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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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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Moss-Covered Letters for Front Door Décor

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Bonnie from Uncommon Designs created these moss letters after seeing how amazing they looked in the Garnet Hill catalog. She did a stellar job covering the wood letters, even taking the time to carefully wrap each edge for a truly professional finish. Here’s what Bonnie has to say about her new front door letters: “They are a fun and whimsical twist on a traditional Christmas door décor. I cannot wait to decorate my porch after Thanksgiving and incorporate these fabulous moss letters.”

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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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Stenciled “Jingle” Pillow that Jingles!

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Maria from Our Home Away from Home has been working on her Christmas décor for weeks now. Just when Maria thought she had it all planned, the Pottery Barn holiday catalog came along and tossed another DIY challenge her way. The jute “Jingle” pillow was calling Maria’s name and she already had all the materials on hand to make her own. That’s pretty hard to resist, and who doesn’t love a cute and free pillow? I know I do!

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Thanksgiving Boat Place Holders

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Here’s a really cute Thanksgiving idea from Ashley at Simply Designing. With just a bit of felt and a little hand-stitching, she made these little pilgrim boats filled with candy. Wouldn’t these make darling place holders at the “kid’s table?” You could also fill them with small gourds or pinecones if the candy might prevent your little ones from “gobbling” up their turkey.

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Metallic New Year’s Plate

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At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!

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Feather Ball Ornament

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Mari of Crab+Fish almost bought these feathery ornaments from West Elm before she realized they couldn’t be that hard to replicate. With a few minutes of time and a Styrofoam ball, ric rac, and feathers, Mari did just that! She says, “ My version isn’t quite as fancy and flouncy and orderly as West Elm’s version…but I like my puffball version better!”

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