Cinnamon-scented pine cones {101 Days of Christmas}

I love to decorate with pine cones from the first chill of fall to the last day of winter, and we always incorporate them as part of our Christmas decor as well, hanging them on the tree or piling them in a bowl. I've purchased the big bags of scented pine cones before, but this year I…

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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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101 Days of Christmas: DIY Burlap Decor {Roundup}

As part of this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, I'm sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from around the blogosphere! Burlap has played a big part of our Christmas series this year, not just in the burlap projects I've made -- like these easy burlap bows -- but in the backdrop of…

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101 Days of Christmas: Holiday House Tour

It's been a few years since I shared photos of our Christmas decorations, so I thought it would be a fun addition to this year's 101 Days of Christmas series. Unfortunately, my meager photography skills seem to have been further depleted by Jackson's birth, and I am not at all happy with these pictures. But…

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101 Days of Christmas: DIY Christmas Wreaths {Roundup}

As part of this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, I'm sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from around the blogosphere! These hanging pinecones that my mom made for her front door a couple of years ago are one of my favorite projects ever (and based on the number of pins that that…

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