8 GREAT DIY CHRISTMAS CARD DISPLAYS

Thanksgiving just ended and Christmas is just around the corner so we better get our decorating started.  Have one of these great projects done for when you receive your first card in the mail.

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Love this idea with the old frame; you could even build a simple picture frame.

Framed Christmas Card Display from Reasons to Skip the Housework

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This standing card holder is a great way to add a rustic touch.

Christmas Card Holder from Jenna Burger

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I would love to put this on my dining room table with some fun greenery doubles as a centerpiece.

Christmas Card Display from Jaime Costiglio

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Oh my!  This idea is perfect for any house; DIY sleighs are hot right now why not make use of the décor.

Sleigh Card Holder from Home with Lo

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Love how this makes for pretty wall art as well as a way to display those lovely Christmas cards.

Painted Cork Card Display from julep

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Such a minimalistic yet eye catching way to hang all the Christmas Cards that will show up in the mail.

Simple Holiday Card Display from Design Improvised

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I’m in love with eucalyptus this season and always looking for another excuse to use some more.

Eucalyptus Garland Christmas Card Display from julep

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Modern and simple enough said I believe, and it can be decorated by the children.

String Art Christmas Tree from My Pop Pet

I hope that one of these easy DIY Christmas card displays will work for you this season.  Thanks for letting me share some great ideas with you.

DIY BLANKETS TO CUDDLE FOR

 

You will love these DIY blankets listed here. Most are no sewing required but still easy enough for any crafter from beginner to expert

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Love the pattern chosen for this throw blanket it adds rustic flare.



No Sew Throw Blanket from Maison de Pax

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This blanket is to diy for, love the faux fur, adds texture to any room.

Faux Throw Blanket from Lia Griffith

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Such a simple and perfect blanket, so many color options with fabric and edge.

Loop Flannel Blanket from Purl Soho

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Wish I knew how to make this perfect blanket before I paid too much to get one.  On the plus side now I can make them!



Quick Throw Blanket from House by the Bay Design

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So if you have a ton of unused sweaters lying around you should make this blanket ASAP.  If you don’t have any sweaters to part with you can always go to your local Good Will or Saint Vincent De Paul.

Sweater Weather Blanket from Hub Pages

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Love the addition of the tassels, so very fun and simple to recreate this blanket.

Giant Tassel Throw From Bre Purposed

Even though there is only six DIY blankets listed there are so many options out there.  I picked the ones I felt had good tutorials, were simple, inexpensive, and of course trendy.



COASTERS YOUR GUESTS WILL WANT TO PUT THEIR DRINKS ON

COASTERS YOUR GUESTS WILL WANT TO PUT THEIR DRINKS ON

Looking for a simple and cute way to create drink coasters so your friends and family don’t leave drink marks on your table?  This post today will give you 12 easy DIY drink coaster ideas.

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Perfect for a rustic Christmas decoration all need is a branch, saw, and some stain.

Branch Coasters from Garden Therapy



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These are too adorable and you can decorate them for any season or holiday.

Chalkboard Coasters from A home to Grow Old in

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Love the idea of making a coaster into a Polaroid picture.  This idea is great because you can use your own photos; all you need are tiles, square pictures, and Mod Podge.

Polaroid Coasters from Darkroom & Dearly

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What a modern touch to any coffee table, so easy to recreate this wooden coaster.

Wooden Coaster from Something Swell Media

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Any project with a map is a project for me.  I feel like a map is something you can look at and every time you find somewhere new.

Map Coasters from eHow



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If you are looking for a way to add a touch of rustic to your home these coasters are perfect for you.  So easy to recreate and again not many supplies needed.

Rope Coasters from Picklee

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These can create a nice pop of color on any table in your home.

Marbled Coasters from The Mad House



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My husband might even go for these DIY coasters.  These would make a nice addition to a home bar.

Beer Coasters from Hip 2 Save

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Oh my!  These are too adorable.  They are easy to make and are very classy, who doesn’t love lace.

Lace Coasters from Mod Podge Rocks

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If I were to make these right now I would do a Christmas theme such as “Let it Snow” or “Merry Christmas” or even draw some snowflakes.

Gold Printed Coasters from Boxwood Avenue

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These seem reasonably easy; I have been looking for a simple concrete project to try.

Concrete Coasters from Homeology



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I like how these look with the marbled look, you could do so many different colors.

Clay Marble Coasters from Homeyohmy

I hope you can use one or all of these ideas for your coffee or dining room table.

