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22 – Festive Table in 10 Minutes!

22 – Festive Table in 10 Minutes!

This is an easy, festive table that you can pull together in less then ten minutes using natural materials and items from around the house. Start by laying a length of fabric down the middle of the table. I used a very thin frayed fabric and bunched […]

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20 – Make A Decorative Candle Holder

20 – Make A Decorative Candle Holder

I needed a quick holiday decoration for our Christmas Eve dinner and as I was browsing through a local craft store I came across some plain glass candle holders that I thought I could use. I also found glass paints and a number of adhesive stencils.  I […]

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19 – Green Christmas: Eco Friendly Wrapping Ideas

19 – Green Christmas: Eco Friendly Wrapping Ideas

In the U.S., about five million tons of garbage are produced during the Christmas season. The U.S. also consumes about 4 million tons of wrapping paper annually.  Did you know that about 50% of paper used in the U.S. is gift wrap? Before stocking up on rolls […]

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16 – Green Christmas: Re-purposed Card Display & Decorating with Pine Branches

16 – Green Christmas: Re-purposed Card Display & Decorating with Pine Branches

A week ago, the first floor of my home was bare–as part of our mud room renovation, we had the floors on the main level refinished. So, we had to  remove all of our furniture, and were able to put it back last weekend. As we started […]

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15 – Scrapbooking Snowflakes

15 – Scrapbooking Snowflakes

 I decided to make some snowflakes out of patterned scrapbooking paper. I chose two pages, one with a musical theme and another with a poinsettia theme. I folded the large squares in half twice, creating a small square. I then randomly cut out a variety of shapes following the printed pattern.     […]

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14 – A Holiday Scarf

14 – A Holiday Scarf

For Christmas this year my mother asked for a scarf.  She wanted one that was very wide and would match her reversible winter coat.  I decided to try knitting a reversible scarf using the same colors that are in her coat.  After taking a look at a […]

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13 – Easy DIY Christmas Cards {Free Printable!}

13 – Easy DIY Christmas Cards  {Free Printable!}

If you’re like me, you haven’t even thought about Christmas Cards. My husband and I have been remodeling our mud room, and as a result I’m a little behind this year. We managed to get the tree up this weekend and a wreath hung on the door, […]

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12 – Easy Festive Platters

12 – Easy Festive Platters

I was going to a potluck at my local church, and because it was getting closer to Christmas time and we would be decorating the church for Christmas I was thinking about bringing something festive. I had a few different Christmas tree cake pans and I was […]

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Country-Style Star Ornaments

Country-Style Star Ornaments

This is a simple and elegant ornament that looks great on the tree or as a decoration on a simple gift bag. All you need is a sheet of paper–I used a photocopy of a Christmas Carol, but anything will do–try a sheet of newspaper, a colorful […]

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10 – Decorating a Live Pine Wreath

10 – Decorating a Live Pine Wreath

For Christmas, I normally hang a eucalyptus wreath on my door. But this year, I wanted to try something different. So I picked up a fresh pine wreath at the local hardware store. I pulled out some pine cones, Christmas balls, and a spool of wired ribbon, […]

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