DIY Decor

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Christmas, DIY Decor, Holidays

DIY Christmas Trees

The holiday season is here in full force.  Each year I like to add something new to my decorations.  For the sake of time and money I needed quick but merry DIY Christmas Trees Decor.  So I made fast Christmas trees from old pieces of wood and recycled fall decorations in the process.  I ended up spending about $1 each…
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Christmas, DIY Decor, Holidays

Peppermint Holiday Plates

Santa’s Cookies are an important of Christmas preparations.  Everybody knows that Santa thinks better cookies equal better presents.  Make special Peppermint Holiday Plates to hold those all-important cookies for about one dollar and it takes 15 minutes or so.  Customize the plate using green and red mint candies to make holiday shapes or letters in your plate.  This technique also…
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DIY Decor, DIY Projects, Holidays

Glowing Orb DIY

‘Tis the season for LIGHTS! I love the lights of the holiday season, you never can have too many for me. However, those lights get expensive! So today’s Glowing Orb DIY takes penny pinching to a whole new level. We’re making Effortless Girl instead of Expensive (see my play on words)…These orbs are beautiful and currently retailing at a popular…
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Fall Season, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Holiday Place Card DIY

Thanksgiving is upon us. This Holiday Place Card DIY is imaginative and simple. We’re making wire pumpkins! They’re great party favors for dinner or collapsible and reusable for easy storage for next year. You could even get the kids involved making these fun pumpkins that double as Thanksgiving Place Cards. The cost is about 75 cents or less per place…
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DIY Decor, DIY Projects, Fall Season, Thanksgiving

DIY Napkin Rings

Today’s idea is perfect for those of us that need a simple fall project….We’re making (fancy pants) DIY Napkin Rings from paper towel roll inserts and pasta.  Seriously – Pasta!  They look high end and very elegant but nobody has to know how simple and inexpensive they are to create.  They cost about $1.50 for eight rings, if you have…
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DIY Decor, DIY Projects, Fall Season, Repurposed Things

Faux Pottery DIY

This project is something I wasn’t sure was going to work. I wanted to redo some old vases and I played with different additives to paint until I found this one. I LOVE the texture. This Faux Pottery DIY turns blah glassware into a beautiful and usable new vase. Repurpose or Upcycle (whatever word you like) instead of buying new…
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DIY Decor, Holidays

DIY Spring Gardening

Spring is kind of here (fingers crossed) which means gardens are just around the corner.  I love to grow things. Growing food to eat or flowers to admire takes real skill.   I have what I’ll call a semi-green thumb – my skill level always has room for improvement.  One thing I’ve learned is that “starting” seeds or allowing them to…
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DIY Decor, DIY Projects

Decorative Storage Containers

I’m in the process of organizing myself for the new year starting with my desk and then branching out to other spaces. I wanted some interesting storage containers that were attractive yet functional. After looking through container and design websites, I decided to make my own and use an offbeat material for fun. Thus I made Decorative Storage Containers from…
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DIY Decor

Christmas Yarn Art

Christmas is in twenty minutes….It feels like that anyway.  The hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing, which can be good or bad?!?!  This project is good for both a last minute present and also something to refocus your energy and make something with your hands – which for me is rather soothing when I’m stressed.  It’s…
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DIY Decor

Thanksgiving Table Runner

With Thanksgiving coming the race is on to plan the menu, shop, and set the table.  Table runners help to tie everything together and also add a bit of spill protection for the table cloth.  Making a table runner is a quick and inexpensive way to customize the colors and style to your exact Thanksgiving decor.  A simple DIY Thanksgiving…
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