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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Pom Pom Wreath

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In an attempt to boost her holiday spirit, Linda from It All Started with Paint created a little Christmas eye candy using a dollar store wreath and handmade wool pom poms. I simply love the look and texture of those big pom poms and the fact that this wreath is not reserved for Christmas alone. The thick wool is a great look for winter too!

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