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5 Easy Tips & Tricks To Decorate For Christmas

Thanksgiving is over, time to decorate for Christmas.  But wait… I have WAY too much to do.  I don’t have time, ahhhhh!  Good thing I can use these 5 tricks and complete my decorating in one day.  Woo hoo!!!

1. Spray Paint – Love this idea from blog.2modern.com.  Find a decor item in a thrift store or your attic, spray paint it white and viola!  An updated decoration.  Brilliant!

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2. Glass Jars – fill them with ornaments, candy canes, bows, pine cones ~ anything!  So simple and you can change them for every season.

Turn something like this:   into this:  glass jar decor

3. Picture Frames- with FREE Printables.  Again, print out and change them for every season! Lovely…


4. Wooden Letters – Every craft store sells them.  Spray paint them whatever color you like.  Set them on your mantle, or above cabinets.  Get every letter and spell words all year long!

Turn this:  into this: wooden letters

5.  Outside Lights- Last but not least, decorating the outside.  Don’t feel like hanging up those gazillion Christmas lights?  Try out this Light Projector for easy set up with big effect.

Now, get decorating!!

Cookie Sheet Message Board

Ah, the need for places to hang reminder notes and school papers.  I had some cork boards already and wanted something a little different, but it had to be thrifty too.  I saw this great idea on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.  Turned out pretty good I think.  As always, the “How To” is below:



  • Cookie Sheet
  • Sand Paper
  • Spray Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue

Step By Step

  1. Clean cookie sheet and sand smooth.
  2. Apply several coats on spray paint to both sides of cookie sheet – allow time for each side to dry completely.
  3. Hot glue ribbon to the back of cookie sheet.
  4. Hang and enjoy!

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Canvas Verse/Quote Painting

I love the look of wall decals, but I DO NOT like the price.  When I created my “Family Command Center”, I wanted to add a Bible verse to hang above the calendar.  After searching on-line, I decided I could make something for less money.  If you are a craft lover like me, you probably have most of these materials in storage.  If you are NOT too crafty, you can still make this craft. Seriously – this could be a great kid project too!



  • Canvas
  • Letter Stickers
  • Spray Paint
  • Craft Paint & Paintbrush

Step By Step

  1. Choose your verse or quote.  Apply the sticker letters on the canvas however you would like the verse/quote to appear.
  2. Spray paint the canvas OVER the stickers.** I recommend 2 layers minimum of spraypaint.**  Let dry.
  3. Hand paint or stencil a design OVER the stickers. Let dry.
  4. Peel off stickers. **Tweezers are helpful for small stickers**
  5. That’s it!  Told you it was easy 🙂

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What verse or quote will you paint?