At the back of the dining room area you could put a wall-to-wall bookcase filled with books. If you don't have that many books you can have a display bookcase where you place nick backs, a few books, some magazine, sculptures etc.
Get the free template and quick and easy tutorial for making the Christmas Township Candle Jar by Shabby Art Boutique. Looks amazing when illuminated at night. Use tealight candles, battery operated candles or battery operated bud lights.
For a Mason jar gift you can make in bulk, try these easy candles. Wrap the jar with wide plaid ribbon. Secure with three jute strings tied in a bow. Hot-glue a pinecone and artificial greenery to the bow. For a final touch, wood-burn a snowflake or polka
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