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I Spy Christmas Details: Easy Little DIY Projects ...

By Laharris1

I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
I spy Santa boots.
Well actually you might remember the thrift store boots I sprayed gold for my Fall door display?
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
I ask you. Why buy a pair of new, shiny red boots when you already have an old pair just waiting to be re-sprayed? This time in a bold happy red.
Then I used these four items:
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
1. thrift store boots sprayed red
2. fresh and fake greens
3. strip of fur I bought at Joann's fabric store
4. set of battery operated LED lights (I bought mine at TJMaxx for $6.99-it's 10 feet long too)
And now....transformation time!
1. Obviously you'll need to spray your thrift store boots bright red
2. I filled up the bottom of the boots with some brown Kraft paper I already had-- but you can use whatever you happen to have to stuff them.
3. Then I used fake and a few real branches--just stuck them inside with the battery operated lights
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
4.  I cut the strips of fur and wrapped each boot, tucking the tops of fur inside and using white masking tape to hold the ends together.
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
And ta daaaaaa......
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
This is such a cute little project and I think every house with kids needs to have a pair of Santa boots around, so I hope you let me know if you make your own!
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...

My next easy project happened by chance. My boxwood bushes needed a haircut and I had all these fresh clippings leftover so....


I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
I removed all the fake boxwood off these little wreaths I already owned. I was actually ready to throw them out (the greens looked too plastic) and basically I just started cutting and sticking the pieces of real boxwood into the cracks. When they didn't fit easily I used wire.
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
At the end I started using fishing wire to catch the pieces hanging out.
In case you're curious the wreaths are about 6 inches in diameter...
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
and when I was finished I put them on my front windows to add a little color.

I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...
I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...

I've been having fun decking the halls around here...

I spy christmas details: easy little DIY projects  ...

How's your December going?


I'm off to take care of a few errands myself
but I hope you found a little inspiration here today.

As always, I'm so grateful for your visits.

peace and love,

xo

Leslie
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