I wanted to share some links to the tutorials I found this year.
These thrift store glass vases were painted with white enamel glass paint. Tutorial here: http://www.sugarandcharmblog.com/2011/01/easy-and-beautiful-enamel-painted-vases.html
My iphone camera takes terrible pictures, so I apologize. But these coffee filter trees were so easy. Pin some coffee filters onto foam cones, hot glue some buttons and you're done. I will warn you that the foam cones are not cheap, so bring your 40% off coupon if you're going to buy them. Tutorial here: http://craftsbyamanda.com/2010/12/coffee-filter-christmas-tree.html
I loved the idea of this rustic, Pottery Barn-ish wreath for the front door. Once again, cheap coffee filters play a part in making the cute, ruffly flowers. Tutorial here: http://www.carlykmyta.com/carly-kmyta/2011/11/make-it-yourself-monday-christmas-wreath.html
No, I did not sweep the crud off my front porch before taking this photo. As much as I love to look at all the perfect blog photos out there, I do not often have the time it takes to make a photo session for one blog picture. : ) These JOY pots were very easy because good ole Wally World had the plants in red pots already, so no spray painting there. I just got glued the ribbon and JOY letters (from Hob Lob) on and stuck those babies out there. Easy peasy. Inspiration here: http://www.theidearoom.net/2010/12/joy-trees.html
This is the worst iphone picture of all. See above comment on my feelings about the subject. Ha! My first picture in this blog has a better photo, although farther away. This is a book page wreath. I love, love, love the way it turned out! However, the blogger with the tutorial stated it took her a little less than an hour to complete it. I call foul. It took me over FOUR HOURS. I may be a bit slower than her, but not that much surely. At least I love it and have let my family know that it will hang on our wall forever and then I have instructed them to put it on my grave when I pass. Tutorial here: http://www.thenester.com/2011/09/you-made-a-wreath-out-of-what-a-linky-party.html