 

UNIQUE IDEAS FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE THIS YEAR

UNIQUE IDEAS FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE THIS YEAR

If you are looking for ways to add some elegance and decoration to your Thanksgiving table this year read this blog post now. There are so many ways to add DIY table decorations that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

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This is such a simple and elegant way to dress up your thanksgiving table this year.



DIY Place Setting from julep.

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Love this gold leaf with the name written on it, so elegant and you only need a few supplies.

Gold Leaf Place Setting from Homesteading

Image from Michaels

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Such a simplistic idea for Thanksgiving this year, also love the pop of color in the napkin below the plate.

Wreath Table Setting from Design Happy

Image from Inspired by Charm

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This is a place mat that can be used to set your table for Thanksgiving and it can be used all year around.



Twine Place Mats from City Farmhouse

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This would be perfect for your guests to write down what they are thankful for.  Would also be a good idea to keep the kids busy at the kids table.

Brown Paper Table Runner from By Dawn Nicole

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Love the way a small amount of greenery looks on the plate, makes it very fall like.  The napkin holder is quite perfect and a very easy DIY for the table this year.

Napkin Holder from On Sutton Place

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If you are looking to decorate your Thanksgiving table on a budget this year this is a perfect tutorial on how to set up for the holidays.



Thanksgiving Table on a Budget from The Kitchn

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If you don’t want to have the entire table wrapped with brown paper this is a great alternative.  I like this idea because your family and friends can bring this paper home with them.

Printable Grateful For from Blesser House

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OMGoodness I love this idea of putting the flannel blanket on the table like this.  It’s so homey and rustic perfect for the 2017 Thanksgiving table.

Fall Tablescapes from Party Til Dawn Events

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White pumpkins with word tags are so simple but add a huge touch of fall and Thanksgiving to your table this year.

White Pumpkin Centerpiece from Ella Claire Inspired

I have enjoyed looking for these fun DIY Thanksgiving Table ideas for 2017 to share with all of you.  Hope you will use these ideas to make a boring table look expensive and fun.

 



10 Favorite DIY Moss Covered Projects

10 FAVORITE DIY MOSS COVERED PROJECTS

I love how moss can bring the outside in and create a pop of color and freshness.  Check out my favorite moss projects that I will soon be recreating for my home.

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These will look amazing on top of my new dining room table.  I might even try to paint them white to make them look snow covered.

Textured Moss Ball from Stone Gable Blog

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I love the added birch bark to the pots with the moss makes for a unique decoration.

Birch Bark and Moss from Urban Comfort

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This would be so perfect for an outdoor and rustic wedding.  Wish I would have seen this before my wedding because I would have recreated this.

Moss Covered Letter from Celebrating Everyday Life

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Fall isn’t over quite yet this could be doable to add the touch of nature into your fall decorations.

Moss Pumpkins from Edith and Evelyn Vintage

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This would be great for fall and winter to hang on your door.

Moss Wreath from The Creativity Exchange

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Love the modern geometric shapes and the touch of nature I love so much.




Moss Balls from The Navage Path

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Another pretty moss letter, this could be a great decoration anywhere.

Standing Moss Letter from Karas Party Ideas

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This is such a great idea to add some life to a boring dining room table.

Moss Table Runner from Organizing Home Life

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This frame is such a simple idea that will add a big statement to any room.

Moss Wooden Frame form Ruffled Blog

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Another of many obsessions is chalkboard so to add that and moss makes me super excited about this.

Moss Framed Chalkboard from The Rustic Boxwood




As always I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my many soon to DIY projects.

 

I SEE CONCRETE EVERYWHERE: DIY CONCRETE PROJECTS



I SEE CONCRETE EVERYWHERE: DIY CONCRETE PROJECTS

I love the way concrete looks adds a touch of modern and almost a natural element to any room.

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These bookends are geometric and concrete, I’m in love.

DIY Geometric Concrete Bookends from Ehow

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This mini ombre concrete planter is so adorable.  It’s the perfect size to fit in almost any window.

DIY Concrete Planter from Apartment Therapy



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Love how simple these ring concrete holders are.  They can be placed everywhere in the house so you never lose your rings.

Concrete Ring Cones from DIY in PDX

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Be unique with these earrings are so cute I want them in many different sizes, all with gold of course.

Concrete Gold Gem from DIY in PDX

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Spice up your kitchen with these DIY concrete serving platters.

