Glittered Elastic Hair Ties and Bracelets

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These glittered hair ties from Arena at The Nerd’s Wife are so cute and would make great gifts for gals who likes a little glitz. Anthro’s price of five hair ties for $12 may not seem too painful, but it hardly compares to 28 for less than $8! Plus, they are SO easy to make. Arena literally just cut glitter stretch elastic fabric into strips and tied a loop at the end. I love the idea of tossing some into stockings or attaching them to presents so they double as gift tags.

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Accordion Strands Ribbon Necklace

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Most ladies can’t resist a new bauble, and in my book, the bigger the better! I love a statement piece like this accordion strand necklace made by Aubree from Yellow Blackbird. When Aubree first laid eyes on the inspiration necklace from Anthropologie, she immediately knew she could make her own. Sure, it’s not made from real silk, but it’s also not $278! Aubree made her necklace for only a few bucks using grosgrain ribbon, and the effect is just as lovely.

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Cedar Bath Caddy for Under $5

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This morning I shared how you can give the gift of relaxation this Christmas with luxurious bath bombs. Here’s another gift idea for the bath-lover in your life – a fancy-schmancy cedar bath caddy. Julie, a contributor on Sawdust Girl, shows how you can turn cedar fence posts into this bath caddy that looks gorgeous and holds everything needed for a nice soak in the tub. She says, “What could be better for $5 in an hour or less?”

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Horse Candle Holders from Plastic Toys

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Carmel from Our Fifth House has a big old love affair with equestrian-inspired décor. So it’s no question why a horse candle holder from Anthropologie caught her eye. It’s also no question why she didn’t purchase the holder for $24 when she could make TWO for only $7. Carmel says, “I’m pretty much crazy for their cuteness and having two for about $7… makes me even crazier for them!  Plus getting a fun project done in less than an hour isn’t half bad either.”

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Decorative Golden Wishbone

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Roeshel of The DIY Showoff tried her hand at working with clay for the first time to create this oversized wishbone that’s perfect for the Thanksgiving season. Roeshel’s DIY wishbone cost way less than her $58 inspiration and allows for custom sizing. From one pack of clay and one can of gold spray paint, you can make several wishbones, so Roeshel suggests making them as gifts or even as pretty package toppers.

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Puffy Pom-Pom Yarn Wreath

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I love a good DIY wreath, and this puffy pom-pom wreath made by Tara from Between You and Me is totally swoon-worthy! The great news is that’s also totally doable for the crafter and non-crafter alike. I absolutely adore the peppermint stick ribbon and the fact that this is a Christmas wreath that doesn’t scream Christmas. With a quick ribbon change, it could take you all the way through winter!

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Fun and Festive Pom-Pom Table Runner

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With the entertaining season upon us, it’s the perfect time to dress up your table with festive linens. Mary from At Home on the Bay shares a simple tutorial for creating a fun pom-pom table runner like one she saw at Anthropologie. Mary says, “It had colorful layers of pom-pom trim that added the perfect playful touch of whimsy to what was otherwise a plain white table runner. I new I could create a version that would be just as cute and more affordable for my budget.” And that’s exactly what she did! Isn’t it darling?!?

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A DIY Mirror Born from Brilliance

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I just love KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms, and if you aren’t already, I promise you will be hooked on her site after seeing this brilliant project! KariAnne had been saving up her pennies, 24,800 of them to be exact, to purchase a fancy schmancy mirror from Anthropologie. Fortunately, KariAnne realized she could save almost all those pennies by creating her own DIY version of that mirror on the cheap. You will never guess how she pulled it off – compact mirrors! And from the dollar store no less!

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