5-Minute Loopy Burlap Christmas Tree

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I have seen a few tutorials for making burlap Christmas trees, but I really love the results Candace from Vintage News Junkie got with her loopy burlap tree. This is one of those projects you can likely whip up without a trip to the store, so it’s a perfect last-minute addition to your mantle or tablescape. All you need is paper for a cone, burlap, and glue. If you’ve got a few minutes, you can make this tree!

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Five-Minute Tinsel Ornaments

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Heather from At The Picket Fence shares how she created these pretty tinsel ornaments in less than five minutes. All it comes down to is placing a snippet of tinsel into a clear glass ornament, and voila! You get all the sparkle and festivity of tinsel without the mess!

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Gemstone Sharpie Wall Art

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Lidy from Hello Lidy was inspired to create gem wall art for a corner of her room after spying some striking mirrors from West Elm. Lidy easily mimicked the look of the precious stones with a piece of foam board and a Sharpie. Here’s what Lidy says about her new DIY artwork: “I think it’s super fun and really modernizes that corner of the room. It’s really easy to remove from the wall and then reapply somewhere else if I get too tired of it! Thanks to West Elm, I have some lovely new wall art to look at!”

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Wood Slice Coasters with Sayings

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A few weeks ago Shauna from Satori Design for Living was looking at West Elm’s new market and came across some adorable wooden drink coasters. They reminded Shauna of wood slice ornaments she had previously made, and she just so happened to have some wood pieces leftover. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a DIY! Not only did Shauna need a set of coasters for her basement family room, but she also whipped some up to give away as gifts.

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Turn Burlap Scraps Into a Christmas Tree

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Burlap is something pretty much every crafty person has on hand. Why not turn a scrap of that fabric into a rustic Christmas tree? Melissa from Two It Yourself made a cone using a piece of cardstock then hot glued on strips of burlap to create loops. Here’s what Melissa has to say about her little burlap tree: “This project was simple and it didn’t cost me a dime because I had everything on hand.  Even if you don’t have burlap in your stash at home, you can still get by making this project for less than $5…”

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Easy 15-Minute Ribbon Christmas Trees

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Carrie from Making Lemonade and a few blogging buddies collaborated to come up with simple holiday ideas called Christmas in a Minute. One of those fabulous ideas is a ribbon Christmas tree that you can make in literally 15 minutes! Carrie says, “Have a few minutes? Great, then you can create these easy ribbon looped Christmas trees that make perfect holiday decor for tables, mantels, buffets, and even window sills.” I love how easy it is to customize this project to fit your holiday color scheme.

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Silver and White Painted Nutcrackers

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Wanna put a modern twist on the traditional nutcracker this holiday season? Check out these silver and white beauties from Allison at House of Hepworths. It’s hard to believe they were once rather scary-looking nutcrackers with crazy hair from the dollar store. Allison gave them a sleek, monochromatic makeover with some silver and white spray paint. Much better I’d say!

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DIY Herringbone Floor Mirror

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Justin and Kayla from Home Coming are DIY and home bloggers with a lot of love for updating a house on a budget. Combine Justin’s handiness with Kayla’s creativity, and you’ve got a DIY team made in heaven! The couple has been updating their 1920′s Minneapolis house, and their latest project is this oversized floor mirror. Kayla fell in love with the West Elm version, but at $540, it wasn’t in their budget. But with $36 (and 13 hours), Justin and Kayla created their own beautiful rendition!

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