Pine cone and holly berry wreath {101 Days of Christmas}

My mom is the queen of wreaths. Three years ago she made these beautiful hanging pinecones for her front door, but two years ago she was preparing to move and last year she was living in Florida (where pinecones just don't quite fit...), so she hasn't made a Christmas wreath since. But this year...this year…

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Burlap bow ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

Although last year was "the year of burlap," I couldn't resist trying one more burlap project this year! These sweet ornaments would look beautiful as the only decoration on a simple Christmas tree or sprinkled among your regular ornaments. Supplies: wired burlap ribbon twine hot glue gun Directions: Cut two lengths of ribbon, 8" and 6" long.…

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Enamel painted glass vases {101 Days of Christmas}

I love these painted glass vases! Mine are made from kombucha bottles, which has two benefits: not only are these bottles a great shape and size, but it also gave me a good excuse to buy more kombucha since I just recycled my collection of bottles. (Darn!) While some DIY painted vases are painted on the outside, these are painted…

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Tabletop display tree {101 Days of Christmas}

We often get requests for a tutorial on the wooden tree that sits in the corner of our kitchen. Unfortunately, I have limited carpentry skills, and Sean doesn't often follow -- or write -- tutorials, so we've never been able to put one together. However, when I saw this wooden tabletop tree last year at Curbly,…

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Christmas-scented room spray {101 Days of Christmas}

If you're looking for a safe, non-toxic way to freshen the air in your home and embrace the scents of the season without relying on harmful chemicals or candles that could be dangerous with little ones around, this room spray is the perfect alternative. Made with essential oils, it's all natural and diluted enough to be…

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101 Days of Christmas: Individual Ornament Boxes

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to give our kids each a new ornament in their stockings every year so that they can grow their own collection of ornaments. But for our girls, the best part of this tradition isn't opening the new ornaments; it's packing and unpacking their individual ornament boxes at the…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable “Merry Christmas” Banner

Window banners are among my favorite decorations for any occasion because they add such a festive feel to our home and they're not expensive or difficult to make. From these Truth in the Tinsel ornaments and our 12 Days of Christmas to banners for birthdays and Valentine's Day, we often hang banners in our windows,…

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