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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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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Decorative Shutters Made from Pallet Wood

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At Prodigal Pieces, Larissa scored some weather shipping pallets for free, thanks to Craigslist.  She decided to use some of her pallet wood to make some shutters for one of her windows. After dismantling one of the pallets, she cut the boards to the sizes she needed for this project.  Each shutter was make of several {…Read More…}

Paint Chip Ombre Art

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Over at DIY Candy, Amy came up with a fun way to turn free paint chips into art. It’s a simple craft project that anyone can do with just a few basic craft supplies, an old frame, and a few leftover paint chips.

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Reclaimed Wood Spa Bath Tray

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Sarah blogs at Edea Smith, where she points out, “As a busy Mommy of two a relaxing bath in an evening is often a rare but cherished experience.” She came up with this project–designed to keep bath essentials close at hand–using reclaimed wood. Her wood was free, coming from old scaffolding boards.

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Upcycled Magazine Wall Art

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I just discovered a really cool way to upcycle old magazines and make some uber-cool wall art, thanks to Kelly at Brit & Co. You have to see this.

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