Upcycled Chair Spindle Tree Topper/Star

I have been set on doing a really elaborate rustic farmhouse style Christmas Tree this year and it seems that anything of quality at the local stores costs an arm and a leg. So I got on Pinterest and found some cute wooden stars that piqued my interest and got to thinking about how I could make my own.

I’ve had a small collection of dowels/spindles from the various wooden chairs that have broken over the years in our house and decided to wing it and I love how it turned out!

I taped and then predrilled holes to screw the dowels together in the shape of a star.

I had an old tree topper with some lights in it that I wanted to use on the new topper so I took it apart and saved the lights

I gave the new star a quick coat of paint and hotglued some pinecones and foliage to it, wrapped the lights around it, and- TaDa! Pretty darn cute 🙂

I even turned a wire coat hanger into the mounting spring by twisting it around a pole in the drill to get the shape and inserting it into a predrilled hole in the star.

I never set up the tree until after my sons birthday at the end of November but I’m excited to see how it looks all lit up atop the family tree!

Sew Cute Caddy

I originally made this to hold treats for a birthday party. Now it serves as my handy dandy sewing caddy. 

If you’ve never put holes in china check out diamond-tip drill-bit and say that five times fast!

While playing around with sewing stuff I made a little pincushion and added an elastic band so it could hold onto the sewing machine.

I’m so ready for some holiday sewing! This is the only time of year I ever really feel like bringing out the out machine and trying not to pull out my hair getting it to work properly LOL