Pallet Christmas Tree

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Julie at Redhead Can Decorate saw a simple pallet Christmas tree last year that got her gears turning. When fate delivered a pallet to her house last summer, she hung on to it and is now the proud owner of a gorgeous silver and gold pallet tree!

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A Christmas Gingerbread Village from Recycled Containers

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“Gingerbread houses are fun, but all too often are temporary because they are made from actual gingerbread, icing and candies. I wanted a Christmas village made up of gingerbread houses, but one I could bring out each year,” Amanda explains on her blog, Crafts by Amanda. Her solution for keeping her gingerbread village fresh was to skip the cookies and go straight for the milk–she started saving milk and juice cartons!

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Thread Spools Dressed up for the Holidays

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Isn’t it awesome when brand-new decorations materialize out of thin air? Courtney tells us, “The best part about this craft, was that I already had all the materials I needed.” Over at Crafts by Courtney, she’s showing us how she used a few supplies she already had on hand–washi tape, thread spools, and mason jars–to create some kicky new Christmas decor!

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Glass Insulator Christmas Tree

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Over at The Salvaged Boutique, one of Kathy’s friends passed along several boxes of vintage items to her. She was delighted to find one of them full of these glass insulators. Insulators were originally used with telegraph lines, back in the 1800’s. Kathy challenged herself to turn one of them into Christmas decor, using only items that she had on hand.

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Tree Trimmings Door Wreath

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When Nicole spotted a pile of trimmings at the Christmas tree lot, she figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask the guy running the lot if she could have a few. He said, “Go ahead, help yourself,” so Nicole took home plenty of greenery and blogged about what she did with it at Design It Vintage.

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Paper Doily Christmas Trees

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Here’s a quick and easy project from the girls and One-O. It’s a snowy Christmas tree made from paper doilies!

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Snowflakes from Pallets

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Here’s a pallet project perfect for your winter decor! Made by DeDe of Designed Decor, she has a bunch of these pallet snowflakes hanging outside her shop, where they are selling like hotcakes!

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Coastal Christmas Decor Made from Fallen Branches

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Inspired by some of the Christmas trees she’d seen made out of driftwood over the years, Amanda wanted to make a tree of her own from fallen branches. She tells all about the project at Crafts By Amanda.

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