Being Snowbound Inspires The Making of This Lovely Wreath

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“There’s nothing like  a challenge from a group of blog friends to motivate you to create a wreath in just 3 days,” says Susan from Organized 31.  “Then along comes a snow storm and no way to get to the store.  Big plans for a DIY knock-your-socks-off wreath went out the window.  If necessity is the mother of invention, then the snow storm was the mother of finding items to repurpose into a wreath.”

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Raid the Closet this Year to Make Some Christmas Cheer

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Wait, are you telling me that old clothes and wire hangers can’t be festive?  I beg to differ, and I’m happy to share evidence from Marty at Marty’s Musings to prove it!  She created a pretty Christmas wreath from old clothes and a wire hanger.

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Greeting the Season with a Greeting Card Banner

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Over at House Revivals, Amanda used a pretty greeting card to create a festive banner for her holiday decor.  She had a card from Christmases past that she hadn’t been able to throw away, because it was so pretty.  What’s an avid upcycler going to do with a pretty card?  Well, use it again, obviously!

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Make Your Own Mercury Glass

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There’s something very wintery about mercury glass.  Something about that crackled, silver finish reminds me of frosty windows and frozen ponds.  Dede from Designed Decor loves the look of mercury glass, too, but she doesn’t love the price tag.

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Adorable Gifts Made from Upcycled Frappuccino Bottles

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Do you love drinking Starbucks’ take-home frappuccinos?  You know, the ones in adorable little glass bottles?  Well, if you can say yes to that, then you are halfway to having this gift idea made, according to Laura at Laura Kelly Designs.

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Gift Bags Made from Upcycled Linens

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How’s your Christmas list coming along?  Have you stashed away all the gifts you’ll be giving, this year?  Well, if you need any ideas for wrapping those presents, Susan from Organized 31 has some great ideas for you.

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A Sentimental Ornament Made with Grandma’s Buttons

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“Growing up, Christmas Eve was always spent at my maternal grandma’s house. She passed years ago, but this time of year I am always thinking of her,” reminisces Shanna at Restoration Redoux.  “One thing I have of hers is her sewing basket. I was looking through it the other day and found a package of vintage buttons. They had been in there forever, so I decided to make a button ornament with them.”

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Sign of The Christmas Times

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This old cabinet door was in great condition–Abby from Chapter 37 loved that it was solid wood, had nice details, and pretty hardware.  She decided it could be used as the base for a festive sign.

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