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10 Winter Decorations You Can Have Up All Season

The best thing about winter decorations is the fact that you can keep them up through February. Simple snowflakes, white winter wonderland scenes, they all make for beautiful decor you can showcase all season.

To help you get started, here are 10 winter decorations you can have on display for at least three more months!

10 Winter Decorations You Can Have Up All Season

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Turn mason jars and other glass containers into seasonal snow globes.

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Turn scraps of yarn into a fun winter wreath you can have up throughout January.

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Paint pine cones white and arrange them in a candle display for a beautiful winter decoration that will instantly warm your home.

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Fill pots and jars with evergreen branches for a stunning entryway decoration.

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Paper snowflakes can easily decorate a paneled door.

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Need a helpful reminder that spring really is coming? This sign should do the trick!

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Curl up with this snowy snowflake button pillow.

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Plants need to be cozy, too! These adorable planters will help keep your greenery nice and warm throughout the cold months (and you don’t even need to know how to knit to make them!).

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These golden antlers add an expensive look at dollar store prices.

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Bring the beauty of winter inside with these cute winter branches.

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Grinchy Christmas Ornament

Looking for a cute stocking stuffer for your little Grinch lover Whoville citizen? This Grinchy Christmas Ornament is just the thing! Filled with paper, feathers, or any other green, Grinchy filling, this ornament takes minutes to make and even features a quote tag from the book.

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Grinchy Christmas Ornament

Materials:

  • Clear plastic ornament
  • Green filling (such as feathers, paper, or even paint or glitter)
  • Red felt heart
  • Hot glue gun
  • Grinch Printable Tag (see below)
  • Red ribbon or twine

 

Instructions:

Fill your ornament with your green filling. Be sure to keep weight in mind (avoid using heavy things like beads unless you have REALLY supportive branches!).

Using a hot glue gun, attach your felt heart to the outside of the ornament.

String on the printable with red ribbon and you’re good to go!

 

Want to make your own? Here’s the tag:

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10 Ways to Reuse Plastic Straws

OK we all know by now that plastic straws are wreaking havoc on the environment. Some restaurants aren’t even serving them anymore (or have switched to paper straws) and some companies have even discovered ways to make reusable straws that are dishwasher safe.

If you’re all about saving the turtles and trying to throw away less plastic straws, here are a handful of projects you can make using plastic and paper straws!

10 Ways to Reuse Plastic Straws

Drink Straw Coasters

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Holiday Straw Stars

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Starburst Wreath

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Geometric Wall Art

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DIY Frames

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DIY Jump Rope

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Gift Wrap Stars

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Gold Ornament Decor

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DIY Terranium

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Straw Bunting

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9 Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers

Looking for a stocking stuffer for your favorite bookworm? These cute ideas from Etsy are sure to be well-loved by any book lover!

9 Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers

Light up a cozy reading nook with a themed candle. This little Etsy shop has candles themed for every fandom, including Harry PotterGame of Thrones, and many, many more.

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This Literature of the World map showcases where famous novels took place. This is one piece of art that any bookworm will love!

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Nothing pairs with a good book like a pair of cozy socks! These socks can be customized to be a variety of colors.

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Give your favorite bookworm a cuppa she’ll love with these Novel Teas. Each tea tag contains a quote about books or from a famous author.

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This message in a locket is a great gift for someone close to your heart. Select a pre-made message or customize it to suit your occasion.

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Give your bookworm some flair with this Bookworm pin.

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Every book lover has a collection of mugs…and this Chapter Mug makes a great addition to any collection!

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Track books read, to read and favorite passages with this awesome reading journal.

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Most bookworms will agree…the book is (almost) always better. This cute key chain is the perfect reminder.

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9 Beautiful Advent Calendars

Well, Thanksgiving is a mere hours away which means, according to the law of the land, the countdown to Christmas can OFFICIALLY begin!

