Scrooge-less reclaimed wood Christmas tree and star

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I’m embarrassed to admit, I can’t remember the last time I decorated outdoors for Christmas. Much of that has to do with the front door and side windows needing paint. And the concrete needing work. And the whole outside needing… a good farmhouse experience. Or something. Or a pretty for sale sign on the front yard would work […]

rustic twig Christmas tree ornament on a branch

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Every Christmas, I’m inspired to gather my shopping supplies from the great outdoors, and come up with something different. So today, I’m sharing my newest… a rustic twig Christmas tree on a branch ornament, made in minutes! You may recognize the method. It’s a variation of the original twig garland created HERE. With the tiniest of twists… If […]

PJ 265 – 130+ salvaged garlands, Christmas and all season

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  Welcome to Party Junk 265 – 130+ salvaged garlands, Christmas and all season Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend everyone! I don’t know about you, but my Christmas boxes are all pulled out, and the big explosion has begun! But I’m still actively looking for new ideas as I fire […]

Twig and canning jar lid ornaments and garland

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 It may be a little eleventh hour to show you more Christmas ideas, however this very simple yet junkily (?) cute idea came to me at… well, the eleventh hour. I was trying to come up with a theme for our Christmas tree, and this just popped into my head. These twig and canning jar […]

Funky Junk’s Christmas Home Tour 2013

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Welcome to Funky Junk’s Christmas Home Tour 2013! And a big hello to those that just came from the amazing  A Thoughtful Place! Did you see that tour? Do not miss! Christmas Tour of Homes is hosted by Just A Girl, consisting of 25 blogs showing you through their beautifully decorated homes. Thanks for having […]

Day 10 – illuminated old windows Christmas mantel

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Nothing spells progress quite like when your mantel is decorated for Christmas!  And this year, my illuminated old windows Christmas mantel comes with a little heartwarming memory story attached. Create an old world rock fireplace without destruction – tutorial HERE The fireplace mantel is glowy, snowy, with plenty of greens and a grapevine / pinecone […]

Day 7 – Fuzzy wood round and metal washer Christmas garland

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The day I came across a Folger’s coffee can full of rusty washers at the new and used store, I giggled. I plunked the can down on the counter all proud of myself, and the sales guy raised his eyebrows, and threw me a “WHAT are you gonna do with all THAT?!” “I dunno. How […]

Day 1 – square evergreen wreath on a picture frame

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This window setup was meant to be temporary. But one day my son stopped in his tracks, pointed and exclaimed, “I LOVE THAT!” Well, my boy doesn’t generally give a HOOT about any staging I do, so this stunned me. And made me leave it. 🙂 But I wanted a touch of Christmas attached. So […]

How to shop nature for Christmas decorating

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I thought I was so smart, and brought out a faux Christmas tree from storage. I tried to cheat and leave the lights on and just poof out the branches, but it looked awful. So I stripped the lights off and did it right… straightened each and every branch one. by. one. It still looked […]

Make an all season twig pinecone garland, for free!

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Christmas decorating has been on my mind lately. Coming up with fresh, new ideas takes a little forethought, so the best thing to do is really get off the computer and play. Well, for me anyway.  { click pictures to view larger images } Desiring a new garland for the fireplace, I snooped around outside […]