Coastal Christmas Decor Made from Fallen Branches

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Inspired by some of the Christmas trees she’d seen made out of driftwood over the years, Amanda wanted to make a tree of her own from fallen branches. She tells all about the project at Crafts By Amanda.

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Wreath Week: From Burnt Out to Brilliant

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You know you’re committed to upcycling when you keep a collection of burnt-out Christmas lights. Amanda at Mommy is Coocoo does, and her lights have finally found their second life as a colorful Christmas wreath.

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Wreath Week: Seed Pods Go Metallic

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Lisa thought she’d found acorns on a walk with her family, but she had “never seen anything like them.” She and her girls gathered a stroller full and brought them home. After Lisa turned her “acorns” into a gorgeous metallic wreath, a few sharp-eyed readers at Mabey She Made It identified them as eucalyptus seed pods. Whatever they are, they look amazing on Lisa’s front door!

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Wreath Week: Gold Pine Cones

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Brittany likes to “bring the outside in,” and her outside obliged with lots and lots of pine cones. After de-bugging her found treasures, Brittany shows us at Whimsy Renee how she turned her pine cones into an elegant (and super easy) wreath.

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Wreath Week: Work Socks Workin’ It

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Alex loves work socks. She says, “I don’t know what it is about them that I adore but to me they scream Canadian Winter and endless decor and craft projects.” Because of this love, she had several pair that were wearing out in the soles. At Northstory, she shows us how she upcycled them into the Christmas wreath of her dreams.

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Wreath Week: from TP tubes to Flowers and Berries

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From her crafty corner of Hungary, Lavender Girl is showing us how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of toilet paper rolls. Believe me, it’s worth using Google Translate to see what’s been coming together at Croissant and Lavender.

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Wall Art from Fabric Remnants

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“I have lots of fabric remnants,” says Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo. “I also have this big, blank wall in our newly painted guest bedroom. Hmmm . . .” Check out how she used her fabric and a collection of embroidery hoops to create an amazing art wall!

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Sunburst Mirror from Window Blinds

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Ashley at Bigger Than the Three of Us just might be a genius. When a window makeover left her with a bunch of used blinds, she turned them into a sunburst mirror. This may be the first time in the history of ever that mini-blinds have looked so cool!

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