Wooden Wall Map for a Pirate-Loving Lad

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Kristen from Down Home Inspiration created this wooden wall map for her pirate-loving son’s bedroom. Kristen had been on the lookout for a relatively easy and inexpensive décor, and this DIY wall art fit the bill to perfection. Kristen already had the plywood on hand and simply used a projector to outline the land. For a personal touch, Kristen included a bay with pirate history that she and her husband had just visited for their anniversary.

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Holly Berry Wreath Pillow

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Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove loves making pillows and sure can’t up a festive holiday one! She created a holly berry pillow by embellishing a simple burlap cover with brown cording and felt. Those are materials that definitely won’t break the bank! Brandi says, “It was really easy to create and a great way to practice some basic sewing and crafting skills.”

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Christmas Countdown Advent Pillow

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Today I have another fun Christmas pillow to share with ya’ll, and it’s one your kids will love too. Kimberly from Serendipity Refined sewed this Christmas countdown pillow as a gift for her sister’s family and even add a few personal touches, like a monogram on the star and her kiddo’s favorite question this time of year – How many days? How many times have you heard that lately?!? Ha! My kids would have a blast moving the star each day until Christmas!

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Burlap Peace, Love, and Joy Pillow

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Most of you know I am not much of a seasonal decorator. I know… GASP! BUT… I do love a pretty holiday pillow, and this one from Maryann at Domestically Speaking is drool-worthy. Plus, it only takes burlap and paint, which means cheap! Maryann used the “old school” freezer paper stencil method for her text, and just look at those beautiful, crisp lines. She also hand stitched her cover thanks to a broken machine, but I love how it adds to the rustic, grain sack look.

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Easiest Noel Sign Ever!

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Most of us are familiar with Pottery Barn’s NOEL Wall Art. Year after year DIYers have had a heyday recreating the look by attaching craft store letters together. Anne from Creative Life has an even easier solution! She simply purchased an unfinished wood NOEL sign and layered paint to get her desired finish. It took her literally 30 minutes to complete!

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Red and Silver Ornament Garland

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After adorning her home’s exterior with a magnolia garland and wreath last year, The Happier Homemaker Melissa knew she wanted to add more color this year. Pottery Barn offers a pine garland with red and silver ornaments that would beautifully compliment Melissa’s red door, but Melissa knew she was too fickle to spend so much on Christmas décor she probably wouldn’t use the next year. She decided instead to make her own by simply adding ornaments she already had to a live pine garland. Easy peasy and oh so pretty!

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Natural ‘JOY’ Letters for a Special Friend

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Ashley from Simply Designing recently found a natural and textural JOY mantelscape in the Pottery Barn catalog. She says, “As is typical for me, this was just a background decoration, and they do not actually sell this decoration. So with just a few tools and under $15, I was able to recreate this beautiful JOY decoration!” Ashley did a stunning job making her letters, and the best part of the story is that she gifted them to a friend who has filled her life with joy!

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Bingo Card Christmas Countdown Calendar

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Michelle of Chalkboard Blue loved the idea of Pottery Barn’s vintage Bingo card wall art. However, Michelle took the idea a step further for the holidays and created a countdown calendar in the same form. Michelle mod podged her print onto sheet metal so the board is magnetic, and the ornament can be moved around to count down the days until Christmas. I am a game lover, so this is right up my alley. Too cute!

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