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[14 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,858 views]
Make DIY Marquee Letters

Hosting a movie night?  Really wow your guests with these DIY marquee letters!  Jordan from Oh Happy Day used – believe it or not – foam core board and posterboard to create these fab light-up letters.  The lights she used were about $15 a string at Target, but you could just as easily use cheaper strands of lights (preferably LED lights to reduce the risk …

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[13 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,582 views]
Make Tissue Paper Flower Lights

Head down to the basement and unpack those Christmas lights – they’re not just for Christmas anymore!  Elise from Grow Creative turned a string of lights into a bright, colorful addition to her summer decor by adding a little tissue paper!  She achieved this particular look by using a circle punch with a scalloped edge to create her flower; try using different punches or even cutting freehand …

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[11 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,552 views]
Make a Painted Driftwood Mirror

We’ve seen driftwood-trimmed mirrors before, but never like this!  Alisa Burke has a wild style we love, and she brings that crazy artistic eye to this project by adding a little paint and yarn.  If it’s too wild for your taste, you can adapt it with different colors; for instance, white and blues and some sisal twine would make it fit nicely into a beachy, …

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[10 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,459 views]
Tutorial: Elegant Table Decor from Pulp Pots

I love finding ways to make dollar items look like they’re something much more high end.  I find that a nice metallic paint is one way to up the “wow” factor of a simple item.  When I saw a pack of 10 seed pots for $1 in Target’s dollar spot, I grabbed them.  Not for gardening, but for crafting, of course!    With a little …

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[27 May 2014 | One Comment | 690 views]
Make a Colorful Crayon Shaped Chalkboard

Who doesn’t love a chalkboard?  You can frame it, hang it, use it as a photo prop, create wall decor, make a sign…the options go on and on!  I decided to use four large crayon pencil banks from Dollar Tree to make a fun chalkboard for my kid’s art center.  It makes a fun piece of wall art, and doubles as a place for them …

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[26 May 2014 | No Comment | 708 views]
Make a Stamped Watermelon Tablecloth

With Memorial Day upon us, the start of summer picnic season is here!  And what picnic is complete without watermelon?  Over at the iLoveToCreate blog, Aunt Peaches shares how she made this festive watermelon tablecloth using an apple stamp.  Yes, an apple!  She used an old bed sheet as her fabric for this project; a drop cloth would also be a great option.  If watermelons …

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[25 May 2014 | No Comment | 769 views]
Make a Doily Wrapped Vase

Shannon at Mod Podge Rocks is a master of simple elegance.  This easy and high-impact lace vase project is a great way to add a touch of that elegant style to your spring decor!  The use of a square doily is what gives the design this high-end look, and applying the traditional pattern to a more contemporary shape gives it a unique, old-meets-new character.  These …

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[23 May 2014 | One Comment | 984 views]
Make Jute Wrapped Wooden Utensils

I’m a big fan of things that are as functional as they are pretty – which is why my art collection consists mostly of functional pottery and I have trivets hanging on the wall above my table as art.  That practical side of me is in love with these jute-wrapped utensils by Bonnie at Uncommon Designs!  Perfect for a housewarming or hostess gift, they take …

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[22 May 2014 | No Comment | 4,278 views]
10 Simple, Budget Furniture Makeovers

Now that you’ve gotten some spring cleaning done, are you ready to update the look of your house? If you’re on a budget, buying new furniture isn’t always an option. Instead, why not use what you have and give it a fresh, new look? Check out these budget furniture makeovers!

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[21 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,127 views]
Make Plastic Canvas Cat Coasters

Plastic canvas is one of those craft supplies that is extremely useful and versatile, but for some reason I rarely find myself using it.  That could change, however, with projects like these kitty cat coasters from Becky at The Pink Samurai!  I mean, seriously, could they be any more adorable?  (Okay, maybe that is my status as Crazy Cat Lady talking, but still…  Super cute!)  And they’re …