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Black paint + everyday objects = Halloween Decor.

One of the things that I think is so great about Halloween is that you can pretty much take any object, paint it black, and you have Insta-Decor. You know I super-duper love sticks and branches, especially around Halloween.  I love them on my mantel, and this pumpkin and stick combo from a few years ago is still one of my favorite looks. You can…

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Faux Red Coral made from sticks & spray paint.

Summer is coming and the seasonal tide of coastal decor is starting to pull at me.  I have previously made faux starfish and red and white coral out of salt dough, and today I am going to show you another super easy way to make a faux red coral.  Want the secret ingredient?  Sticks. You know I loves me some sticks and spray paint projects!…

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Using Epsom Salt in your Christmas Decorating.

Epsom salt…  Isn’t that what people soak sore feet in? I wouldn’t know.  I only use it for crafts and decorating. Epsom salt is a fabulous, frosty looking salt crystal.  You can pick it up at any drug store or grocery store in the health/pharmacy section.  I use it a lot during the winter.  It looks great in vases and apothecary jars. You can add the…

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clippings, Christmas trees, branches, greenery

Simple Christmas planters. (Using Christmas tree clippings.)

I have mentioned how much I love me some sticks, but I also love Christmas Tree lots and their bounty of free evergreen clippings!  Even if your family has an artificial tree, you can still cruise by the lot and ask for  some of the extra Christmas tree clippings. Your local lot is busy selling trees, clipping off the bottom branches and attaching the trunks…

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Hello! I’m Vivienne from The V Spot, a little blog where I share crafts, recipes, and funny stories about my family.   I love making beautiful things on a budget, and today I am going to show you how to make a holiday craft using one of my very favorite FREE decor items, sticks! Who doesn’t love to decorate for Christmas?  (And who wants to break…

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halloween, make-up, pumpkins

Using clearance Halloween make-up for your autumn decor...

When hitting the Halloween clearance section, don’t just look for items to use next year, be on the look out for things that you can use right now when decorating for Thanksgiving. In this case, glittery Halloween hairspray.

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Decorating with {free} sticks.

I love decorating with sticks and twigs. There are so many options! The best part? They’re usually just laying around, waiting to be picked up.

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Spray painting sticks and hiding dirt...

I may have previously mentioned that I loves me some sticks.  When a storm blows through and there are sticks and branches all over the neighborhood, I become Crazy Stick Lady.  I  stop in the neighborhood and grab branches out of the street and embarrass my kids.  I am A-OK with that. Sticks are free and versatile.  I use them all the time ( just…

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Summery flower arrangement (using fruit & flowers from your own yard...)

Do you have a rose bush in your yard? (Or access to one?) Can you get your hands on a couple of limes? Perfect!  Then you can make this floral arrangement. A few months back, Grant was in a wedding and I made the centerpieces for the reception. Click here to read how I did these with just 3 “ingredients” and for less than $20….

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