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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A Christmas Tree Made from Spools

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Over at Remodelando la Casa, Cristina admits that she cannot throw away empty ribbon spools.  She’s found ways to use them before, so sometimes in between projects she gets quite a stash of spools.  Recently, her collection inspired a neat Christmas decor project.

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Homemade Ornaments from Yard Clippings

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“Every year in our family we make ornaments,” says Amy at Stow & Tell U.  This is an extended family tradition, so it takes some creativity to come up with ornaments that can be made without spending a bundle on supplies.  “This year we made twig
Christmas trees using cardboard from cereal boxes and soda cartons, and twigs collected out of the yard,” Amy tells us.

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Rockin’ Around the Spindle Tree

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What’s a girl to do with her collection of spindles when Christmas comes around?  Well, if you are Jeanette from Country Design Style, you use that collection to make a Christmas tree!

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