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and pick up a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says:

    Thanks for sharing your great Xmas decoration at my party at House on the Way. Stop by tomorrow to see it featured! I’d love for you to grab my button too! Have a great week!

  18. le chateau des fleurs says:

    Thanks so much for linking! I just featured you on my Facebook page! XO

  19. I love how you transformed these. Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Bock Party!

    I’m featuring you this week!

  20. Korrie@RedHenHome says:

    Wow! I love the changes–it really brought these pieces “up to date”–by making them look older ;-)

  21. I found your blog through your feature at Kristin’s! Your trees are so adorable, I love the update you did on them, and I know that was probably hard to do! But so nice you have extended the memories through a fresh new look. I am curious where you are located!!! I am in the heart of Oregon wine country too :) So happy to have found you.

    • Bullfrogs and Bulldogs says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words. We are just outside of Newberg up on Ribbon Ridge. Where are you?

  22. They turned out great! Simple and rustic! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share, featuring this tomorrow girl!

  23. So pleased to meet you, Amanda!
    I am here from Isabelle’s party!
    What an adorable and stunning transition!
    I am your newest follower!

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