5 Minute Repurposed Frog Christmas Tree


Happy Wednesday, Friends! For many of us, the holidays are often the busiest season of the year.  Today I'm sharing a project that is so simple, it doesn't even fall into the 15 Minute Fix category! {By the way, that series will resume after the holidays!} No paint or glue necessary--all you need is an assortment of pin frogs, a topper for your "tree" and 5 minutes! 



repurposed frog Christmas tree


Before the project, I want to say thank you for a few thoughtful gifts I received this week. First, Cecilia B. artist and blogger at The B Farm, painted this whimsical canvas for me. Is't it darling? She said the inspiration came from my book which really touched me. Guess what? You too, can have a Tin Roof Studio  original. That's right, Cecilia's art is for sale, plus as Jemma's feature this Friday, there will be free shipping through December 5. That's my kind of Black Friday sale!


Tin Roof Studio art


I won a turkey, y'all! Not the kind I'd be preparing to cook soon, but the kind that's vintage and can be displayed year after year. Thanks to sweet Linda at Itsy Bits and Pieces for sharing her vintage goodies at a recent giveaway. I was thrilled to be one of the winners ;) If you haven't already, drop by and pay Linda a visit. Her beautiful photography and charming decor always inspire! 


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Now...for the project which honestly has to be the easiest one I've shared to date. Yet, I find it's often the simple, unexpected repurpose that brings me joy.  Would you agree?  I make it a habit to pick up floral pin frogs anytime I see them at thrift stores or estate sales. I started with several and simply stacked them as a child would stack building blocks. The tree topper should reflect your style. It might be rustic like this chalkboard sticker star and jingle bell...


repurposed frog Christmas tree



...or you can choose to add some vintage bling like I did here. The topper can be displayed between the pins, just as flowers would. Honestly, could it be any easier? Once you've gathered your frogs and topper, just stack and top and it's done! Don't have any pin frogs laying around? No worries--I've included affiliate links at the bottom of the post. {See full disclosure here.}


repurposed frog Christmas tree



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repurposed frog Christmas tree



I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love and joy! We will be having our Vintage Charm party tomorrow, so grab a slice of pie and join us!



Vintage Charm party



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13 comments:

  1. Super cute idea! I love old metal frogs, and your assembly of them into a Christmas tree is so neat! That's a pretty pin too, for "the star!" ~Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving! :) Rhonda

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  2. This is so clever, Tuula. Using the jingle bell as the star holder was brilliant. Your creative brain is working overtime :)

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  3. Cecilia, that is the best Christmas tree made of unusual materials I've seen! Love the bling on top! And thank you for the shout out! You're a sweetie! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  4. Your vintage wax turkey is exactly the same as mine! My mother got it when I was a child and it came out every year. It isn't Thanksgiving around here until it comes out. Does yours have the sticker on the bottom? Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. So cute! I don't have enough large one's to make this but I'll keep on looking for some! I love flower frogs!

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  6. Very cute and creative. Ya know, I never see those flower frogs at the thrifts I visit!! Thanks for the links!

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  7. Love it Cecilia! I'm all about quick and easy this year. I've never seen a flower frog at a thrift store here, but I'm still looking.

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  8. I have only two pin frogs, so not enough to make a tree:( yours is adorable! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  9. Love the sign that Cecilia B. painted for you. Your florist frogs made a really cute Christmas tree. Very creative.

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  10. I love making flower frog Christmas tree. They are so easy and fun to see how you can top them off. Yours are adorable.

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  11. What a fabulous tree, sweet Cecilia! When I clicked on your post I was thinking of a tree with actual frogs in it - HA! :) You are very clever, my friend.

    I trust you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs to you!

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  12. Cecilia, I have a frog tree in my family room, but no topper. Hmmmm, I may need to change that! :) I have a turkey like that and the other day I found a pink one at our local thrift. I had to nab it, because it was so unusual. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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