5-Minute Loopy Burlap Christmas Tree

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I have seen a few tutorials for making burlap Christmas trees, but I really love the results Candace from Vintage News Junkie got with her loopy burlap tree. This is one of those projects you can likely whip up without a trip to the store, so it’s a perfect last-minute addition to your mantle or tablescape. All you need is paper for a cone, burlap, and glue. If you’ve got a few minutes, you can make this tree!

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Glitter Letter Ornaments for Only $1

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If you are looking for a cheap and easy last-minute Christmas gift, this is it! Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic bedazzled some chipboard letters and peace signs by simply coating them with glitter spray paint. I love that this gives a beautiful finish and is a less-mess option compared to regular glitter. Plus, think of all the friends and family you could make gifts for from one $3 alphabet set!

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Antiqued Christmas Mirror Makeover

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Suzanne of Bitz of Me gave a framed mirror that was too brown for her liking a makeover this holiday season. She first lightened up the frame with some white chalk paint and dark wax and then added a Christmas saying to the glass. The fact that the text is removable makes it perfect for seasonal decorating and special occasions, but I love the idea of adding a beloved saying or Bible verse to a mirror or old window to enjoy the whole year through.

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Natural ‘JOY’ Letters for a Special Friend

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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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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Sign {Free Christmas Printable}

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Here’s a little more Christmas wall art for you today, and all you have to do for this one is click download and print! When Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road saw a sign featuring a well-known Christmas sign, she instantly fell in love and decided to put her Photoshop skills to use and create her own sign. Of course, Kristin had to make it a free download so her frugal friends could enjoy it too!

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Felt Christmas Trees

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Today’s all about Christmas trees here at KOD! I’ve got a couple of projects to showcase that show there are more options out there than just the traditional evergreen boughs. Gail from Purple Hues and Me created this trio of red trees by cutting felt leaves and adhering them to cone forms. What a simple way to make a statement on a tabletop or mantel!

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Mini Chair Wreaths

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Emily from Life on the V Side created a set of miniature wreaths to bring a little Christmas spirit to her chairs. All she needed was grapevine wreaths, floral wire, and some eucalyptus, which Emily preferred over the look of Ballard’s boxwood. That’s the beauty of DIY… you get just what you want without the expense, and quite honestly, I think Emily’s looks much more natural than Ballard’s rather plastic-y boxwood.

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Mason Jar Snowglobes

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Lindsay of Makely created her own little winter wonderland with repurposed mason jars, bottle brush trees, and fake snow. And when I say winter wonderland, I am not kidding! Lindsay made 21 of the adorable snow globes to display together on her antique sideboard. I love the special touch of the red and white twine and tags for a little “Lindsay spin” {wink}.

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