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Is your bank account drained from holiday spending? This week, we're spotlighting DIY crafts and projects from around the web that won't bust your budget.

Photo: Martha Stewart

Have a table that has seen better days? You may feel that a lost leg and an array of scratches and nicks make it a candidate for the local dump, but think again. Cut off the side of the table with the bum leg and you've got yourself an eye-catching console! Click the link to for instructions. [Martha Stewart]

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During the month of January you can find the lowest prices on flooring material. So take advantage of bargain-basement deals with a DIY floor project. Installing a prefinished hardwood floor is one of the easiest routes to take, as you avoid the extra work of sanding, staining and finishing -- all necessary evils of installing traditional hardwood. Here are step-by-step instructions to install prefinished wood floors yourself. [DIY Network]

Photo: Nate Berkus

Instead of spending money on new throw pillows, simply upgrade old ones using cable knit sweaters you picked up from a thrift store (or old ones you own but never wear anymore). With the pillow insert factored in, this project should cost under $20! [Nate Berkus]

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Are your A/C and heating units an eyesore? With some plywood and a box of laminate flooring, you can turn an ugly unit into a trendy landing strip. Or build a beautiful mirrored frame to conceal it. Check out 10 DIY solutions to hide these units. [Unplggd]

Photo: Instructables

Reach for the stars with this spectacular DIY fiber optic star map. This indoor representation of the twinkling night sky is amazingly constructed from fabric, a fiber optic Christmas tree, LEDs, wire, and heat shrink tubing. [Instructables via Lifehacker]

Are you ready for some football? The NFL playoffs are heating up this weekend, and Holidash has the crafts that will score a touchdown with your tailgating guests. [Holidash]

metallic furniture, mercury glassVintage Revivals; Remodel This House

Metallic accent furniture can be the perfect touch of glam, but the prices are often less than attractive. Instead of buying expensive metallic pieces, use some modpodge and aluminum foil to update a piece of furniture you already own. [Vintage Rivals]

Turn inexpensive clear vases into antiqued mercury glass. Just use silver leaf and glaze for a result that looks elegant and worldly. [Remodel This House]


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