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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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Where the Wild Things Are Picture

Usually I’m not one to cut up old books, but when I found this torn-up copy of one of my favorite books, Where the Wild Things Are, I couldn’t help but find a way to put it to use.

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A cute addition to a boy’s bedroom or nursery, this little 8 x 10 canvas is super easy to make and you can do it with any picture book you’d like!

Without further ado, let the wild rumpus start!

Where the Wild Things Are Picture

Materials:

  • 8 x 10 in. canvas
  • Where the Wild Things Are book, or book of your choice
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • 3D Scrapbooking Stickers
  • White Cardstock
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Embellishments, as desired

Instructions:

First, find the image you’d like to use for the background. I chose this one of Max. Using Mod Podge, glue the page to the canvas. Set aside to dry completely.

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While that dried, I cut out my monster and glued him to a piece of cardboard for added stability.

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I added a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the monster, too…so set that aside to dry. In the meantime…

I added this cute embellishment to the canvas, using a picture that was hung up in Max’s room in the book:

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I also added a coat of gold glitter paint to the border of the canvas, as well as the outer edge of the page:

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Once the paint was dry, I added my monster. I covered the back with 3D scrapbooking stickers to give the monster a little dimension and let him jump off the side of the picture a bit:

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Once my monster was placed, I got to working on the quote. I wrote “We’ll eat you up we love you so” on white cardstock, then ripped out the letters individually and placed them on the canvas to make sure everything fit:

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Once the letters were placed, I used 3D stickers to attach them to the canvas.

And there ya go! A cute picture to decorate your reading room or nursery!

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13 ROAR-some Dino Crafts

These projects are DINOMITE!

Looking for some fun ways to incorporate dinosaurs into your home decor? Look no further than these ROAR-some dinosaur crafts. From functional planters to games you can play with the kids, these dinosaur crafts are a T-riffic way to add Jurassic style to your home!

OK, I’m done, I promise…

13 ROAR-some Dino Crafts

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  1. Dino Softies
  2. Dino Storage Jars
  3. Dino Matching Game
  4. DIY Dino Soap
  5. DIY Dino Earrings
  6. Dino Planters
  7. Dino Bag Charm
  8. Dino Candles
  9. Dinosaur Magnets
  10. Dino Cake Topper
  11. Dino Serving Dish
  12. Dino Toilet Paper Holder
  13. Dino Plant Markers

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12 Garlands for the Whole Year

Be ready for every holiday and season with these 12 Garlands for the Whole Year. From New Year’s Day decor to garlands you can have up from fall through the winter, these seasonal decorations are great for beginning crafters and decorators!

12 Garlands for the Whole Year

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January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August
This garland is made of pool noodles! What a fun idea! Dress up your pool party with this fun, waterproof decoration!

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September
Dried apples make a festive garland you could use all the way through the fall and winter. Use it on your Thanksgiving table, too for a festive touch.

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October

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November

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December
This one doesn’t have a tutorial, but it’s pretty easy to figure out! Some fake snow, some little fake trees, and a garland of plastic lights and you’re set to go!

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9 Super Easy Ways to Dress Up Your Office (or Work Space)

If you’re like most Americans, most of your waking hours are spent at work – sitting in front of a computer, your home nothing but a little cube in a sea of cubes, your only sense of relief being those 10 minutes you take to check up on Buzzfeed or watch the trailer to some movie your co-worker is talking about.

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Though work can be a total drain on our state of mind, there are little things you can do to make your office (or work space) just a little happier!

- Please knock, this is an office. - It says workspace.

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9 Super Easy Ways to Dress Up Your Office (or Work Space)

Turn plastic toys into fashionable bookends. This is a great way to use up toys your kids don’t play with anymore or a fun garage sale find you just couldn’t pass up.

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Use embroidery floss to give a simple storage basket a cute embroidery design. This post has a helpful tutorial on how to create your design using a template.

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Turn basic binder clips into cute office accessories with this easy tutorial that requires only a handful of supplies.

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Create a to-do list for the week with these fun clothespins and matching folders. This is an earth-friendly way to keep all your tasks organized and looking pretty!

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Transform thumbtacks into colorful decor with a little paint! This project is easy and fun and a simple way to bring a pop of color into your work space.

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A simple paint job turns these planters into cute cacti cups, great for storing pens, pencils, and other office nick knacks.

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Keep track of your phone with this modest clay phone stand.

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A cork board transforms into a reusable to-do list with some washi tape and thumb tacks.

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No room on your desk for a full calendar? Keep track of the date with this cute block calendar, which takes up a mere few inches.

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