After turning a faux fur throw into pillows and arm chair covers for her living room, Tammy was left with a few random scraps of fur. They didn't go to waste! She incorporated them into her winter decor and told all about it at her blog, One More Time Events.
Who has already started wrapping their Christmas presents? Well, if you need a little inspiration and want to have a greener, cleaner Christmas, take a cue from Laura of Laura Kelly's Inklings, and turn brown paper grocery bags into gift wrap, this year.
Over at Marty's Musings, Marty has shared quite a few awesome projects this year that were made from the pile of discarded fence boards she has in her backyard. Here's another one, just in time for Christmas!
At The Happy Housie, Krista had saved the cupboard doors from a recent bathroom update. When she began getting excited about the holidays earlier this year, she decided it was time to turn one of those doors into a countdown to Christmas sign.
For the past few years, DeDe at Designed Decor has been incorporating these glass globe bowls in her Christmas decor. This year, she planned to make a few changes. "As I was bringing up the bowls this year, I stacked them on each other to carry them up from the basement and guess what: Ding Ding Ding ~ they looked like a snowman!" she says.
Jeanette from Country Design Style has a confession to make: she hates cleaning paintbrushes. When she can, she gets dollar store brushes and only uses them once, so she won't have to bother with getting all the paint out of them! Recently, Jeanette decided there was another way to get some use out of all of those dried up paintbrushes.
"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."
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
"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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