DIY serving platters from Fall For DIY



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Add some variety to your shelves by creating these stackable planters.

Concrete Geometric Planters from A Piece of Rainbow

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More geometric planters to add to your bedside table or coffee table; you can’t go wrong with these.

DIY Geometric Concrete Planters from Studio Gray House

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This concrete fire bowl will create a great place to sit around in the backyard.

Outdoor Concrete Fire Bowl from Contemporist

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So simple to just paint concrete on plastic flowers then you can place them in the garden, definitely a one of a kind piece.

DIY Concrete Flowers from Smile Mercantile

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Monograms are so popular right now and a concrete one will be sure to turn heads.

Concrete Letters from Wit and Whistle

I’m sure I will find many more concrete projects that will be shared for now my only wish is that you be inspired!



DIY FARMHOUSE DECOR FOR EVERY HOME

DIY FARMHOUSE DECOR FOR EVERY HOME

 

These DIY farmhouse projects are perfect to add that touch of farm living even if you don’t live on one.  I love to keep things as simple as I can and I love even more to create my own home décor.  You can go to other retail stores to get these same products but you will spend much more.



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You could use this footed tray to hold spices or even use it as a coffee tray.

Farmhouse Footed Tray from Hunt and Host

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This is so cute and perfect for fall.  I can’t wait to make this I have so many paint sticks and now they have a purpose.

DIY Bushel Basket from DecoArt

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Add this DIY farmhouse gem to the project list please.  It’s made from a bin at the dollar store and looks like it came from Pottery Barn.

DIY Metal Bucket from Little House Of Four

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Wooden shutters that you can make yourself, so in love with these.  I want to put these above my bed.

DIY Wooden Shutters from The Frugal Homemaker



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My husband made homemade apple pie a few weeks ago and now I have a ton of empty mason jars.  I will be doing this for our next party.

Mason Jar Utensil Caddy from Small Home Soul

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Give me some cotton balls right now I must make these.  This tutorial also shows how to use them in a wreath.

DIY Farmhouse Cotton Branches from Prodigal Pieces

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This farmhouse décor is so rustic and would look perfect on a shelf and above a kitchen cabinet.

DIY Windmill from Sadie Season Goods

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I need to make this for my door ASAP.  You could even add some rustic pumpkins for the fall season.

Farmhouse Wreath from At Home with the Barkers

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If I hadn’t already put up my floating shelves I would probably use this idea in a heartbeat.

Farmhouse Shelves from Lolly Jane

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These are perfect for me to put above my patio doors that currently have nothing covering them

DIY Curtain Rods from Maison De Pax

I enjoyed creating this post about DIY farmhouse décor and I hope you did too.   Try one or try them all they will all give you the farmhouse style I know you strive for.

 



DIY MODERN MARBLE PROJECTS

DIY MODERN MARBLE PROJECTS
One of my many obsessions is marble. I have decided to share my obsession with my readers.

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Here is a super easy way to redo any notebook you have around or even buying a super cheap one at the dollar store.

Marble Notebooks from The Lovely Drawer



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With this DIY project you can create storage and add that elegant marble décor.

Marble Boxes from HOMEYOHMY

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These marble coasters are so easy and cheap but look expensive.

DIY Marble Coasters from The Whimsical Wife

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Oh my, these shelves are to die for!  They make a room look so sophisticated and expensive, but they are not.

DIY Marble Shelving from Remington Avenue



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I currently have a try that my husband and I made about a year ago; I now know what I’m going to do to update it for our new home.

DIY Marble Tray from Pennies for a Fortune

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This is my inspiration to getting a MacBook for me; this idea is a great way to make your laptop unique.

DIY Marble Mac from Stelly Treats

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Gold clips on marble contact paper equal a great idea for my office or yours.

DIY Marble Clips Display from Surely Simple



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Love these DIY marble vases; they will add just the right amount of elegance to a room.

DIY Marble Vases from A Purdy Little House

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A marble clock would look great on a white wall or a dark shelf.

DIY Marble Clock from Brit Co

P.S. Click here for more DIY Clock Ideas

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What a great idea to add gold antlers to this modern marble tray.

DIY Gold and Marble Tray from Twinspiration

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I must say I have never seen marble contact paper used around a frame and I love it.

DIY Marble Picture Frame from Plateful of Love



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Letters in any way are trending right now, so jump on the bandwagon with this marble letter.

DIY Marble Monogram from Desert Domicile

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Ok this makes me want to do my whole office in marble, or just some of it.

