Thanksgiving Boat Centerpiece

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As if planning a mouthwatering feast isn’t work enough, creating a beautiful centerpiece also adds to the Thanksgiving frenzy. Kathy at Miss Grace Filled Life shares an easy idea that you could make today with a quick trip to the store. Kathy created a pilgrim ship from a wooden bowl complete with billowing poster board sails. How cute is this?

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Mason Jar Pendant Light

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The fluorescent lighting above her kitchen sink was hardly the unique look Erin of The Savvy Seeker wanted for her cottage style kitchen. Erin decided to replace the eyesore with a mason jar pendant she whipped up in all of thirty minutes. I love how beautifully the industrial Edison bulb and the country mason jar come together.

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Framed Chalkboard

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For Rebecca from Cre8tive Compass Magazine this lovely Thanksgiving blessing chalkboard came together like clockwork. Rebecca first scored a large frame at a thrift store and then found a creative way to replicate the beautifully detailed trim of her Pottery Barn inspiration. What a wonderful way to reflect on and display all God’s blessings!

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The Handbuilt Home

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The next of my insanely talented friends to now add to their repertoire author behind their name is Ana White.  We all know and love her site ana-white.com where we learn how to make knock-off catalog furniture for a fraction of the price.  Well now she has taken her plans in book form to offer you 34 never released plans for your home.

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Twig Deer Head

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You’ve undoubtedly seen all types of creations made from driftwood. Wreaths, mirrors, Christmas trees… and the list goes on. It was driftwood deer mount that caught the eye of Amy from Atta Girl Says, and she found a way to recreate it with twigs for free. This is a great option since twigs are a lot easier to come by than driftwood for most people.

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Wooden Christmas Tags

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You may remember the wooden tags Jaime from That’s My Letter created for her front door as an alternative to a wreath for Thanksgiving. Jaime shows that the idea transcends the Thanksgiving season and made a set of chunky Christmas tags too. So simple, so cute, and so versatile!

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Mercury Glass Lamp

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If you love the silvery look of mercury glass, you will be relieved to know that you don’t have to pay big bucks for the real deal. Like Jennifer from Decorated Chaos shows, a spray bottle of vinegar and water and Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint are all you need to pull off the same finish. Jennifer used this technique to turn a glass lamp from the thrift store into this beauty!

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Ornament Table Runner

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Vanessa from At the Picket Fence has made the official shift from fall to Christmas in her home with this Ballard-inspired table runner. The $15 price tag is much more palatable to my wallet than Ballard’s $79 asking price, and you may be able to whittle it down even more if you’ve got some drop cloth and fabric remnants on hand.  Isn’t it cute how the ornaments appear to be hanging off the table?

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