Decorative Gold Spheres from Clay

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Decorative spheres are a fun way to add interest to a bookshelf or tabletop. Shelley from Crazy Wonderful saw some from West Elm that she thought were pretty stinkin’ cool – just not at $70 for a pair! Shelley instead sculpted her own from clay and finished them in gold  just like her inspiration. I love how metallic spray paint can give an inexpensive material like clay such a beautiful, lustrous finish. You’d never know they aren’t real metal!

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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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DIY Herringbone Floor Mirror

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Justin and Kayla from Home Coming are DIY and home bloggers with a lot of love for updating a house on a budget. Combine Justin’s handiness with Kayla’s creativity, and you’ve got a DIY team made in heaven! The couple has been updating their 1920′s Minneapolis house, and their latest project is this oversized floor mirror. Kayla fell in love with the West Elm version, but at $540, it wasn’t in their budget. But with $36 (and 13 hours), Justin and Kayla created their own beautiful rendition!

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Indian Corn Candle Holder

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Here’s a quick and simple idea for your Thanksgiving table or fall mantel from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict. Debbie surrounded a glass cylinder with miniature Indian corn to create a pretty fall candle holder. Since the corn is just secured with a rubber band, you can easily remove it and redecorate the cylinder for each season.

 

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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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‘Give Thanks’ Thanksgiving Paper Garland

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Shirley from These Moments of Mine was kicking back with her PB Kids catalog with no intention of creating anything one night. However, after spying a a cute little Christmas garland, her creative juices got flowing and had another idea. Shirley got to work creating her own harvest version of the garland using craft paper, her Silhouette, and distressing ink. Her spur-of-the-moment project is a beautiful reminder to be thankful!

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Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

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Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew shares a fabulous pillow cover tutorial to dress up those tired throw pillows this fall. Best of all, this is a “scrap buster” project designed to use up some of that scrap fabric that is taking up valuable closet space. For this fall-inspired pillow, Allison chose fabrics that simulate the colors or fallen leaves. However, Allison points out that the design possibilities are pretty much endless. Just check out the flower pillow she made using the same technique.

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Pumpkin and Moss Fall Wreath

Melissa from 320 Sycamore shares a tutorial for a beautiful fall wreath that deviates a little from the typical assortment of brightly colored leaves. Melissa glued moss to a wreath form she’d salvaged from her neighbor’s garbage the previous year and then added lots of little pumpkins. The icing on the cake is the burlap ribbon she used to hang it from her door. This  wreath will have you reminiscing of family trips to the pumpkin patch!

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