Christmas Tree Advent

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This advent calendar created by Rach at Family Ever After totally knocks my socks off! I can only imagine the time that went into all the detail of cutting and stitching each adorable little felt pocket, but isn’t the end result amazing?!? I can definitely see this becoming a treasured Christmas family heirloom!

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Storage Bookcases

pottery barn kids inspired bookshelf

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic added a set of bookcases to the list of furniture items she has constructed for her daughters’ shared bedroom. Whitney followed plans by Ana White but built on the functionality by creating a cubby storage space on the bottom. The simple addition of the boards will keep toys contained on the shelves and is cheaper and easier than hunting down baskets that fit perfectly.

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Thanksgiving Boat Centerpiece

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As if planning a mouthwatering feast isn’t work enough, creating a beautiful centerpiece also adds to the Thanksgiving frenzy. Kathy at Miss Grace Filled Life shares an easy idea that you could make today with a quick trip to the store. Kathy created a pilgrim ship from a wooden bowl complete with billowing poster board sails. How cute is this?

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Glitter Photo Ornaments

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I love this sweet idea from Jamie at C.R.A.F.T. to create a Christmas tree with a family theme. Of course, a family-themed tree necessitates family photos, and Jamie and her mom whipped up a passel of glittery photo ornaments for only nine cents a piece. How’s that for budget friendly?!?

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Oversized Wall Flashcard

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Trina from A Few Miner Adjustments turned a piece of luan from her garage into an oversized flashcard for her living room wall. All it took was some paint and vinyl to create this décor that was ideal for a household of teachers. I love this idea for a playroom too and think a set of flashcards would be a great way to decorate a large wall on a dime.

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Painted Wood Halloween Signs

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Less than $20 for a wooden Halloween sign from Pottery Barn Kids may not seem so bad. However, if you consider buying two or three signs to display together, the dollars start adding up. And if you consider that you could make the signs for free like Amie from Pinkapotamus, well, that seems like a no-brainer! All Amie needed was some scrap pallet wood from her stash and paint to deck out her porch with a trio of festive signs.

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Wooden Chalkboard Sign

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A piece of scrap plywood can become a birthday sign that doubles as wall décor following this tutorial from Jaime at That’s My Letter.  The chalkboard finish makes this sign very versatile. Hang it for a party like Jaime did and then later add it a bedroom or playroom as wall décor. No doubt kids would love to change the message for tea parties, restaurant, and other pretend play.

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Wooden Popsicle Set

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“P” is for popsicle, and “A” is for absolutely adorable! There’s no other way to describe this wooden play popsicle set from Jamie at That’s My Letter. While the Pottery Barn Kids inspiration may cost only $24, Jamie points out that it’s on backorder and is not personalized like her tasty treats. Plus, that’s still $24 more than you’ll spend if you’ve the scrap wood and craft paint on hand to make your own. Wouldn’t this be an awesome handmade gift for a birthday or Christmas?

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