Repurposed Christmas Photo Display

       Sometimes even if I don't need it, I buy it on clearance!

Before Repurposed Christmas Photo Display.

That was the story with this galvanized metal shelf I bought for 80% off. It was 6 bucks, I couldn't leave it there. 

I was hoping to put it in my newly renovated bathroom but it just didn't fit. 

So I repurposed it. 

This shelf had a beautiful rustic wooden top so easily unscrewed it and turned it into a sign. 

Repurposed Christmas Photo Display and sign.

That part was easy!

DIY Repurposed Christmas Photo Display and sign.

You can purchase this stencil HERE and use it all holiday season. 

The stencil can be configured in different ways by using all or just part of the stencil like I did on these wooden star ornaments.

The sign looks amazing but even better than that was the rest of this repurposed project...

the metal base.

How excited was I to discover that it was magnetic!

Repurposed Christmas Photo Display .

How cool is that?!

It sits on the table or hangs on the wall and holds small photos and tags. 

DIY Repurposed Christmas Photo Display .

I made Scrabble magnets and attached a couple of my favorite vintage photos and tags. It sold in minutes.

You can find the Christmas flash card printable at
Knick of Time.

DIY Repurposed Christmas Sign .

Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box
when it comes to DIY projects. 

I could have returned the shelf and gotten my $6 back 
but I ended up selling the sign and the photo display 
and making a lot more. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I love your vintage style and how you repurposed the sign and shelf display. The magnets are really cute too!
    Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

  2. Hi Susan! Yeah, for $6 I wouldn't leave it there, either. Good score and I love that you were able to quickly repurpose both parts for good uses. Happily pinned for you. <3

    Happy crafting and Christmas to you,
    Barb :)

  3. Two for the price of one clearance item? Uhhhh, yeahhhh! Thanks for sharing how to think out of the box! Pinned!

  4. Susan I really love all the details on that pretty metal shelf. And to make it into a magnet holder is super clever and just perfect as a photo display.


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