Plaid Christmas Stockings

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Most likely your stockings are already hung by the chimney with care in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon will be there. Jaime from That’s My Letter helped a family who welcomed a little one this year get ready for the big day with a set of personalized plaid stockings. There’s not much that says Christmas like the red and green tartan!

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Monogrammed Etched Glasses

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Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow shares how to easily update a set of old glasses or stemware with an etched mon0grammed. Natalie created her own stencil using a sticker label and then simply brushed on etching cream. Within a couple of hours, she had a full set of fabulous wine glasses. Natalie suggests stocking your bar with these custom glasses or giving them as gifts with a nice bottle of wine.

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Monogrammed Serving Board

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict had been eyeing Pottery Barn’s monogrammed serving boards for quite some time and finally found a way to create her own version for only $5! Debbie picked up a well-used cutting board from the thrift store and gave it a whole new look with a monogram, wood stain, and wooden legs. This is a great gift idea to keep in mind for friends who love to entertain!

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Ornament Wreath

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Rather than spending $40-60 on an ornament wreath at a store, Virginia of LiveLoveDIY spent $7 making her own from dollar store items. This glitzy beauty ranks as one of Virginia’s favorite projects this year. If you’re thinking you’ve run out time for wreath-making, think again! Virginia whipped up her wreath in just an hour!

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Neu Year Calendar Giveaway {10 winners}

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Last year I decided my family was busy. Just having my one month-at-a-time cute calendar wasn’t cutting it anymore.  I needed a year at a glance calendar to help plan events, vacations, school obligations, parties, birthdays, blogging conferences, in-towns guests, etc.  I am giving a way 10 Neu Year calendars which start on Monday and end on Sunday.

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Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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Amy from Amy’s Casablanca created this gorgeous upholstered headboard with nailhead trim for her guest bedroom in just an hours time and for under $100. While I love the neutral fabric Amy chose, you could really make a statement in a room with a colored fabric and that eye-catching Greek-key nailhead pattern.

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Mercury Glass Bear Ornament

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Mercury glass ornaments aren’t limited to glass bulbs. Just check out this mercury glass bear that Jill from Create.Craft.Love made by spray painting a plastic toy. This is such an awesome idea! With one can of spray paint and a few outgrown or thrifted toys, you could inexpensively adorn your tree with several silvery animals.

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Distressed Black Armoire

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Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow came across an ad for Restoration Hardware’s Montpellier Armoire and fell in love with its dark, bold, and commanding look. Not surprisingly, it was also expensive. However, Natalie happened to have two old armoires sitting in her garage that looked remarkably similar. A few coats of paint later and some light sanding was all it took to transform her old armoires into Restoration Hardware’s black beauties.

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