Thanksgiving 2012

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I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all the blessings in your life.   No matter the circumstances of your current situation may we all be aware of the many reasons we have to celebrate the day. I am grateful for you!  Thank you so much for making KOD successful. 

Burlap Matting

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You might be surprised that the box from this morning’s bowl of cereal could become wall décor that rivals that of Pottery Barn. Just check out this burlap mat that Melissa from Redfly Creations created from cardboard. A spray painted secondhand frame makes this project all the more thrifty!

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Santa Pallet Art

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Last year Matt and Jacque from The DIY Village created this Santa art from repurposed deck boards for a pallet art look. Matt did a phenomenal job tracing the original image on the computer to create a stencil, and then a little red paint brought Saint Nick to life. As Matt points out, any canvas or wood would be a great backdrop for creating your own piece of inexpensive Christmas art.

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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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