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Newsprint Heart Faux Pallet Art

I love the look of pallet art, but I don't have a garage full of power tools to build my own.
But I do have a well stocked craft room, and that's all I needed to make this cool faux pallet sign, which was inspired by artwork in the Ballard Designs catalog.
My faux bois project looks like the real thing, but it's lightweight because I used sheets of foam to make it.

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Memory Preserving Glass Ornaments...

I am excited to be sharing this DIY as part of the and Home For Christmas Blog Hop!... there is going to be so much Christmas greatness to look through! :)
I'm a memory keeper and so I've come up with these darling little ornaments that you can make every year to preserve your favourite Christmas memories from every year!... after a few years you'll have built a collection of Christmas memories that you hang on your tree every year and keep building on!

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M&M Christmas Trees

These M&M Christmas trees are a favorite decoration of everyone in my family. They are so bright and cheery, and I love bringing them out each Christmas!

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A Fun & Easy Way to Display Your Holiday Cards

Instead of letting our Christmas cards from family and friends accumulate in a messy pile this year, I figured out a way to display them that was easy and didn't require any holes in the wall. I ended up creating a Christmas tree with FrogTape, ribbon, mini clothespins, and Command clips:

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Christmas Jars - Tutorial

Colorful Christmas jars. Step by step tutorial.

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Clothespin Christmas Tree

Come on over to our blog and see how I made a new little decoration for our laundry room. You'll need some clothespins, an empty paper towel roll and a glue gun to make your own. Please see original idea here:

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Christmas Trees on Cars: Little Tikes Car DIY

Scored a Little Tikes car on craigslist for $15.00!! With a few cans of spray paint and a tree I've created a budget friendly photo prop for a Christmas card photo. Check out the steps on how you can create your own.

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Easy DIY Placemats

A couple months ago my grandmother gave me some fabric scraps from various projects she's made over the years. I loved the colors of this plaid so decided maybe it'd work for something around the house. This is what I came up with.
Placemats measure roughly 14" x 9" so I cut 6 pieces to that size to get me started. I am going to finish them with a fringe so I don't need any seam allowances.

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Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments (tutorial)

Want to make gorgeous Christmas ornaments with the glitter on the mess, but so pretty. Let me show you how!

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15-Minute Magnolia Leaf Tutorial

Of course every Southern Girl figures out a way to include Magnolia leaves in her Christmas decor! So when I found this wreath form from the Dollar Tree, I knew a Magnolia Wreath would be in my future. The best part is that it took 15 minutes to make!

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Cookie Cutter Christmas Wreath

Use supplies from the dollar store to make this adorable Christmas wreath for the baker in your life!

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Faux Acorn Christmas Ornaments

These Faux Acorn Christmas Ornaments are created from plastic Easter eggs & can be personalized to your taste for an adorable addition to your Christmas tree!

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Front Porch Christmas Decor

I get a bit overwhelmed with Christmas decor inside the house but I love decorating for Christmas on the outside.

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Christmas Outdoor Decor

Why only decorate the front of your house if you always use the back door anyway. This Christmas both our front entrance and our backyard got a Christmas makeover. Using free, handmade and 'found-in-the-woods' materials make this a pretty and frugal Christmas decor.

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The Vincent Driftwood Christmas Tree

I created this tree entirely from driftwood that I collected this summer while camping and fishing and just being out on walks. I used a 0.25cent garage sale find plant stand as the main support structure. To be able to enjoy this tree and mother natures free gifts for many years I did not glue or nail anything together I interlocked the wood so I can disassemble it, it will look different every year. At the end of the season we play jenga taking it apart .

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Origami Tree Handmade Ornament

Getting my Christmas craft on as part of a group with fellow bloggers. My contribution is an origami folded Christmas tree ornament.

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Sewing-Themed Mini Christmas Tree

Every year, I decorate mini Christmas trees for an organization that donates them to seniors, veterans and hospice patients. This is a sewing-themed tree I created. It was "sew" fun to make.

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Santa Door Greeter

Recently, at a flea market, I ran across a whole bunch of old metal rake heads without the handles. After staring at them a bit, I bought the batch of them and put them aside for inspiration. And then suddenly, I saw Santa whiskers and it was all downhill from there!

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Something New for My Mantle

I like to change up the display on my mantle every year. So I decided to make a Christmas ornament frame display.

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DIY Rustic Wedding Reception Table Numbers

When we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted it to have a rustic/vintage feel and that we wanted to make some of the decor ourselves. I saw an idea for a table number and I knew that we could re-create it...we just needed the materials to do so :)

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Mirrored Wreath

I had some very old mirrors lying around, the old kind that is very thick.

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Recycled Soda Bottle Heart Shaped See-thru Box

Can you imagine creating a beautiful see-thru heart shaped box for your valentine candies or trinkets using a soda bottle, decorative paper plates/cardboard, glue, masking tape and scissors? Everything from the dollar store!

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Simple DIY Banner

I've joined some wonderful ladies in sharing a link party with you all! There are so many amazing projects linked up! Stop by, get inspired and share!

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Holiday Elf Door

Using dollhouse doors, miniature scale accents and supplies from, we've created a warm and inviting Elf door for the elves that might visit from the North Pole. Small doors that appear overnight help add to the wonderment of the season and allow imaginations to flourish.
**PLEASE be sure to keep small pieces and parts out of reach of little hands and paws that might be excited to touch and play with tiny pieces and parts.**

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DIY Christmas Pillow Slip-Covers: No-Sew or Low-Sew

There's no need to store bulky Christmas pillows after the season. Make quick and easy slip-covers to fit over existing pillows. Post-season storage is minimal, since you only store the slip-covers, not the entire pillow. Follow the link for my tutorial to see more details.