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It's Not Too Late for Mason Jar Snow Globes

These snow globes have been popular for quite some time now, and I decided it was time to finally make my own. If you are looking for some last minute decor ideas, last minute gift ideas, or even just a fun and whimsical way to deliver a holiday gift card, these mason jar snow globes will do the trick. You can view the full post on my blog.

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Nautical Christmas Wreath

I decided to make my first Christmas Wreath this year and was inspired by late night shadows on the wall.
One night while lying in bed I noticed that the shadow of one of the ship helms we had hung up resembled a snowflake. Keep in mind that this was after hours of staring at Christmas crafts online, and I had even told the hubs that the corner of his pillow resembled a tree, lol.
I simply added some lights, glittery snowflake ornaments, some fake snow, and a sparkly bow and my wintery, nautical Christmas wreath was born. You can view the full post and tutorial on my blog, along with 9 other wreaths from some fantastical bloggers I teamed up with.

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DIY Sharpie Rug, a West Elm Knockoff

Don’t you just love area rugs? They can dramatically change a space and add so much character, but unfortunately they can also come with a hefty price tag. Now that I have a {home} office to decorate I have been obsessing over rugs to find the perfect one for my new creative space.
Of course being on a super tight budget also means I have to get “crafty” to create the space I’m dreaming of. Lucky for me, being cheap crafty, helped inspire this DIY sharpie rug! You can see the full post and more photos on my blog,

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Beach Inspired Pallet Coffee Table

We have had a few pallets in our storage closet and I have been itching to use the wood for some fun planking projects. Plus I wanted a new coffee table to go along with our beach inspired console table. I decided that these cubed tables could be paired together to make a neat coffee table, and love that they can be put next to one another, or split up. We could also use them as side tables and may even add casters later. You can check out my blog at the link below for the full post.

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DIY Painted Rug Inspired by West Elm

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE area rugs! They instantly change the way a space looks, and are an easy {and temporary} way to add color or pattern to a room.
However, if you are on a tight budget {like us} then you may quickly realize that the area rug you want is out of your price range, boooooo. But then that’s the beauty of DIY, am I right? You can find a style you like and then re-create it in a way that reflects your personality, without spending a ton of money.
One day while browsing the West Elm website I came across the Phoenix Wool Dhurrie rug and instantly fell in love. The geometric/navajo pattern was fun, simple, classic and modern all rolled into one. It seemed perfect for our dining room!

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DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Check out my DIY Mason Jar Chandelier, which we hung right above the sweetheart table during our wedding reception. You can see more photos and details on my blog.

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DIY Triangle Accent Wall for Less Than $3

We are renting the house we are in and I have painted enough rental walls to know I don’t want to paint any more. Instead I wanted an easy, temporary solution for the dark beige walls in my new creative office. The solution? An incredibly easy DIY triangle accent wall for less than $3, using contact paper!
This was such an easy project that only took a couple hours and provided instant gratification. So if you can’t afford vinyl decals or don’t have a silhouette machine, why not pick up some contact paper and dress up those walls? Can’t go wrong with $3 and you can always remove it if you don’t like how it turns out, or change your mind. You can view the full post and photos on my blog,

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DIY Lace Curtains From Table Runners

After coming across some lace curtains at Anthropologie, I was instantly inspired. I realized I had a box full of lace table runners left over from our wedding and decided to put them to use and LOVE how they turned out! Not to mention that we were able to use something from our wedding day which makes then even more special. You can view the full tutorial over on my blog.

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DIY Fabric Tape Pumpkins

It all started when I was attempting to organize my craft room. I quickly became distracted {as I often do when trying to get organized} by my collection of fabric tape, and specifically a brown plaid style that I previously ignored.
The pattern had come in a 3 pack from Michael’s a while ago, but I originally bought the pack for another pattern, but now the brown plaid was calling my name.

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DIY Planked Farm Style Coffee Table

You may recognize this coffee table from a previous makeover. It has since been replaced with my beach inspired pallet coffee table{s}. However, I finally decided it was time to remove the half finished projects and dust from the table, and give it a new look. I wanted a planked, farm style look and you can check out my blog for the full post.

Katie Nathey
Katie Nathey
About meHi! My name is Katie and I blog over at Mountain Modern Life, where I share my love for all things DIY, rustic-modern, and re-imagined.