Warm your winter with these upcycled door hardware DIYs.
Monday, December 23, 2019
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, another holiday or simply love the winter season, here are five ways to get your home décor ready for winter.
“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearth rugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” —Thomas De Quincy, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
You don’t need raging wind and rain, or even chilly weather, for these DIY projects using reclaimed door hardware. You don’t need much of a reason at all, if you ask us. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, another holiday or simply love the winter season, here are five ways to get your home décor ready for winter.
Give an old knob a new look
Upcycled door knobs, especially those with flat faces, make a great base for a variety of items. Wedding Chicks turned theirs into flower vases. Imagine these with some seasonal flora like sprigs of holly or a Christmas rose. You could also use the same tutorial but use the “vases” as candlestick holders (just make sure the base is stable if you’re going to light the candles). We can envision this DIY décor in a variety of homes, no matter the holiday or time of year.
Make squeaky hinges sing
This reclaimed hardware Christmas tree from Kathy at Petticoat Junktion uses door hinges instead of knobs. Part funky, part rustic and totally fun, all you need is some vintage-looking hinges, glue and something to mount it all on. Swap out different hinge styles based on your taste, maybe spray paint them if you’re looking for a certain color scheme and be prepared to tell all your guests about the simple and stylish DIY holiday décor you’ve mastered.
Find the key to a beautiful season
Handmade décor opens a world of possibilities when you want to create something with personal meaning. This DIY key ornament is a perfect example. Simply choose a key from your childhood home, the first house you bought or anywhere else with personal significance, pick out some paint and other embellishments, and get crafting. We’re sure it will look great in your own home or as a thoughtful gift for someone else’s.
There are plenty more ideas where these came from. Follow us on Pinterest for inspiration this holiday season or any time of year, or check out our archives for more ways to transform old door locks into something uniquely new.