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[11 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,536 views]
Make a Glowing Skulls Lantern

My Halloween decor tends to center largely around skeletons and skulls – I even have a couple of skull themed pieces that stay out year-round as part of my regular decor.  (What can I say?  I have very eclectic taste!)  So it’s no surprise that I am totally in love with this bony candle lantern by Susan at Oh My! Creative.  Inspired by a similar …

$1 and Free, Accessories, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, High Concept, Tutorials, Video, Wearable Crafts »

[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 506 views]
Tutorial: Faux Druzy Quartz Ring (plus a book review!)

Druzy quartz jewelry is hot, hot, hot right now!  Authentic druzy jewelry isn’t super expensive, but it’s still not cheap.  If you love the look but can’t afford the price tag on the real thing, you can easily recreate the style using a rock from your yard.  Find out how by watching the video below!  Or, if you prefer written instructions, keep scrolling for a …

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[14 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 470 views]
Make a Flower Pot Pendant Light

It’s that time of year when retailers make a final markdown push of garden-y stuff in order to make way for the upcoming surge of holiday merchandise.  If you find yourself tempted to snatch up some discounted flower pots, here is one more reason to say yes: a flower pot pendant light!  Alexa at Remodelista whipped up this designer-inspired hanging lamp using a flower pot and …

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[2 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,796 views]
Tutorial: Make a DIY Summer Clutch

Using an unlikely dollar-store item, you can make an easy summer clutch inspired by high-end fashion.  Holes are hot right now. This year, sporty summer fashion is including a lot of eyelet, perforated fabric, leather and mesh. You can try out this trend for less than $3.

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[29 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 2,642 views]
Make Embroidery Hoop Industrial Orbs

I love the look of industrial-inspired home accents, but they can come with a hefty price tag.  That’s why if I do add one to my decor, it will probably be a DIY version like this one from Shannon at AKA Design + Life.  Since embroidery hoops are inexpensive and come in a wide variety of sizes, and one can of stain goes a long …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, High Concept, Tutorials »

[2 May 2014 | 9 Comments | 5,347 views]
Tutorial: Floral Statement Necklace

Celebrate spring with an easy and inexpensive floral statement necklace inspired by one from Kate Spade that is no longer available.

This necklace can be made quickly made from silk flowers, fingernail polish and ribbon.

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,342 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Typography Books

If you’re a typography geek or a book nerd, chances are you’ve swooned over Anthropologie’s “library letters” series of books cut into the shape of the alphabet.  They are amazing, unique pieces, but at $20 each it could get a little spendy of you wanted to actually spell something out with them.  Over at Handmade Mood, Marissa offers up a DIY alternative, allowing you to …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,503 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Floral Vases

With spring on the way soon, I’ve been in a flowery mood!  How about you?  If you’re looking to add a touch of floral elegance to your decor this season, check out these Anthropologie-inspired vases from Maysem at Ode to Inspiration.  Made out of dollar store vases and clay, they have all of the charm and character of their high-end counterparts, but cost just a …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[7 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,228 views]
Make a Faux Galvanized Cake Stand

Galvanized metal has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as farmhouse and shabby chic design styles come back into fashion.  Love the look but don’t want to fork over the cash for some of the fancy galvanized pieces you see at places like West Elm or Pottery Barn?  If you shop the fancy catalogs, galvanized serving pieces can cost $30 or more.  Maysem …

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[3 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,484 views]
Make a Designer-Inspired Spin Vase

When Kathy at The Budget Decorator saw Crate & Barrel’s set of  “spin” vases, she instantly knew she could make something similar herself, and she knew it would cost far less than the $25 retail price of even the smallest one in the C&B collection.  Her results are impressive – you’d have difficulty picking the knockoff out of a lineup!  And since she achieves the …