I thought the December issue of BH&G was fantastic. As I flipped through the pages,
I spied several ideas that would be easy to duplicate.
This is what my magazine has looked like for the past few weeks (torn scraps of paper marking pages...the original version of Pinterest!):
I've worked through the projects I bookmarked one by one and here's what I came up with.
This snowy bird's nest was adorable. I pulled everything out of my craft drawer, assembled the bowl, and cut a few sprigs off of my neighbor's holly bush. Done.
The pine cones strung with a beautiful ribbon on the chairs (but how gorgeous is this whole setting?) I dusted some pine cones with white spray paint (actually, I think it was just primer! All I could find at the moment...), hot glued the end of the ribbon to the bottom of the cone, and used a little piece of floral wire to secure the knot to the chair.
I already had everything for all of these projects, another reason they were appealing to me and I knew they would be simple (and free!) to accomplish. Look all around for inspiration. You don't have to do things exactly like you see them in a magazine or photograph, just use what you have, put your own spin on it, and get your creative juices flowing!
I'm linking up to Debbie Doo's Holiday Copycat Challenge and Centsational Girl. Come see all of the great craft projects!