My Favourite Projects of 2016

Happy Thursday friends!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! Ours was wonderful… and most definitely white. Now the snow can go away already. lol.

2016 is almost over and it’s always fun for me to look back at projects and pick my favourites of the year. So here they are in random order.

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repurposed tea light tree into flower art

Repurposed Tea Light Tree turned into Flower Art


Vintage tiered stand makeover with vintage bakeware

Vintage Tiered Stand Makeover with vintage Bundt Pans


repurposed silver tray clock

Repurposed Silver Tray Clock


repurposed candle holder as jewelry holder

Repurposed Candle Holder into Jewelry Holder


junk love sign

Repurposed Junk Love Sign


Repurposed vintage bakeware for craft room storage

Repurposed Vintage Bakeware Craft Room Storage



Craft Room Reorganization Reveal


repurposed vintage sieve bird feeder

Repurposed Vintage Sieve Bird Feeder


plate flower silverware wind chime

Repurposed Silver Tray and Silverware Wind Chime


repurposed grater owl wind chime

Repurposed Grater Owl Wind Chime with Vintage Veggie Peeler Chimes

Do you have a favourite?

I have to say that the owl is mine. I sold all the versions I made and have more ready and waiting for me to find wings for them. Maybe I’ll even make one for myself this year.


Favourite Projects of 2016 by Thrifty Rebel Vintage


I’m so looking forward to 2017, which will bring more decorating and repurposing projects. Finds of the Week and What the Heck Is It? will be returning… and there will be a few new things happening here too.

Happy New Year, and all the best for 2017!

Thank you so much for reading… and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. I love them all tuula but I think the owl is definitely my favorite! Happy New year. Here’s to another year of great upcycled projects!


    1. Thanks Tania! Happy New Year to you.

    1. Thanks so much AnnMarie!

  2. My favorite remains your craft room storage makeover using the kitchenware. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Donna! I’m still loving my bakeware storage, and I’m always looking for more. Happy New Year!

  3. Fonda Rush says:

    Best wishes in the new year!

    1. Thanks Fonda! Same to you!

  4. Great projects but the owl wind chime is my favorite. I am taking inspiration from your craft room and try to get mine in order. Happy New Year

    1. Thanks Sharon! I love being organized and it’s fun to find interesting ways to store things. Every January I have to reorganize because of the Christmas season, but I do look forward to it. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks very much Kris!

  5. Love all the fabulous and fun goodies you created this past year. You’re so talented! I really love your craft room makeover. So cute how you used the cake pans, muffin tins, and jello molds for storage. That is a great idea and those things are a lot more fun to look at than cardboard or plastic boxes. Your room is the perfect place for the creativity to flow freely. Very fun! Happy New Year……..looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations coming in 2017. Judy

    1. Thanks Judy! I’m really looking forward to 2017. I have a lot of ideas to share, and a few rooms to redecorate and reorganize.

  6. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    No one favorite, as I love all your projects. You give so much inspiration. Thank you
    Wishing you a Very Happy and Blessed New Years
    Here comes the new time,
    It’s not just about the beginning,
    But about the end,
    This time is filled with peace,
    A time to spend,
    Flashes of the year have gone by,
    Waiting for a new dawn,
    I’m wishing you a happy New Year!

    1. Thanks very much Colleen! I’m so glad that you find inspiration here. 🙂

  7. These are all so fun, Tuula! I think your craft storage and owl wind chime are my favorites 😉 Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks so much Cecilia! I do love fun and funky storage. It keeps my craft studio an inspiring place to be.

  8. Laura Carder says:

    I started following your blog this summer, so missed the very cool storage for your craft room! Now I’m going to have to look for vintage cooking pans, etc at my local thrift stores!

    I do have a question about the chain you use for your wind chimes… For the regular chain, do you just get it at a hardware store? I know sometimes you use old necklaces and such, but I am looking for chain like the photo in between the bird feeder and the owl.

    I’m really enjoying your blog! Hope you have a wonderful new year!!!

    1. Thanks so much Laura! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my blog. The chains I used for that wind chime are from a vintage chain necklace that I took apart. I only use necklaces because I find them so cheap around here. Usually for 50 cents to $1, and sometimes I’ll find a mixed bag for a great deal. I have never used hardware store chain, but I see no reason why it wouldn’t work except that it might be hard to take apart for the lengths that are needed. I don’t really know. For me it’s just much cheaper to use thrifted necklaces, and I love repurposing them in my chimes. I hope that answers your question. Happy New Year!

  9. Tuula, I had followed you for a long time. So glad to find you again. What fun projects. Particularly like the LOVE sign and the Tea Light Tree.

    1. Thanks so much Mrs. A. Happy New Year!

  10. You know I love all of your projects, right, Tuula?!! If I had to pick some favorites: the tray clock, your bakeware storage, and the owl–I love that owl 🙂 Thanks so much for partying with us at Vintage Charm–

    1. Thanks Diana! It’s hard to believe another year of projects has come and gone, but I’m so looking forward to 2017. 🙂

  11. I saw & enjoyed every one of those posts! Those are all great. I don’t know where you get your inspiration from, but I wish I knew. I can’t even pick out a favorite. Pinned.

    1. Thanks very much for pinning Florence. 🙂 I’m looking forward to another year of projects.