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[2 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,643 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.

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

[29 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 2,310 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 …

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[2 May 2014 | 9 Comments | 4,942 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.

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[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,276 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 …

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[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,464 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 …

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[7 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,061 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 …

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

[3 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,437 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 …

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

[28 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 3,437 views]
Make a Penny Covered Vase

I swear pennies multiply like rabbits; you stick two of them in your pocket and the next thing you know, you somehow have enough of them to make a whole roll.  Looking for something to do with all of those pesky single cent coins?  Vone at Vone Inspired decided to use her penny collection to decorate an old vase, turning it from something your grandmother …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, From Our Readers, Headline, High Concept, Tutorials »

[26 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 2,432 views]
Tutorial: Chalky Finish Clay Pots

Hi friends!  I’m so happy to be here, I’m Rebecca and you can find me over at The Crafted Sparrow.  I love walking through thrift shops and dollar stores in hopes of finding some great bargains.  Most times that great bargain doesn’t always fit my style, so I take it and make it my own.  These Chalky Finish Clay Pots are the perfect example of that.

I found these clay pots …

$1 and Free, Decor, Headline, High Concept, Holiday Crafts »

[27 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,110 views]
Decoupage a Clock Plate

You’re probably still reeling from Christmas, but have you thought about New Year’s Eve yet?  If you need a quick project to spruce up your decor for the new year, this decoupaged clock plate from Gail at Can’t Stop Making Things is an easy and inexpensive idea that will add a dose of festiveness wherever you choose to display it.  Inspired by a Ralph Lauren …