Paint a Christmas Pillow Like a Pro

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It’s no secret that Pottery Barn has absolutely beautiful pillows. Last year one particular pillow with a holly leaf wreath caught the eye of Colleen from Just Paint It.  She knew she could replicate the design with craft paint on a piece of drop cloth for a similar effect. I love how Colleen breaks the steps down for you, so even the non-artist can pick up a paint brush with confidence. Here’s what she says about her new pillow: “It wound up much easier to knock off than I thought, using a simply holly stencil and cotton swabs for the berries. It can be painted easily in an afternoon.”

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Indian Corn Candle Holder

Indian Corn Candle

Here’s a quick and simple idea for your Thanksgiving table or fall mantel from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict. Debbie surrounded a glass cylinder with miniature Indian corn to create a pretty fall candle holder. Since the corn is just secured with a rubber band, you can easily remove it and redecorate the cylinder for each season.

 

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Refabbed with Fur {Desk Chair Makeover}

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Leslie from Paper Daisy Designs recently rescued a mid-century modern desk from the trash and revived it for her daughter’s bedroom. Of course, a new cool desk needs an equally hip chair! Leslie transformed the run-of-the-mill desk chair that was already into the room into a “furlicious” chair with plenty of personality. How fun is this?!?

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Stenciled “Jingle” Pillow that Jingles!

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Maria from Our Home Away from Home has been working on her Christmas décor for weeks now. Just when Maria thought she had it all planned, the Pottery Barn holiday catalog came along and tossed another DIY challenge her way. The jute “Jingle” pillow was calling Maria’s name and she already had all the materials on hand to make her own. That’s pretty hard to resist, and who doesn’t love a cute and free pillow? I know I do!

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“O Holy Night” Christmas Sign

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Anita from Inspired Passions could not be more excited that the holiday season is upon us. Bring on the decorations, ham and turkey, Christmas carols, and… holiday signs! Anita was inspired by a sign from Pottery Barn and achieved a similar look by layering stain and acrylic paint. She put her own spin on it by customizing the message to make it more meaningful. After all, what’s the purpose of a pretty sign if it doesn’t mean anything to you?

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Old Cabinet Door to Christmas Sign

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In order to stock her booth for Christmas time, Karin from Art Is Beauty has been on a sign-making mission. She has a shed full of old cabinet doors that are the perfect canvases for her creations and was inspired by a Pottery Barn pillow to turn a square door into a piece of Christmas art. Karin liked how the pillow resembles chalkboard art and used chalkboard paint to achieve a similar effect. I love how the inset panel of the door makes the sign look framed. What a great repurpose!

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Gold Pinecone Christmas Topiaries

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Combining metallics with natural items seems to be the trend for holiday decorating this year. Jen from Tatertots and Jello brings those two elements together beautifully with these gold pinecone topiaries she created for I Heart Naptime’s Crazy Christmas Event. Jen simply glued mini pinecones to Styrofoam cone forms and then spray painted them for a glitzy gold finish. Are you totally digging gold too this holiday season???

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An Open Bookshelf for an Awkward Corner

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic had an empty space between the couch and window in her living room that she was always struggling to fill. The answer? An open bookshelf design from Ana White that would provide the needed height without blocking the natural light. Whitney again busted out her power tools to whip up this bad boy for under $100. That’s $700 less than her Pottery Barn inspiration!

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