December 22, 2010

Cheap-Ass Holiday Decorating + Cans for Comments!

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Times are tough. Also? The thought of going to the mall makes me want to poke my eyeballs out with my mid-century modern salad tongs. So, in a sudden and homey burst of creativity, I used paper left over from my delicious coffee table makeover and a few other projects that necessitated buying ridiculously charming paper from Essentials (a store in which absolutely NOTHING is essential) to make some cheap-ass holiday decorations.

Self-Deprecating Aside
Hello? Design*Sponge Tuesday 'Before and After' editor? Check you e-mail for my hawt coffee table makeover. From like 6 months ago. And 3 months ago. And possibly last week (insert sound of crickets.)
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd scene.

16 comments:

  1. I like it! I like the oranges too!

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  2. Hahahahhaha you crack me up! hahaha. I totally made a ghetto garland for my tree a couple years back from scrap craft paper and its my favorite part of my tree!! :)

    http://temporary-nest.blogspot.com/2010/12/o-christmas-tree-o-christmas-tree.html

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  3. this is awesome. so much cooler than the matchy-matchy stuff that you normally would find in catalogs.

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  4. I love it! The links are so cute!!!

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  5. OMG your fireplace woodwork! And the tile! I am green with envy.

    Oh, year, the paper chain is gorgeous too. But I am too busy drooling over the tile.....

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  6. I love all the patterns and colors! (Your fireplace is just a little bit fabulous, too)

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  7. I have a huge weakness for amazing paper.
    HUGE. It's a problem, really.

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  8. Hell yes- I will do this! I have a distinct lack of desire to spend money on decorations yet have plenty of paper and a tree that needs a garland. Gonna craft some up tonight, perhaps :D

    Thanks for the reminder, I forgot all about the beauty of a simple paper chain.

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  9. I remember my Grandma making orange pomanders when I was a kid. They were the smell of Christmas to me. All nutmegy and allspiced.

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  10. Love love love the paper. Love it.

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  11. your mantle is just breathtaking. Love the scrolls in the woodwork and the floral tile. Please DO NOT poke your eyes out with your gorgeous mid century tongs. LOL. I can't stand the mall this time of year so I'm an on line shopper.

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  12. good times with scrap paper. there is nothing ghetto about it!

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  13. That's pretty weird that they haven't responded to you - I think they are pretty on top of submissions. Are you asking nicely if they will feature you??! JK

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  14. That does the trick just fine. You done good!

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