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The Best Flocked Christmas Trees

‘Tis the season to start shopping for a new Christmas tree! Since my very tall, beautiful, tree won’t fit in our home, I went on a big search to find the best flocked Christmas trees to replace the one I have. I loved my other tree… but with our home having 8’ ceilings, there’s no […]

‘Tis the season to start shopping for a new Christmas tree! Since my very tall, beautiful, tree won’t fit in our home, I went on a big search to find the best flocked Christmas trees to replace the one I have. I loved my other tree… but with our home having 8’ ceilings, there’s no […]

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My Favorite Digital Prints For Winter

Since we have a few months to go still, today I thought I’d share my favorite digital prints for winter. The perfect thing about purchasing digital prints, is that not only are they cheap, but you can customize the size for your space… just like I did in my dining room! It’s also an easy […]

Since we have a few months to go still, today I thought I’d share my favorite digital prints for winter. The perfect thing about purchasing digital prints, is that not only are they cheap, but you can customize the size for your space… just like I did in my dining room! It’s also an easy […]

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DIY Framed Tree Print

Well, I think it’s safe to say you all like the DIY framed tree print in the dining room as much as I do! I’ve been getting a bunch of questions on how I made it, where I got the print, what size it is, and more! It was incredibly easy, and the longest part […]

Well, I think it’s safe to say you all like the DIY framed tree print in the dining room as much as I do! I’ve been getting a bunch of questions on how I made it, where I got the print, what size it is, and more! It was incredibly easy, and the longest part […]

How To Make a Real Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How To Make A Real Garland

Christmas is in full swing at our house. I’ve finally finished decorating everything, and am enjoying the cozy nights next to our Christmas tree. Today, I wanted to share about another element of our front porch, how to make a real garland.  On Monday, I showed how I made the garland that frames our front […]

Christmas is in full swing at our house. I’ve finally finished decorating everything, and am enjoying the cozy nights next to our Christmas tree. Today, I wanted to share about another element of our front porch, how to make a real garland.  On Monday, I showed how I made the garland that frames our front […]

Front Porch Decorating by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How To Make A Garland Frame Your Front Door

I absolutely love to decorate our front porch for the different seasons. It’s a great way to greet guests, but it also brings in the perfect amount of seasonal cheer! This year, I wanted to try my hand at a pretty garland framing our front door. It’s as lovely as ever…. I just love it! It creates […]

I absolutely love to decorate our front porch for the different seasons. It’s a great way to greet guests, but it also brings in the perfect amount of seasonal cheer! This year, I wanted to try my hand at a pretty garland framing our front door. It’s as lovely as ever…. I just love it! It creates […]

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How To Make A Wreath From Garland

I had a bit of an “iced” theme tossed into our casual homemade Christmas this year. From the iced berries on our tree to the wreath that’s hanging on our kitchen cabinet, “iced” was a little here and a little there. Today I’m sharing how to make a wreath from garland…. it’s so unbelievable easy… […]

I had a bit of an “iced” theme tossed into our casual homemade Christmas this year. From the iced berries on our tree to the wreath that’s hanging on our kitchen cabinet, “iced” was a little here and a little there. Today I’m sharing how to make a wreath from garland…. it’s so unbelievable easy… […]

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DIY Wood Centerpiece

One of my absolute favorite things about our dining room from our Christmas home tour, is that DIY wood centerpiece…. and the rosemary! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought I’d share a little bit more about that fabulously smelling centerpiece! If you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly project that can be […]

One of my absolute favorite things about our dining room from our Christmas home tour, is that DIY wood centerpiece…. and the rosemary! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought I’d share a little bit more about that fabulously smelling centerpiece! If you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly project that can be […]

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Winter Front Porch

This past weekend the weather was lovely. 42 degrees was a solid heat wave and I took full advantage of it and slipped outside to freshen up our front porch. But before I get too far, I have to tell you something. I still hadn’t taken down our Christmas items from the front porch. Whew. […]

This past weekend the weather was lovely. 42 degrees was a solid heat wave and I took full advantage of it and slipped outside to freshen up our front porch. But before I get too far, I have to tell you something. I still hadn’t taken down our Christmas items from the front porch. Whew. […]

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Christmas Shelves- AKA- My Mantle

You may remember that when we built our kitchen shelves all I could think about was decorating them for Christmas. Needless to say, I was quite the happy lady when it was time to decorate.  Ah, the joy! I think I still might be floating on a cloud. Admittedly, I did struggle with narrowing down […]

You may remember that when we built our kitchen shelves all I could think about was decorating them for Christmas. Needless to say, I was quite the happy lady when it was time to decorate.  Ah, the joy! I think I still might be floating on a cloud. Admittedly, I did struggle with narrowing down […]

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