Grain Sack Pillow Covers

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I’m kind of like a kid in a candy shop when I get into IKEA. There is so much fun stuff in there, and my wallet really likes the prices. Emily from life{illustrated} shares a savvy secret for making pillows using 79 cent dish towels from the big blue store. With a few simple cuts and a little sewing, Emily whipped up some pillow covers that have all the look of a pricey Pottery Barn pillow without the expense.

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Spray Painted Pendant Light

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Barn lights can be uber expensive, but Mary from At Home on the Bay found a way to turn an inexpensive IKEA pendant into a barn light look-a-like for her kitchen. It really was as simple as spray painting the pendant and popping in an Edison bulb for a more authentic look. I am currently redecorating my living room with aqua and yellow and totally dig the entire look Mary has going here!

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Painted Tree Stump Tables

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Dannyelle from Life Is A Party  finally tracked down some tree stumps around her city home to transform into end tables like the ones she’d been eyeing. A coat of primer and white paint give the stumps a fresh, modern look and accentuates the distinct textures of the bark. They are truly one-of-a-kind!

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Merry Christmas from My House to Yours!

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May this day be filled with everything bright for your family.  Christmas is such a special time for us.  Beyond the time spent with family, friends and Christmas cookies it is time for our family to celebrate the birth of a baby, who was born in a manger and came to be the Savior of the World.

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Plaid Christmas Stockings

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Most likely your stockings are already hung by the chimney with care in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon will be there. Jaime from That’s My Letter helped a family who welcomed a little one this year get ready for the big day with a set of personalized plaid stockings. There’s not much that says Christmas like the red and green tartan!

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Monogrammed Etched Glasses

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Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow shares how to easily update a set of old glasses or stemware with an etched mon0grammed. Natalie created her own stencil using a sticker label and then simply brushed on etching cream. Within a couple of hours, she had a full set of fabulous wine glasses. Natalie suggests stocking your bar with these custom glasses or giving them as gifts with a nice bottle of wine.

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Monogrammed Serving Board

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict had been eyeing Pottery Barn’s monogrammed serving boards for quite some time and finally found a way to create her own version for only $5! Debbie picked up a well-used cutting board from the thrift store and gave it a whole new look with a monogram, wood stain, and wooden legs. This is a great gift idea to keep in mind for friends who love to entertain!

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Ornament Wreath

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Rather than spending $40-60 on an ornament wreath at a store, Virginia of LiveLoveDIY spent $7 making her own from dollar store items. This glitzy beauty ranks as one of Virginia’s favorite projects this year. If you’re thinking you’ve run out time for wreath-making, think again! Virginia whipped up her wreath in just an hour!

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