Posts Tagged ‘Inexpensive’

Christmas Ornament Cuteness!

So when I first started unpacking Christmas, this was the first thing I wanted to do was recreate a mix of these inspirations.

 

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Only I wanted something more subtle than ribbon.  If I wanted to go even more subtle, I could even have used fishing line to make it look like they were simply floating!

Next year maybe?

Instead, I used this stuff again.

You know, the stuff that comes on a roll that lasts forever!

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And I love the result!!

 

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Seriously??!  Could it look any happier??!

 

 

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They’re so Christmas-y and happy looking!

 

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I hung them on the front door too!

*Cuteness!!*

 

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Christmas 2013: Cute yet Inexpensive Christmas Wrap

So…. I started something novel this year.

 

Something new.

 

 

Something fun.

 

 

Something I’ve never done in my entire life.  (Not joking)

 

 

 

Yes people.  I am in fact wrapping my presents BEFORE Christmas-Eve-late-at-night-after-everyone-is-in-bed Christmas Eve.

 

 

Adorable Christmas Wrap by www.DIYinRealLife.com

I know… I know…. How embarrassing is that??

Adorable Christmas Wrap by www.DIYinRealLife.com

But I’m not gonna lie… It’s kinda fun! 🙂

And I feel totally prepared!

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not going to be one of those people who gets her Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving anytime soon… But…

 

Adorable Christmas Wrap by www.DIYinRealLife.com

I’m going simple/inexpensive wrapping… But it’s oh-so cute!!!

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I just got THIS kraft paper from Amazon.com…  It’s enough to wrap presents for maaaaaaany years.

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And THIS bakers twine… Also from Amazon.com.  (Thank you free shipping Amazon Prime)  Also enough there to last fooooorever!

I also had a few of these jingle bell/evergreen garlands that I cut up and added to the gift tops. Cute!

Adorable Christmas Wrap by www.DIYinRealLife.com

Now to wait till Christmas to open them!

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And to keep THIS scooting munchkin away from them!

Side Table Makeover!

 

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We’ve all seen these tables…  The ones that scream 80’s?  The ones that look like they’re going to take more than a simple coat of paint?

This is a SUPER easy fix that is almost as quick and almost as cheap to do as a simple coat of paint!

 

Our friends had these tables and Handsome Man and I did a few projects at a their house over a weekend…. SO fun!!!

 

Check out the Before’s!

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

We had 2 side tables and a matching coffee table to start with…

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

We simply cut 2×6’s for the entire tops and screwed them in from underneath… Suuuuper Easy!

Also… You’ll notice it looks very warm and green outside?  Yeah…. We did this last summer… Just getting around to posting about it now!  It’s not nearly that warm out right now.  I’m pretty sure our month of April is bi-polar!!!

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

A coat of primer and 2 topcoats of white latex paint later, this is what they looked like.  Better, right???

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

After that, I distressed them a bit and then glazed them with my favorite glaze from Home Depot.

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

We also painted and glazed the shelves in the living room while we were at it…

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Looking spiffy, eh??!

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

Side Table Makeover by DIYinRealLife.com

Perhaps a little less 80’s now?

How’s THAT for an easy fix?

All it cost were the 2×6’s and some paint we had on hand anyway!  🙂