Stacked Glass Hurricanes

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The Christmas season is officially on, and I know we are all looking for ways to bring holiday cheer to our homes. Kayla from Whatever is Lovely created a couple of pretty hurricanes a la Pottery Barn by simply stacking glass vases she already had on top of each other. It doesn’t get much easier than that, and these hurricanes are lovely for any time of the year. Simply change out the candle and filler, and you’re set!

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Burlap Matting

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You might be surprised that the box from this morning’s bowl of cereal could become wall décor that rivals that of Pottery Barn. Just check out this burlap mat that Melissa from Redfly Creations created from cardboard. A spray painted secondhand frame makes this project all the more thrifty!

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Santa Pallet Art

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Last year Matt and Jacque from The DIY Village created this Santa art from repurposed deck boards for a pallet art look. Matt did a phenomenal job tracing the original image on the computer to create a stencil, and then a little red paint brought Saint Nick to life. As Matt points out, any canvas or wood would be a great backdrop for creating your own piece of inexpensive Christmas art.

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Mason Jar Pendant Light

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The fluorescent lighting above her kitchen sink was hardly the unique look Erin of The Savvy Seeker wanted for her cottage style kitchen. Erin decided to replace the eyesore with a mason jar pendant she whipped up in all of thirty minutes. I love how beautifully the industrial Edison bulb and the country mason jar come together.

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Framed Chalkboard

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For Rebecca from Cre8tive Compass Magazine this lovely Thanksgiving blessing chalkboard came together like clockwork. Rebecca first scored a large frame at a thrift store and then found a creative way to replicate the beautifully detailed trim of her Pottery Barn inspiration. What a wonderful way to reflect on and display all God’s blessings!

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Mercury Glass Lamp

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If you love the silvery look of mercury glass, you will be relieved to know that you don’t have to pay big bucks for the real deal. Like Jennifer from Decorated Chaos shows, a spray bottle of vinegar and water and Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint are all you need to pull off the same finish. Jennifer used this technique to turn a glass lamp from the thrift store into this beauty!

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White Ceramic Turkeys

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Like Jami from An Oregon Cottage, maybe you’ve been on the prowl for Thanksgiving decorations but are coming up empty handed. Look no further than your local thrift store! Jami scored a couple of brightly colored ceramic turkeys for a dollar each and got the exact look she was after with some white paint and a little sanding.

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Peace Sign Ornament

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Char at Crap I’ve Made shows how to bring a little sparkle to your tree with these peace sign ornaments. There is no rocket science to this project! Some craft foam, glue, and glitter, and Char’s ornament is just as awesome as her inspiration. Plus, you could adorn your tree with tons of glittery peace signs for the cost of one from Pottery Barn!

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