Inspiring Flea Market Christmas Decor Ideas

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Dressing up your home for the holidays is a breeze with these flea market Christmas decor ideas that are sure to inspire. We'll show you how to turn thrifted gems into home decor worthy of the most wonderful time of year.

Wire Crate with Milk Bottles

Transform a galvanized wire crate and a few milk bottles into a poinsettia centerpiece for your holiday table. Insert one small vial of water into each glass bottle and surround the vials with cranberries. Place poinsettia stems into the vials for an eye-catching display.

Typewriter Message

Type a holiday-theme message or quote using a thrift store typewriter for a decorating idea worthy of a few repins on Pinterest. To make it feel extra Christmasy, surround the typewriter with evergreen branches and pinecones dusted with faux snow.

Framed Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas in style with a DIY advent calendar set in a vintage frame. Simply wrap linen around a piece of foam core and pop the board into the frame. Print or write numbers on tags and pin the tags to the calendar, embellishing each with a sparkling bauble.

Barrel of Monkeys Garland

Watch how to make the cutest Christmas garland on a budget using a classic children's toy.

Gold Serving Tray

Set up a glam coffee table display you’ll be proud to show off all winter thanks to an antique gold tray. Arrange an assortment of candles in paper-wrapped votives on the tray to create a dazzling glow.

Urn, Silver, and Frame

Stock a bar cart with elegant vintage finds like an urn and a silver collection. An ornate gold frame beautifully displays your favorite word or saying spelled out with cording. Pin the trim to a linen-wrapped piece of foam core inserted into the frame.

Editor's Tip: To preserve the patina, polish silver no more than once a year.

Storybook Garland

Use the pages of your favorite Christmas children's books to create an adorable garland for your tree. Flea markets are also great places to find vintage stockings and tree ornaments.

Kitchen Scale Centerpiece

A holiday meal isn’t complete without a festive tablescape. Score an antique kitchen scale at a flea market that can display a candle and greenery. Set the scale inside a tin-and-wood tray. Accent the pieces with a white ceramic deer and a buffalo check runner.

Sweater Cosies

Inexpensive thrift store sweaters easily become charming wraps for candles and clear vases. Cut off the end of a sweater arm to fit your container, plus an additional two inches. Fold the sleeve's edge under and fasten it with hot glue. Glue tiny jingle bells to the sweater sleeves for a festive touch.

Coca-Cola Crate

A red wooden crate is the perfect coffee table container to house a mini tree and other odds and ends during the season. Love this idea? A red flea market create is an investment that also works well as a decoration for other holidays where red is a prominent color, like Valentine's Day or the Fourth of July.

Fencing-Flats Sign

Revitalize leftover fence panels from an outdoor project or a flea market thanks to a little paint and some stencils. See exactly how to put together this rustic DIY sign using the link below.

White Metal Teapot

Ditch your ordinary vase for a pretty enamelware pitcher filled with greenery and berries. Accent the pitcher with pinecones and other white decorations for a farmhouse-inspired look.

Colorful Holiday Tin

Festive tins from flea markets can easily become containers for floral displays. A water-filled container inside a retro tin keeps the bright red bracts hydrated. Of course, you can’t go wrong decorating with a vintage Christmas elf.

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Candles and Cranberries Centerpiece

DIY these darling centerpieces using thrifted hurricanes, candles, and cranberries for an inexpensive Christmas decorating idea.


Vintage Christmas Tree

Incorporating flea market finds can be as simple as using a thrifted tree, which may be cheaper than one that's brand-new. No one will know how little you spent when you adorn the tree with your favorite ornaments.


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