How to Create a Gallery Wall Around Your TV


After hanging the TV on the wall in the family room, Kim from Tidbits & Twine felt it looked sad and lonely floating all by its lonesome.  She decided to better incorporate it into the space by creating a gallery wall around it. Kim picked up some inexpensive frames and art pieces at HomeGoods and also added in a couple of items that she found at the antique faire. I love the collected look and that all the pieces were carefully selected and hold meaning to Kim and her family.

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Monogrammed Ticking Stripe Napkins


A set of monogrammed napkins makes a great gift and also adds a personal touch to your holiday table. And Lisa from Concord Cottage shows you how to make your own – the cheap and easy way! Lisa simply cut some ticking stripe fabric she had from the thrift store to size, hemmed the edges, and then added a stamped monogram. Not too bad for a few bucks!

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Woodland Animal Place Card Holders


Molly from Just a Little Creativity was spurred on by her love for the woodland animal trend to replicate animal place card holders from Pottery Barn. Plastic toy animals are the stars in this show. With a coat of gold spray paint, they look totally glam! And Molly shows just how essential these little holders are for your Thanksgiving feast… Use them to display name cards, label dishes, or, my fave, show what everyone is thankful for.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Sign {Free Christmas Printable}


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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Large Vertical Wood Christmas Sign


Melissa from Two It Yourself was inspired by a a vertical wood Christmas sign from Pottery Barn to turn a pallet into a sign of her own. And since she already had the materials on hand, it cost her nothing but a little time! Melissa decided to go with a different finish than Pottery Barn’s and used one of her favorite techniques to achieve an aged look. She also customized her text and simply printed the letters from the computer to trace around. I agree with Melissa – her free sign is just as charming as Pottery Barn’s pricey one!

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Paint a Christmas Pillow Like a Pro

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It’s no secret that Pottery Barn has absolutely beautiful pillows. Last year one particular pillow with a holly leaf wreath caught the eye of Colleen from Just Paint It.  She knew she could replicate the design with craft paint on a piece of drop cloth for a similar effect. I love how Colleen breaks the steps down for you, so even the non-artist can pick up a paint brush with confidence. Here’s what she says about her new pillow: “It wound up much easier to knock off than I thought, using a simply holly stencil and cotton swabs for the berries. It can be painted easily in an afternoon.”

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Stenciled “Jingle” Pillow that Jingles!


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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“O Holy Night” Christmas Sign


Anita from Inspired Passions could not be more excited that the holiday season is upon us. Bring on the decorations, ham and turkey, Christmas carols, and… holiday signs! Anita was inspired by a sign from Pottery Barn and achieved a similar look by layering stain and acrylic paint. She put her own spin on it by customizing the message to make it more meaningful. After all, what’s the purpose of a pretty sign if it doesn’t mean anything to you?

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