One feature I love in home decor craft projects is flexibility – the ability to use an item for multiple purposes or occasions.  This is especially true with holiday decor, since spending a bunch of money on things that will only see daylight for a couple of weeks out of the year just seems silly to me.  Enter Paula of JC’s Loft with the brilliant and oh-so-simple idea to dress up plain vases with socks!  How awesome is that?  Novelty socks are inexpensive and available for every major holiday, or you could use socks you have on hand with holes in their toes or whose mates have mysteriously disappeared somewhere between leaving your feet and going back into your dresser drawer!  (She also shares some cute ideas for dressing these up further, so be sure to stop by and check it out!) [how to make a sock vase cozy]

Project estimate:

  • Vase, on hand or $1
  • Socks, on hand or $1
  • Scissors, on hand

Total:  Free and up