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Winter Twinkle Display Tutorial

I've gotten a bit homesick missing Oklahoma after moving to South Texas. It didn't seem like not having proper seasons would bother me but it does. I miss snuggling in a throw on the sofa with a hot mug of something and turning on the heater for the first time! Knowing good and well that it isn't going to snow here I decided to make my own snowy bit of decor with the added bonus of twinkle lights. Who can resist twinkle lights?

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Gift in a Jar for Scrapbookers

It's time to start getting those Christmas gifts in order! A lot of my crafty friends love to scrapbook so I have put together a fun little gift idea that will help them with their scrapbooking and looks so pretty that you don't even need to wrap it!

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DIY Christmas Street Light From Recyclables

Hi this is my first post here. I am new to this site. I have recently moved to Japan and am trying to make Christmas decorations without spending money.

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I'm such a cheapskate...there I said it! Tho I really wanted one of those elves, just couldn't bring myself to shell out thirty dollars to buy one. I even have a Pinterest Board totally dedicated to the little fellow! So, I made my own elf for only ONE DOLLAR and isn't he just the cutest!!! I went to the good 'ole Dollar Store and purchased a doll with a big head. Took her home, pulled her apart, rewired her, cut up and sewed some left over material I had into tubes. Reassembled (not using her arms and legs but the wire ones I made) and TA DA, my very own pixie was born. Now as soon as I give him a name, he'll receive his Christmas magic and he'll be able to fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day's adventures. And each morning, he'll return to a new perch to watch the fun. There are two simple rules when it comes to having an elf. 1st an elf cannot be touched, Christmas magic is very fragile and if an elf is touched it may lose that magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. 2nd an elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake, it's his job to watch and listen. The elf is a special scout sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. He typically appears in his family's home around Thanksgiving and then on Christmas Eve, he returns to the North Pole with Santa Claus... until next year!

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Candy Cane Candles

If you need a last minute table centerpiece, holiday gift or even something simple that the older kids can make, these candy cane Christmas candle sticks are perfect! All the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store! FULL POST WITH FREE PATTERN HERE

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Mason Jar Salt and Pepper Shaker Christmas Snowglobes

A couple months ago I found these adorable Ball Mason Jar salt and pepper shakers for $1.00 at a consignment store (what a deal).

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Tiny Christmas Trees With Lights - Quick and Easy Decor

These little Christmas trees with string lights are my favorite kind of project for this time of the year. They're quick, super easy to make and look amazing as part of your table decor, on the mantle or even a window sill.

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Making of a Conservatory on the Cheap!

I have wanted a conservatory/display case/terrarium or whatever you call it forever!
After seeing how to make one with old picture frames in Country Living Magazine, I thought I may have a chance at making one.

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Ironing Board Folk Art Santa

So hiding in the corner of this estate sale was a vintage wooden ironing board. After a few minutes of haggling, the seller was worn down and let it go for $20. I had some idea of what I wanted to do but researched what ideas Hometalk and Pinterest might have. Bunches. With Christmas fast approaching I narrowed my search to Santa. Here is my version.

candy cane decorations for the holidays

Candy Cane Decorations for the Holidays

Hi Hometalkers!You know, the holidays are getting really close and I needed to make the rest of the decorations now so I'm ready to decorate for the holidays, right! Well, I was going through my holiday craft/diy material (I'm still purging) when I remembered these candy canes and why I saved them. This is what I made...

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Decorate a Fillable Glass Lamp for the Holdays

I am so excited to participate in this fabulous Lamps Plus / Hometalk challenge. I was provided with a beautiful fillable glass lamp, and decided to decorate it with my favorite glitter in glass ornaments and a cute snowflake bunting. These lamps are so much fun, and you can change the look of yours with ease!

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Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

This is an easy afternoon project with drop cloth fabric, felt, sewing machine and a glue gun. Its based on a pillow Pottery Barn sold last season.

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DIY Cardboard Christmas Village

I have the perfect reason for you to hang on to all those Amazon boxes... You can use the large pieces to create an amazing cardboard Christmas village like this one. The best thing about this projects, is you probably already have everything you need to make this!

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Gifts in a Mason Jar: Teenage Boy

Wow - it is that time all ready. Time to think about the holidays and gift giving. I have a teenage boy and as he gets older I have a much harder time purchasing non-electronic (items with screens) gifts and also ones that don't cost hundreds of dollars (gaming systems). This year, for one of his gifts I am combining a few of his favorite things in a drinkable mason jar. I sure hope he likes it! There are so many ways to personalize mason jars and make unique gifts. I probably spent a little more on this gift because it was for my son, but I also think a mason jar filled with candy and a gift card or other small gift would be much appreciated by any teenage boy.

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Peppermint Platter

Using items from the $$ Tree, you too can make this oh so easy Christmas Peppermint Platter. It's easier (and cheaper) than you might think.

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Santa's Belt Buckle Decoration

I can't get enough of little seasonal decorations. We're big fans of Santa in this house and as I was putting some crafting frames away, it occurred to me that they looked like a belt buckle. Santa's belt buckle became an obvious craft for them!

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Outdoor Decor

This is a scene I created at my front door for Christmas. It's a covered porch. I found the wagon at an estate sale in years past and grouped together things I've had and love. As the seasons change, I change it out.

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Dollar Store Christmas Tree Decorating Tutorial

Ever want to change up your Christmas tree but don't want to break the bank?This Beautiful Silver and White Christmas tree is decorated entirely from The DOLLAR STORE! Can you believe it, this entire tree is decorated with only Dollar Store Ornaments!? Guess how much I actually spent/used for this tree? Spoiler alert it is a lot less than you might think it would cost to decorate a whole tree! You will have watch to find out how much I spent.

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DIY Elf Legs, Holiday Humor!

These funny Elf legs will add some whimsy to your holidays and are guaranteed to get a laugh. So easy to make for just a few dollars.

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Try Out This Farmhouse Approved, Easy DIY Ladder - Make It in Any Size

Ladders are versatile decor for your home - from blanket ladders, to chandeliers they are popping up all over your favorite stores! However, they can be pricey for vintage ones since they have grown in popularity, or if you find one it may not even fit your space. The solution - DIY a rustic ladder to the height and width you'd like! This is a super easy build you can do at home, they'd even make great gifts for the holiday.

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Galvanized Christmas Tree

This was my first galvanized project and I have to admit I am hooked. Especially since I was able to age the metal using vinegar.
I used tin snips to cut the metal sheet. Also make sure to use gloves due to the sharp edges.

holiday chandelier

Holiday Chandelier

What embraces decorating the holidays more than lights! I wanted to create something for a dark corner in my family room...something magical! I had an idea what I was going to do, and started going through my Christmas bins looking for inspiration!

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Gumball Machine ~ Merry & Bright!

If it's red it's fair game at my house for holiday decorating not sure what it is but there is just something about old gumball machines...

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DIY Brilliant LED Christmas Tree Wall Decor

A super easy and fun Christmas tree that shines with LEDs! It fits right in with any rustic or modern decor and can be used mounted on a wall, on a table and even in a window!

diy christmas silver bells made from recyclables

DIY Christmas Silver Bells Made From Recyclables.

This is an easy project to do with the kids. As with my other posts I am focusing on Christmas decorations made from recyclable materials.