DIY Marble Magazine Holder from Ehow

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If I could keep plants alive I would probably have these all over my home.

DIY Marble Planter from A Bubble Life

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Why didn’t I think of this before?  This idea is so adorable and will keep my shoes and purses organized.

DIY Marble Shoe Rack from Threads and Blooms

So many things that can be done with marble contact paper such as covering tables or even walls.  These are some of my most favorite modern marble projects, hope you try a few.

 



TRENDING GREEN DECOR TO DIY

TRENDING GREEN DECOR TO DIY

 

In case you didn’t know pops of green in your home is now trending.  I try to stay trending in my home whenever I can.  There are 10 DIY green décor ideas listed below with instruction.

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VIA https://liagriffith.com/diy-trinket-dishes/

How cute are these ring dishes?!  These would be the perfect way to add a simple pop of green to your bathroom or bedroom.  Click the link to make them on your own.

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VIA http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2016/07/diy-paper-leaf-garland.html/

So I may have a small obsession with these DIY leaf garlands.  I will be hanging these under my floating selves or above our arch entry way.  Click the link above to find out how to make them.

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VIA https://rainonatinroof.com/2015/02/french-country-chair-modern-makeover/

This is the perfect way to add that green pop, I just love this green trend going on right now.  You can paint any piece of furniture this great green, you will be bound to get compliments.  Click above to get a great tutorial on how to paint furniture.

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VIA https://thediyplaybook.com/2016/03/free-gallery-wall-prints.html

Simple art is the best; this will brighten up any room.  Click the above link for free prints.

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VIA http://www.thechroniclesofhome.com/2016/06/video-how-to-add-nailhead-trim-to-furniture.html

Love how this green headboard pops.  Click the link above to make it yourself and have this pop of color in your bedroom.

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VIA https://www.newtoncustominteriors.com/petals-pillow/

This DIY pillow looks so easy that anyone could do it.  You could do them in other fun colors to for summer.  Click above to find out how.

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VIA http://rosyscription.com/2013/08/how-to-embed-glitter-into-tabletop.html

I can’t wait to try this technique out on a small table, I don’t have any experience with this method but I’m eager to try new crafting adventures.  Click above to start your adventure with me.

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VIA http://www.theyellowcapecod.com/2011/12/terrarium-in-jar.html

I’m not much of a green thumb but I won’t let that stop me from making these for my home.  Click the link to see how they were done.

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VIA http://ruffledblog.com/diy-moss-wooden-frames/

Ok can I just say this is brilliant, adds some of that nature element into a room.  Click that link now!

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VIA http://www.bhg.com/decorating/seasonal/fall/decorating-with-natural-elements/#page=11

Yet another way to add that green and nature element to a shelf or counter top.  Click the link above.

Thanks for letting me share these trending green DIY projects to place in your home.

TOP DIY FALL PILLOWS

TOP DIY FALL PILLOWS

I will always love the fall season, so many new decorations to create and having family over for Thanksgiving dinner what could be better?

FALL LEAF FELT PILLOW

Picture via: http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/2013/11/diy-thanksgiving-decor.html

Love this idea!  It is so simple and adorable.  You could even use different colored leaves to compliment any room for the fall season!  Follow the link above to get the easy to follow directions.

SWEATER WEATHER DIY PILLOWS

Picture via: http://livefromjulieshouse.com/thrift-store-sweater-pillow-tutorial/

This is a super cute pillow that you do yourself for super cheap.  I think I’m going to make a bunch in different colors and patterns and keep them for season after season.  These would be cute to keep out for fall and even winter decorations.  Follow the above link to learn how to make these adorable pillows.

FALL IN LOVE WITH FALL … AGAIN

Picture via: https://madeinaday.com/diy-fall-decor-pillow-wrap/#_a5y_p=4166697

I love the idea of these wraps.  They are easy to make and you don’t need a ton of materials either, which is great.  Also you can make more wraps and just change them out on the same pillows.  Basically that means you can change your home decor for different seasons and occasions, I love having so many options.

DIY FALL PLACE MAT PILLOWS

Picture via: http://sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com/2013/09/easy-place-mat-pillows.html

This idea is so easy and so cheap it’s unbelievable.  There are so many cute place mats and they always go on sale after the holidays so I WILL BE buying these whenever I see them!

Thanks for reading my post about a few DIY fall pillow ideas.  Can’t wait to share more ideas with you all.