Metallic Leaf Christmas Tree

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While browsing the Pottery Barn catalog recently, Joy from Thrifty Parsonage Living came across their beautiful metallic bay leaf trees. Joy was drawn to the silver tree since she’s decorating with silver, blue, and a winter wonderland theme this year.  She was disappointed to find the trees were no longer available, but, in true DIY spirit, decided to make it herself. The shimmery tree cost Joy a whopping $2.50, which has to make her happy they were sold out in the first place!

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Gold Leaf Ornaments

West Elm Metallic Leaf Ornament Knockoff Copy Gold Autumn Thanksgiving Decoration

Jen from Librarian Tells All shares how to turn some leaves into seasonal décor versatile enough to display fall through Christmas. Here’s from Jen: “I love West Elm’s Metallic Lead ornaments! I imagine displaying them all through fall, dangling them above the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day and letting them shine alongside the chandelier crystals, then reusing them on the Christmas tree in December. But eight dollars apiece… West Elm, are you for real?! I knew I could come up with something similar for so much less. For just $4.89, I made eight, with supplies left over for many more. The best thing about this? You could so so many other things with these, too! Fill an apothecary jar, adorn a candle ring, make a wreath, decorate gift boxes with them, etc…”

West Elm Metallic Leaf Ornament Knockoff Copy Gold Autumn Thanksgiving Decoration

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Burlap Leaf Pillow

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Colleen from Mural Maker and More saw a darling oak leaf pillow floating around Pinterest and pinned it with the intent of hand painting it one day. Instead, she found a felt leaf from the dollar store that was perfect for creating a reverse stencil leaf print on some burlap. In under five minutes, Colleen got a fresh pop of color on her porch and never even broke out the sewing machine.

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Decorative Fireplace Screen

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Vone at Vone Inspired needed to update her fireplace but couldn’t afford to buy a $200 screen. Since her family doesn’t use the fireplace, Vone decided she could make something that might not be functional but could at least add to the style of the space.  She did just that by building a screened frame and adding real branches and leaves cut from a soda can. When it’s all spray painted, it looks amazingly like an iron fireplace screen!

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Framed Pressed Leaves

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To add interest to a small wall in her living room Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs recreated some botanical pressings she fell in love with at Restoration Hardware. Amanda’s DIY version uses Goodwill frames and botanicals from her farm. Amanda says, “Adding a little antique charm to them makes them the perfect fit for our [...Read More]

Berry and Gourd Fall Wreath

Andrea from Decorating Cents has a knack for decorating on a dime. While preparing her home for fall, she created her own harvest wreath for just a few bucks, utilizing a thrift store grapevine wreath and dollar store leaves, gourds, and pumpkins. Andrea wasn’t thrilled after her first go round and added extra leaves and [...Read More]

Fall Candle Hurricanes

Andrea from Decorating Cents has a little thing for candles so she of course wanted to incorporate some into her fall decorating.  She headed to her local dollar store to gather some supplies. Andrea glued her glass candle holders into the vases and then added her spray painted fall leaves. So simple yet so pretty! [...Read More]

Leaf and Acorns Pillow Cover

With visions of fall dancing in her head, MJ from 517 Creations spied a lovely autumn pillow with a large, brightly colored leaf and acorns gracing the front. Since the almost $100 price tag completely obliterated any idea of actually purchasing the pillow, MJ simply made her own. After adding the acorns and stitching on [...Read More]