We’ve got just a few more Christmas in July projects coming to the blog. Today I’m sharing a fun Christmas ornament that I’ve been making and selling at local vintage markets for the last few years — Christmas ornaments from faucet handles!
These are pretty easy to find at flea markets and garage sales. I love that the handles come in so many colors. Of course, the red handles were the most popular and by the time I remembered to take pictures, they had all sold.
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Supplies Used for Repurposed Christmas Ornaments
- old faucet handles – from flea market
- rustic wire
- vintage rhinestone button
- wire cutters
If you don’t have any luck finding old faucet handles or vintage rhinestone buttons at your local flea markets (or if you just don’t want to go looking for them) you can get new ones on Amazon. I found some and added them to my list of supplies below.
Here’s how I displayed them at The Primitive Barn last year. The red ornaments are always the most popular for me and sell first. So when I took this photo I was down to just blue, black, and one gold. I didn’t paint any of them… the color you see is how I found them.
How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Faucet Handles
These are really pretty easy… like most of my DIY projects. I used wire that I had leftover from previous projects (but we also sell rustic wire in our online shop now!), various rhinestone buttons and brooches, E6000 glue, and wire cutters.
First, I glued all the rhinestone buttons to the centers of the faucet handles and let them dry overnight.
Then I wrapped one end of the wire around one side of the handle and the other end around the other side, trimming with my wire cutters.
I took a couple of small (2-4′ tall) Christmas trees to my fall shows so I could display all my Christmas ornaments on them.
Here’s a quick video so you can see these handle ornaments up close. There will be a short commercial at the beginning. Thanks for your patience… that’s one of the ways this blog pays for itself.
And here’s an unedited video of the ones I made a few years ago to take to Junk Bonanza. You can see all the different ornaments in this one.
More Upcycled Christmas Decor
If you enjoyed seeing these Christmas ornaments from faucet handles, you might also like these:
- My Vintage Faucet Handle Necklaces
- Where to Buy Vintage Faucet Handles Online
- Vintage Salt Shaker Christmas Ornament Tutorial
- 18 Rustic Style DIY Christmas Ornaments
- More Thrift Store Makeovers
Thanks for reading! I’d love to know if you try these.
‘Til the next project,