CHALLENGE: Make it pretty – January Challenge #2

I’m sure everyone is busy getting ready to celebrate a new year coming in and here I am already thinking about Valentine’s Day. I am inviting you to join me in this challenge.

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Day 12: Coca-Cola crate for displaying Pointsettia

WELCOME TO DAY 12 (the last day)OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

Today is the conclusion of my 12 Days of Christmas decorating, craft and gift idea challenge. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed doing it.  It isn’t my last post for this year as I have a few more things I want to cram in to 2014 before it’s over so stay tuned!!! 🙂 Without further adieu – Day 12

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Look at this BIG pointsettia I purchased at Costco this year for $19.97, isn’t it a beaut??

Since I don’t have a lot of Christmas decorations (a story for another day) I wanted this beautiful pointsettia to be more of a “feature” decoration in the house and couldn’t decide how to do that……u n t i l Continue reading Day 12: Coca-Cola crate for displaying Pointsettia

Day 11: Cork Ornaments

WELCOME TO DAY 11 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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During my many visits on Pinterest I saw a variety of ornaments made from used corks.

I decided to try my hand at them. I had to purchase my corks online and found some used corks at Jelinek Cork Group.

I also searched the internet for the easiest way to cut the corks and after many different opinions decided to use the steam method. Continue reading Day 11: Cork Ornaments

Day 8: Vinyl Serving Bowls

WELCOME TO DAY 8 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

What do Roseanne Cash, Janie Fricke and Tina Turner (vinyl LP)have in common in my household??

They became serving bowls for some of my christmas goodies!!!

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Remember the vinyl records I picked up at the “Use it or Lose it” event (I’ve mentioned a few times before…) one of them turned into my Vinyl Snowman wall hanging (see below) and three more became serving bowls.

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There are lots of tutorials on-line to melt vinyl LP records into various objects. Here is a link to the one I used and pretty much followed it to the letter. Continue reading Day 8: Vinyl Serving Bowls

Day 2: Canning Jar Lid Christmas Tree Wall Art

WELCOME TO DAY 2 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA Challenge.

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I scored these lovely used and somewhat rusty canning jar lids at a local thrift store for 5 cents a piece.  I picked up the picture frame for free at the “Use It or Lose It” event (same place I picked up the vinyl records – re yesterday’s post).

My passion is to reuse or repurpose things in anyway I can.  A ton of my inspiration comes from fellow bloggers (who have fabulous ideas) and of course Pinterest. Continue reading Day 2: Canning Jar Lid Christmas Tree Wall Art

DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters

Check out this awesome DIY easy beverage coaster.

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I am so lucky that I have some very creative and “crafty” friends and fellow bloggers.  All of the colorful pictures were sent to me by my friend and fellow blogger from You Can Always Start Now.

This is how she made them. Continue reading DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters