A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017.  I am so glad you are here.  If you have been following along for the 12 Days of Christmas 2017 posts you know that the theme of my 12 posts are about either thrifted, gifted or vintage Christmas presents that I am giving this year.

This last gift is an adorable thrifted elf mug that actually jingles (it has a tiny bell inside the bottom). I saved this  gift for today as it was part of a chinese gift exchange I did with my team from work and I wanted it to be a surprise.

I filled it with Lindt and Swiss chocolates and popped it into a gift bag.  It was a big hit, one of the favorite gifts of the gift exchange. It is just so darn cute and it will jingle ever so gently whenever the owner uses it and takes a drink 🙂

The 12 days has come to an end for 2017 and I really enjoyed the challenge of giving 12 thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts.

I think I have started a new tradition and will definitely be giving thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts on other occasions as well as at Christmas. Continue reading A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12

DIY: Turn an old metal tray into a chalkboard message centre

I’ve always had a thing for serving trays. I’ve collected a lot of them over the years and have used them on many occasions.  When I saw this one in a free box at a yard sale I knew instantly what I was going to do with it.

metal silver tray

I wanted a chalkboard message board for my recently reorganized office/craft space (more on that in future post).

Trays like these can be found at almost every thrift store so this type of project is very inexpensive to produce. Continue reading DIY: Turn an old metal tray into a chalkboard message centre