Chalkboard Placecards

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I always love when I stumble upon something new, so imagine my excitement when I saw these chalkboard placecards Tricia from Simplicity in the South shared at Beneath My Heart. Tricia shares the secret of how she sanded contact paper to create the faux iron finish. These cards can be used as placecards for your Christmas table, labels for your buffet dishes, and tags for your gifts! That’s quite the impressive list for only thirty cents a pop!

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Get Cozy for a Cause!

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I have owned the Pottery Barn faux fur blanket for years now.  It is one of those décor items in my home that hangs over my couch but not really something I use.  It is uber soft but it is so thick you can’t really wrap yourself in it.  It retails for $129 and obviously [...Read More]

Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway

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If you read one of my other blogs, Infarrantly Creative, you know I have a deep affinity for stencils.  I love how you can customize your own fabric, furniture piece, walls, glass, and so much more using a stencil.  Well today the good people at Cutting Edge Stencils want me to show you what can be done with a stencil and offer one of you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.

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NOEL Wall Art

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Pottery Barn’s Noel Sign has become rather famous in the world of Christmas décor. I have seen it recreated many times, but this DIY from Christa at Brown Sugar Toast is by far the thriftiest! Christa got almost the exact look of those well-known letters by cutting them herself from a large piece of cardboard. How’s that for resourcefulness?

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Animal Print Ornament

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Morena over at Morena’s Corner went a little wild with her Christmas décor this year by creating a couple of fun animal print ornaments for her tree. Morena stenciled the safari design onto a glass ornament using glass paints to create this unique ornament. Morena says, “No elves, snow, or bright colors on this ornament.  Just elegantly painted glass in a pattern that’s very trendy right now.”

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Octopus Ornament

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If you like ornaments that are a bit quirky and deviate from the norm, then this octopus ornament by Emily at Lemon Yellow Journal is right up your alley. Here’s what she has to say: “I saw this little guy on the Terrain website, and thought it was so cute and totally doable!  I used a small sized Christmas bauble, some newsprint, and some craft glue and went to town! I finished it off with some paint for the eyes, and now he’s happily perched on my tree.”

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Poinsettia Pillow

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Heather from Thrifty Stories had been oogling Pottery Barn’s poinsettia pillow for over a year now and finally made her own with a zipper closure for easy storage.  This pillow is both elegant and fun with the jingle bell center. My kids would have a blast shaking this pretty pillow whenever they could get their little hands on it!

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Hanging Snowflakes

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Christa from Brown Sugar Toast found a way to enjoy a little winter snowfall despite the mild temperatures outside. She brought the snow inside by hanging these cute little snowflakes in her daughter’s bedroom. Christa was fortunate to find a pack of six snowflakes for only a dollar, and some white thread turned them into wintery mobiles.

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