101 Days of Christmas: Fabric Flowers

I've seen so many fabric flower projects but never taken the time to make my own until recently. My mom and I made these fabric flowers to go on this year's Christmas wreath (post coming soon!), and they are surprisingly easy to make. Use fabric flowers on wreaths, in place of bows on gifts or…

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101 Days of Christmas: Paper Star Ornaments
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101 Days of Christmas: Paper Star Ornaments

I saw this project in Family Fun over the summer with big stars for 4th of the July, and I knew small versions of these paper stars would be perfect ornaments for the wooden tree in our kitchen! These are easy to make (albeit tedious if you're making a dozen of them!), and you can…

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Embracing Winter with After-Christmas Decor

Confession: It's been almost four weeks since Christmas and we still have Christmas decorations up. This is not our usual MO at all; typically everything is packed neatly away by January 1st, save for a few pieces that serve as both Christmas and winter decor -- metal trees painted white that sit on a shelf…

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Time to Pack Away the Christmas Decorations

To be honest, the aftermath of Christmas always leaves me feeling a little overwhelmed -- new toys and craft supplies in need of a permanent home, bits of wrapping paper and ribbon in every crevice and dusty decorations that don't look anywhere near as pretty as they did when we first put them up! This…

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101 Days of Christmas: 9 Unique DIY Christmas Wreaths

Have you started thinking about your 2011 Christmas card? I love -- love -- to receive photo cards in the mail at Christmas time, and we display them all along our banister to enjoy throughout the Christmas season. Typically, we send whatever family photo we manage to get, perfect or not, but there are so…

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5 Frugal Christmas Decorating Tips

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: With Thanksgiving over, you have probably already decorated for Christmas or you are working on it now. From pulling boxes, bins and bags out of the attic, to shopping for new ornaments and ribbon and browsing Pinterest for the latest and greatest inspiration, decorating for…

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101 Days of Christmas: Feather Tree
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101 Days of Christmas: Feather Tree

This feather tree makes me smile! As I told a friend this morning, it's red and a little bit funky, which makes it a perfect fit for my office! It's also super, super easy to make, so you could have a few made by this evening if you wanted. I think it's so pretty, and…

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Alternatives to a Traditional Christmas Tree

The following post is from Lindsey M. Roberts, a design & décor writer: Although we may have fond family memories of Christmas trees, the reasons are many for not getting one during the Christmas season.  If you're in an apartment or condo with little space, if you're short on cash, or if you just don't…

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101 Days of Christmas: Hanging Pinecones
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101 Days of Christmas: Hanging Pinecones

Aren't these hanging pinecones amazing? I think they're such a simple, elegant and inexpensive alternative to a wreath. If you're able to gather pinecones rather than purchasing them, it costs even less! And it takes just a few minutes to make. My mom made this to hang on her front door, and I snapped a…

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PomPom Pine Cones {DIY Decor}

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: The holidays are quickly approaching and many of us are beginning to think about decorating for Christmas.  Creating my own unique home decor is a passion of mine and I especially enjoy integrating crafting time with my son into our daily routine. We recently made…

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