Easiest Noel Sign Ever!

Most of us are familiar with Pottery Barn’s NOEL Wall Art. Year after year DIYers have had a heyday recreating the look by attaching craft store letters together. Anne from Creative Life has an even easier solution! She simply purchased an unfinished wood NOEL sign and layered paint to get her desired finish. It took her literally 30 minutes to complete!

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Thirty-Minute Ornament Wreath

This morning I shared an ornament garland Melissa of The Happier Homemaker created for her front door. Did you also spy the ornament wreath hanging there in all its red and silver glory? Of course, Melissa made that too, and it’s another knock-off. Woot woot! Here’s what Melissa says about her snazzy new wreath: “I loved an ornament wreath I found at Home Depot, but it wasn’t available in the exact colors I wanted. I was able to DIY my own for under $20. The best part was it took less than 30 minutes to make!”

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Red and Silver Ornament Garland

After adorning her home’s exterior with a magnolia garland and wreath last year, The Happier Homemaker Melissa knew she wanted to add more color this year. Pottery Barn offers a pine garland with red and silver ornaments that would beautifully compliment Melissa’s red door, but Melissa knew she was too fickle to spend so much on Christmas décor she probably wouldn’t use the next year. She decided instead to make her own by simply adding ornaments she already had to a live pine garland. Easy peasy and oh so pretty!

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Natural ‘JOY’ Letters for a Special Friend

Ashley from Simply Designing recently found a natural and textural JOY mantelscape in the Pottery Barn catalog. She says, “As is typical for me, this was just a background decoration, and they do not actually sell this decoration. So with just a few tools and under $15, I was able to recreate this beautiful JOY decoration!” Ashley did a stunning job making her letters, and the best part of the story is that she gifted them to a friend who has filled her life with joy!

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Wood Slice Coasters with Sayings

A few weeks ago Shauna from Satori Design for Living was looking at West Elm’s new market and came across some adorable wooden drink coasters. They reminded Shauna of wood slice ornaments she had previously made, and she just so happened to have some wood pieces leftover. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a DIY! Not only did Shauna need a set of coasters for her basement family room, but she also whipped some up to give away as gifts.

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Fresh-from-the-Front-Yard Boxwood Wreath

Inspired by a boxwood wreath at Home Depot, Mari from crab+fish used clippings from the boxwoods in her landscaping to make a DIY version. She says, “It was the Holy Grail of quick, cheap, and easy to do. The clippings were free and the cost of the wreath frame and bow (dollar store!) were nominal.” And you don’t have to limit yourself to boxwoods. Mari suggests checking out the foliage in your yard and getting creative!

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Wooden Peace Sign and Burlap Jingle Pillow

I have two Pottery Barn-inspired projects to share with you today from the crafty twins Julia and Elizabeth from Southern Color. They say that their best holiday inspiration comes from catalogues, and they especially love flipping through the pages of Pottery Barn for holiday décor ideas. This year it was PB’s PEACE sign and Jingle pillow that caught Julia and Elizabeth’s attention. When they sisters saw the price tags on the two items though, they knew a DIY was in order. Amazingly, it cost only $20 for both of their gorgeous knock offs!

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Bingo Card Christmas Countdown Calendar

Michelle of Chalkboard Blue loved the idea of Pottery Barn’s vintage Bingo card wall art. However, Michelle took the idea a step further for the holidays and created a countdown calendar in the same form. Michelle mod podged her print onto sheet metal so the board is magnetic, and the ornament can be moved around to count down the days until Christmas. I am a game lover, so this is right up my alley. Too cute!

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