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I love a thrifty find, as much as the next person. I also love a FREE find. Let me tell you about a free find, one that you can take advantage of too. It's Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine. It is full of creative ideas that can be used indoors and outdoors of your home. And its free! All you have to do to get a subscription is go to the Lowes website and sign up. Before you go, let me share with you some of the creative ideas found in this free magazine.
How about making your own Christmas gifts this year? That is what my girlfriends are doing for one another. This is a fabulous idea...using lampshade finials and celing fixture pull chains. Just attach the aformentioned hardware to a cork with a dab of liquid nails and allow to dry. Wah-la custom made wine corks with great personality! (hardware, cork and liquid nails can all be purchased at Lowes).
And for that outdoor decor....Christmas is only 49 days away.
It's ok. I know a great way to decorate that cost very little. Use your tomato cages from this past summer to create twinkling towers. Stack 3 cages and bind them together ising wire. Apply white spray paint-or whatever is your choice. Decorate with small ornaments and wire lighting.
In the photo above C9 lighting is used on tops of 6 gallon metal cans. The lighting is hot glued to hold into place. Drill a hole in teh back of the can to run extention cord. Fill can with rocks or pebbles.
Here is another for a rustic look, also using outdoor decor. This being birdfeeders. Pile small white lights inside bird feeders for a burst of color and light.
Use Peg Boards and hardware (all found at Lowes) to create a gift wrap station.
Here is the simple directions:
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Tablescape can also be Thrifty.
This Thrifty Thursday is also brought to you by Lowes Creative Ideas. All featured products in this entire post, including burlap and twine can be found at Lowes...
For tablescapes use burlap and twine folded around napkins and utensils for a tidy look and a quick way for guest to pick up their silverware.
What about the table....use inexpensive tiles for a pop pf color down your table. To keep from scracthing furniture, use small felt pieces on the back!
For these ideas and more, go to Lowes.
What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!
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