A $2 DIY Ornament

This scale-textured ornament sparkles and shines perfectly for the holidays. Its metallic armored look is achieved with - wait for it - flat-headed metal thumbtacks...

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We found the idea at Dollar Store Crafts. It's a thrifty, two-buck project for anyone who enjoys creating something that looks like a lot more than the sum of its parts.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.