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Make an eco-friendly style statement with your holiday décor! Create a gorgeous holiday wreath with secondhand stuff and flea market finds!yourself. You need an empty frame, any shape, any size. Can use picture frames or create your own using scrap lumber. Gather up some greenery from the yard or nursery and select different varieties to mix
Linoleum left over from a flooring project? Don't scrap it! Learn how to whip up these pretty holiday placemats in a jiffy.create a picture perfect table for your thanksgiving dinner pull out your family photos and make them part of your play setting. Start with an 11 by 14 picture frame or larger. Pain it up to go with your tablescape. Use a multi picture mat and fill with family photos and a thoughtful thankful quote. Add felt pads to the bottom and you are ready to set the table. When the dinner
How Now Brown Holiday
Inexpensive crafts paper and a sewing machine are all you need to create unique packages for all your holiday gifts!inexpensive rolls of brown paint paper can be picked up at any home improvement store and they go for miles when it comes to decorating and wrapping gifts. Cut out your paper to various shapes and sizes making sure to cut out 2 sides, stitch both together using the old sewing machine to create one of a kind gift bags. Embellish accordingly and present proudly and after the holidays the discarded paper can be
Take cues from nature! Shop in your own backyard for everything you need to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments.-Mix things up this holiday season and have some fun decorating naturally. Challenge yourself and your family to come up with creative, festive ways to use what nature provides for us. Branches, log slices, pine cones , rocks, leaves all the organic classics that can be configured and combined to create beautiful one of a kind ornaments. Log slices are the perfect backdrop for a number of designs, surround one with branches glued to the center and you have rustic stars. The tops of dried gourds can be turned into natural bells. Leave things natural or add some color, shine or glitz if you like. Give your pine cones a little personality and you have yourself a raw assortment of angels. Repurpose old necklaces to hang, and a tackle box is
Unconventional Painting Tools
Why spend big bucks on tools for your next paint treatment? Michele Beschen proves you can use things you have around the house to get creative results.lay it on thick. You can use spatulas, old credit cards and miscellaneous items from the junk drawer. Use branches as your handles and add your own bristles using natural elements or recyclables and don't be
Drop Cloth Décor
Jackson Pollack would be proud. Repurpose splattered drop cloths as unique pieces of home décor. Michele Beschen shows us how.
Lamp Base Candleholder
Score a tired lamp at a flea market for a few bucks and transform it into cool candlholders! Michele Beschen gives the play-by-play.
Quick-Change Cabinet Door Inserts
Add character to your cupboards with interchangeable door inserts. Michele Beschen shows us how. Personalize your own cabinets for any season.
Stone Door and Drawer Pulls
Nature makes the best hardware! Michele Beschen shows us how to make cabinet pulls and knobs from free stones you can find outside.
Window Screen Art
Create three-dimensional works of art using an inexpensive window screen. Cut it, sew it, and shape it for unique looks indoors and out.You could even build off of it with other shapes. Add a wire hanger to the back side and this project is complete. Inexpensive, original artwork you created yourself. Looks great indoors or out. (music playing)