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Being Snowbound Inspires The Making of This Lovely Wreath

"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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A Sentimental Ornament Made with Grandma’s Buttons

"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." Restoration Redoux lace tablecloth before
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Homemade Ornaments from Yard Clippings

"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. Stow & Tell U twigs before