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Rustic Fabric & Burlap Balls

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These rustic balls are a great way to decorate on a minimal budget. Just grab some paper, some burlap and fabric, a little bit of glue, and you’ll wow your friends with your creative talent! Since I love combining textures and colors, I decided to make some with different textured fabric in addition to burlap. Add more variety to your display by centerpiece by making a range of sizes.

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Simple Holiday Centerpieces

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Could these centerpieces be any simpler to make? All you need is a few pieces of paper, a few jars that have been lying around your house and some tape! Add any appliqué or a band of ribbon to break up strong lines or patterns on the paper sleeve. Cluster multiple jars of different heights. Swap out the paper for any holiday and wow your family and friends with your craftiness!

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Easy Yarn Pompoms

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These are an old favorite of mine! As a child, I used to obsessively trim the pompom in an attempt to make it a perfect sphere. As you might imagine, I never did make a perfect one. I recall trimming it so much that the pompom ended up about the size of a marble with a pile of yarn clippings on the table. Since then, I have learned to embrace being less than perfect and now appreciate the aesthetic of some wonky pompoms. :) Make your very own pompoms as part of your Christmas decor—you choose the color, the type of yarn, and the size. For more fun, try making multi-color poms with 2 or more colors of yarn.

Christmas Luminary

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I love the way that candles glow and the way that the light bounces and reflects off of glass. Here’s a simple and budget friendly table centerpiece. I found the vase and glass pebbles at the dollar store, and I pulled the tealights and their holders out of the closet. If you don’t have tealight holders, you can easily reuse any glass jars, such as baby food jars. The only kicker is to save them ahead of time. I stockpile jars on the corner of my counter until they begin to dominate my counter space—at which point I box them up and tuck them away in the closet.

Festive Christmas Candies

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This idea came from Nancy, a friend of the elves. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing it with us! Simply cover chocolates in wrapping paper to make wintery Christmas candies. This is a great way to use any scraps of paper or pieces too small to wrap a gift! Arrange several of these candies in a Christmas tin or on a small plate for a candy wreath.

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