Appliqued Deer Silhouette Pillow

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Jessica from Sew Homegrown created this deer head silhouette pillow to add a little festivity to her couch. Jessica’s hubs drew a pattern (that has kindly been made available to Jessica’s readers), which Jessica traced and cut from a colorful, textured fabric. She then used a dense zigzag stitch to sew the deer to the front square of the pillow. Like Jessica, I love that this pillow is seasonal without being too Christmas-y, so you don’t have to pack it up with the rest of your Christmas decorations.

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Galvanized Bucket Tree Skirt

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I have had my share of roadside rescue, but this find from Candace at Vintage News Junkie is a new one to me! She was cruising down the interstate when she came across a big ol’ 8-foot Christmas tree. Of course, she scooped that baby up and toted it home but how to display her prized find??? Candace opted for an unconventional galvanized tub instead of a tree skirt and created a video tutorial so you can make your own!

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Five-Minute Tinsel Ornaments

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Heather from At The Picket Fence shares how she created these pretty tinsel ornaments in less than five minutes. All it comes down to is placing a snippet of tinsel into a clear glass ornament, and voila! You get all the sparkle and festivity of tinsel without the mess!

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Red and White Rope Christmas Trees

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Can you believe Christmas is only a week away?!? Do you still have shopping to finish, gifts to wrap, and cookies to bake? Let’s keep things simple today then, shall we? Sam from The Lovebugs Blog created these fun and whimsical Christmas trees with just some rope and hot glue. She says, “This might be the world’s easiest craft project.  It took about 15 minutes to pull these trees together and only required a few materials.  It was low cost and has a big impact.”

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Holly Berry Wreath Pillow

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Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove loves making pillows and sure can’t up a festive holiday one! She created a holly berry pillow by embellishing a simple burlap cover with brown cording and felt. Those are materials that definitely won’t break the bank! Brandi says, “It was really easy to create and a great way to practice some basic sewing and crafting skills.”

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Peace Grapevine Wreath with Lights

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When faced with a “Look for Less” design challenge, Andrea from Life.Love.Larson knew she wanted something fun and modern that she could enjoy in her home. Enter CB 2’s ginormous Inner Peace Wreath. Andrea made her own for only $13 using a grapevine wreath, twigs, and a strand of Christmas lights. At 3-feet in diameter, this is a wreath that makes a statement!

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Easiest Noel Sign Ever!

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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

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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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