Wooden Christmas Tags

christmas wood tags

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

diy mercury glass lamp

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

ballard inspired hanging ornament table runner

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?

ballard inspired hanging ornament table runner

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Kids Play Teepee

kids play teepee

What kids wouldn’t love to come down the stairs on Christmas morning to find their very own personalized teepee? For less than $40 you can build this fun little hideout following Jaime’s tutorial at That’s My Letter. Jaime used Ana White’s project plans and guarantees it’s easy as pie. Here’s what she has to say, “If you can sew a straight stitch you can definitely make this teepee.”

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White Ceramic Turkeys

White-Painted-Turkeys

Like Jami from An Oregon Cottage, maybe you’ve been on the prowl for Thanksgiving decorations but are coming up empty handed. Look no further than your local thrift store! Jami scored a couple of brightly colored ceramic turkeys for a dollar each and got the exact look she was after with some white paint and a little sanding.

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Peace Sign Ornament

diy glitter peace sign ornament

Char at Crap I’ve Made shows how to bring a little sparkle to your tree with these peace sign ornaments. There is no rocket science to this project! Some craft foam, glue, and glitter, and Char’s ornament is just as awesome as her inspiration. Plus, you could adorn your tree with tons of glittery peace signs for the cost of one from Pottery Barn!

diy glitter peace sign ornament

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Poinsettia Tree Skirt

poinsettia tree skirt

Gail from Purple Hues and Me was truly inspired by a lovely white poinsettia stocking made by Yvonne of StoneGable. When she later stumbled upon an expensive poinsettia tree skirt in Neiman Marcus’ Christmas collection, she knew Yvonne’s tutorial was the ticket to creating her own. I can only imagine it was crazy tedious to cut out all those petals, but the outcome sure is beautiful!

poinsettia tree skirt

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Burlap Magnet Board

burlap magnet board

Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home turned a piece of leftover sheet metal into a stylish magnet board by covering it with burlap and adding a stenciled design with permanent marker. I love the fact that this is magnetic, so you can hang photos without poking holes through them. And would you believe it only cost Amy $5 to make?!?

burlap magnet board

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