Cable Sweater Pillow

Chance are you have an old sweater in your closet just begging for a second life or a thrift store close by with racks full of sweaters. Jill from Create.Craft.Love shows just how simple it is to transform that old sweater into a cozy and warm pillow perfect for snuggles on the couch by a toasty fire!

diy cable sweater pillow

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Metallic New Year’s Plate

At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!

knock off hope plate

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Feather Ball Ornament

Mari of Crab+Fish almost bought these feathery ornaments from West Elm before she realized they couldn’t be that hard to replicate. With a few minutes of time and a Styrofoam ball, ric rac, and feathers, Mari did just that! She says, “ My version isn’t quite as fancy and flouncy and orderly as West Elm’s version…but I like my puffball version better!”

feather ornament

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Paper Christmas Tree

“Oh Christmas tree. Oh Christmas tree. How lovely are your branches pages.” Pages? That’s right! This Christmas tree from Dana at Wonder Forest is made from repurposed music book pages. Dana cut paper squares a plenty and then stacked them up to make this pretty paper tree. If you can operate scissors or a paper cutter, then you’re fully equipped to make your own!

anthro knock off paper tree

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Felt Christmas Trees

Today’s all about Christmas trees here at KOD! I’ve got a couple of projects to showcase that show there are more options out there than just the traditional evergreen boughs. Gail from Purple Hues and Me created this trio of red trees by cutting felt leaves and adhering them to cone forms. What a simple way to make a statement on a tabletop or mantel!

red felt christmas trees

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Silver Glass Hurricanes

Terra from Mama Says Sew added some holiday flair to glass hurricanes from the thrift store with silver spray paint. I am loving me some metallics this year, and, of course, think you can never go wrong with a thrift store find and some spray paint {wink}!

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Snowflake Wreath

Have you made a new wreath for the holidays yet? If not, here’s another from Rachael at House of Noise… I Mean Boys to kick you into full-on wreath-making mode {wink}! Rachael created a simple snowflake wreath with an embroidery hoop, ribbon, and inexpensive snowflakes. Rachael’s aqua door is the perfect backdrop from her crisp white wintery wreath!

snowflake wreath

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Metallic Leaf Christmas Tree

While browsing the Pottery Barn catalog recently, Joy from Thrifty Parsonage Living came across their beautiful metallic bay leaf trees. Joy was drawn to the silver tree since she’s decorating with silver, blue, and a winter wonderland theme this year.  She was disappointed to find the trees were no longer available, but, in true DIY spirit, decided to make it herself. The shimmery tree cost Joy a whopping $2.50, which has to make her happy they were sold out in the first place!

metallic bay leaf tree

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Pom Pom Wreath

I am totally digging all the alternatives to the traditional Christmas wreath that have been floating around. This fluffy yarn wreath made by Aimee from It’s Overflowing takes the cake! I love all the texture, and literally all you need is some yarn and a wreath form. I honestly think Aimee’s wreath is waaay better than its $128 Anthropologie counterpart.

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