A Cheerful Christmas Sign from Upcycled Fence Boards

Marty's Musings fence board before - Copy

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!

Marty's Musings fence board before - Copy

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Christmas Countdown on a Cabinet Door

The Happy Housie cabinet door before

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.

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Refreshing Christmas Decor

Designed Decor snowman before

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.

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A Paintbrush (Or Two) Went Into the Making of This Star

Country Design Style paintbrush star before

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.

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Being Snowbound Inspires The Making of This Lovely Wreath

Organized 31 bookpage wreath before

“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.”

Organized 31 bookpage wreath before

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Raid the Closet this Year to Make Some Christmas Cheer

Marty's Musings rags before

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

House Revivals greeting card before

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

Designed Decor mercury glass objects before

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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