Stained and stenciled cardboard banner and dollar store revamps

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Bu Right before my Toronto conference trip, I was rummaging through my craft stash and found a packaged cardboard pennant kit I had picked up from a craft store months ago.  And what great timing! I had also just visited a dollar store and made a great haul with some mini wooden crates, trays and […]

Reclaimed wood Christmas tree and star

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Reclaimed wood Christmas tree and star 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 […]

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 […]

Day 8 – rusty toolbox pretend Christmas presents

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Visit Party Junk – Junk styled Christmas Candles HERE Do you recognize yesterday’s fuzzy wood round and washer Christmas garland up above? They are part of the junk wrap on these rusty toolbox pretend Christmas presents! You’ve seen pretend wrapped presents in other’s homes for that festive look. Well, this is the junker’s version and […]

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 […]

Make an all season twig pine cone Christmas garland for free!

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Make an all season twig pine cone Christmas garland for free! 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. Desiring a new garland for the fireplace, I […]

SNS 167 – Christmas garlands

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.Who doesn’t love a sweet little garland? They are ideal with any occasion and it’s fun […]

Rustic tree branch garland for Christmas, chevron-style!

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tree branch twig garland

Rustic tree branch garland for Christmas   I love my twigs and sticks for home decor, but if I can get a garland out of it, I’m all for it! So I created another very simple idea. So what should we call this garland? Zig zag? Charlie Brown Sweater? I guess chevron will do. 🙂 […]

A button garland for Christmas – Day 4

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This little button garland creation was a brainstorm by accident. A big jumbled mess resided on my kitchen counter when I just threw this together. Don’t you love it when just a bunch of clutter can actually turn into something special? How I did it The button garland was created by linking Christmas ornament hooks […]