Hey friends! I hope you are doing well – and staying well!
Welcome to this month’s edition of Thrifty Style Team hosted by Julie at Redhead Can Decorate! Thrifty Style Team is a group of uber-talented ladies who get together once a month to bring you thrifty DIY projects and decor inspiration that won’t break the bank!
This month’s edition of Thrifty Style Team is Christmas themed, so get ready so see some awesome and thrifty Christmas decor ideas!
My contribution for this month is a vintage 7UP crate Christmas centerpiece!
This was SO freaking easy to put together! All you need is:
- A Vintage 7UP crate
- 7UP bottle(s) (I only had one bottle, but I think it’d look cool with 1-2 more)
- Pine cones
- Pine sprigs (I trimmed these off of a faux pine pick)
- Red berry pine picks
- Taper candle
- Vintage lantern
- Fairy lights
I put fairy lights in the vintage lantern to give the centerpiece a little more pop! Maybe I’ll add a string of lights to the tree later.
I love how it turned out! My only regret is that you can’t clearly see the 7UP writing on the crate. I’m going to try to find another 7UP crate where the writing isn’t as worn off.
I know I’ll probably catch hell from the safety police over the lit candle, but I didn’t have any battery operated taper candles so I had to go with this. Always keep lit candles away from combustible materials and never leave lit candles unattended.
I hope you enjoyed my Vintage 7UP crate Christmas centerpiece! Would you like to see crates done with other soda brands like Pepsi or Coca-Cola? If you would, let me know in the comments!
Don’t forget to check out all the other fabulous Thrifty Style Team projects through the links below!
Redhead Can Decorate – 25 Affordable Thrifty DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas
The Painted Hinge – Vintage 7UP Crate Christmas Centerpiece
DIY Beautify – How to Make a Glitter Ornament Nativity
2 Bees In A Pod – Stamped Book Stacks For Christmas
Postcards From The Ridge – Easy DIY Snowman Wreath
The How To Home – Copper Geometric Christmas Ornament
The Tattered Pew – Easy Homemade Christmas Soaps For Kids
Sweet Pea – How to Make Christmas Cut Out Wooden Candleholders
What Meegan Makes – Glittery Christmas Wreath From An Embroidery Hoop
Cottage At The Crossroads – Wooden Chinoiserie Christmas Ornament
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – How To Make Christmas Tassels
Lora B Create & Ponder – DIY Repurposed Candlesticks with Sheet Metal Shades
White Arrows Home – DIY No Sew Christmas Pillow
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!
I love this, Michelle! I have been thinking about doing a centerpiece with my Coke crate and after seeing what you created, I’m definitely making something similar for my home.
Thank you so much Paula! I’m so happy it inspired you!
Jane Windham says
Michelle, I love your crate centerpiece. I’ll have to look for a Pepsi crate as we live in Pepsi territory. My sister-in-law gave me a set of battery operated tapers one year as a Christmas gift. Now I know what to stick them in now!
Thanks so much Jane! I’m so happy this inspired you!
I’m interested in seeing other crafty centerpieces, as well !!
Awesome! Next week I’m going shopping to get what I need to put more of these together!
Cindy LONG says
This is so cute Michelle! I’d love to find a vintage Coke crate! My father in law is a collector so maybe I’ll ask him 😉
Thanks so much Cindy! My grandfather was the collector in my family and I was lucky to inherit a lot of the pieces I use in my decor today.
Lora Bloomquist says
This is such a fun idea, Michelle! Love those old pop bottles, and combined with the crate; adorable! Have you tried brushing some poly on the crate? Sometimes it pops those old graphics colors so you can see them a little better.
Thank you Lora! And thank you so much for the poly tip – I’m definitely going to try that!
Love this sweet and simple centerpiece. That 7-up bottle is perfect for Christmas. And the vintage crate has so much awesome patina!
Thank you so much Angie! I love the patina on the crate too!
Mary Beth says
I seriously can’t even tell you how much I love this! It’s festive and vintage – two of my favorite things.
Thank you so much Mary Beth! Festive and vintage are two of my favorite things too!
I really like how simple and unique your centerpiece is. From the crate to the bottle to the fairy lights, it is a fun as can be.
Thank you so much Meegan!
Kelly Radcliff says
Michelle this vignette is just beautiful! I love how easy you make it sound and look. Anything vintage has my heart!
Thank you Kelly! Anything vintage has my heart too!
I love decorating with vintage soda crates and I’m so inspired by yours! That lantern is so pretty and what a great idea to use a 7UP bottle to hold a candle! I love this inspiration!
Thank you Kristin! When I put this together it made me think of your style, so I’m not surprised that you like it!
Kristi Dominguez says
Michelle, this centerpiece is so cozy and Christmasy! I love it. My favorite aspect is the fairy lights inside the lantern…that’s so clever! Merry, merry! xoxo, Kristi
Thank you so much Kristi!
Thanks so much, Cindy! My grandfather was the collector in my family and I was lucky to inherit a lot of the pieces I use in my decor today. Thank you, Kristin! When I put this together it made me think of your style, so I’m not surprised that you like it. this centerpiece is so cozy and Christmasy! I love it. My favorite aspect is the fairy lights inside the lantern, that’s so clever.