Now I know some of you crazy people are already listening to Christmas music and have trees glowing in the windows, but the arrival of Thanksgiving means it’s just full steam ahead until the big day arrives.

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is counting down the days until Santa’s arrival, especially if you have little kids! With these fun advent calendars, you can count down the days until Christmas with some fun little trinkets to help tide the kiddos over!

9 Beautiful Advent Calendars

Kids will love this pretty Bottle Top Calendar. Fill each day with small candies or coins.

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This beautiful Embroidery Hoop Wreath calendar is a fun way to count down the days until Christmas!

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Elegant and decorative, this Paper Cone Advent Calendar can be filled with candies, toys, sweets and more. You could also use this to count down days to a wedding!

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Fill these little Tree-Topped Bottles with fun family activities for a December to remember.

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Kids will love opening these Paper Gingerbread Men to find gift cards, candies, cash and more!

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Use paper cups to craft this adorable Santa Advent Calendar.

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Once you pop, the fun won’t stop! This Balloon Advent Calendar is one you’ll want to repeat year after year!

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This Pink and Copper Advent Calendar is almost to pretty to take apart! Add ornaments and other trinkets to make your calendar extra festive.

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Let the fun rain down with this Chandelier Advent Calendar. This would also be a fun way to count down the hours until New Year’s!

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7 Adorable Ideas for Thanksgiving

Decorating and hosting Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be stressful…You can still wow your guests with simple, easy touches that A) won’t take a ton of time to make and B) won’t cost you an arm and a turkey leg!

7 Adorable Ideas for Thanksgiving

Fun for a kids table or just those who are young at heart, this Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade centerpiece is honestly the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a while! Make your little town out of cardboard boxes, then decorate with your favorite holiday balloons!

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What are you grateful for this year? Make a place for guests to write down their gratitude with this DIY Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Wreath. A quick and easy project to make, this is one decoration you can have out every year.

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Create a cozy atmosphere with these Faux Knit Pumpkins. Perfect for decorating the table or using as cute place cards, these little mini pumpkins are a sweet and subtle way to warm up your holiday table.

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And speaking of warming up your table, these DIY Knit Coasters will keep your table safe and protected when you start bringing out those amazing hot dishes. Not only do they look cozy and warm, but they’re a great yarn-buster (and something to do when that damn turkey is defrosting!).

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These Painted and Personalized Corn Husks are also a great way to direct people where to sit at your feast. Use gold spray paint to decorate the corn, then write the names of your guests in gold paint marker.

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Forget those paper menus…this DIY Menu Pumpkin is a cute and festive way to let your guests know what’s being served at your feast. You could even use chalkboard paint so you can reuse the pumpkin year after year!

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Finally, send guests home with a cute box full of yummy leftovers. Use paper and stamps to customize your own Disposable Thanksgiving Containers.

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12 Alternative Christmas Trees

It’s (ALMOST) the most wonderful time of the year…

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I love having a tree in the living room for Christmas; however, my living room is so small that it can barely even hold our furniture, let alone a decorated tree.

I’ve mainly used artificial trees in my years of apartment living but last year I decided to try a small, little tree…a la Charlie Brown. While it made the apartment smell amazing, it also shed needles all over the carpet that I’m STILL finding now almost a year later.

UGH.

This year I’m seriously considering trying an alternative Christmas tree…one that I can hang on the wall or make from something I have around the apartment already.

In case any of you are in the same boat, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite ideas! Made with pieces of wood, ladders, boxes and more, these alternative Christmas trees are a great way to bring the holidays into your home without worrying about needles all over the floor!

12 Alternative Christmas Trees

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Shelf Tree

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Wooden Tree

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Garland Tree

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Box Tree

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Fringe Tree

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Wood Branch Tree

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Ladder Tree

Funky Junk's treeless Christmas ladder tree

PVC Pipe Tree

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Fairy Light Tree

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Wooden Plaque Tree

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Trinket Tree

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Framed Ornament Tree

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