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[28 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 3,543 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 …

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[26 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 2,605 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 …

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[27 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | 1,155 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 …

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[1 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,697 views]
Make Gilded Reindeer Vases

It never fails to amaze me how people come up with projects that look like pieces out of high-end catalogs which start as dollar store finds. While these festive reindeer vases might look like they came from Pottery Barn or West Elm, Cheryl from Sew Can Do actually made them using dollar store glassware and gilding supplies from Martha Stewart! The gilding sheets are a …

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[1 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | 13,852 views]
Make a Makeup Compact Bubble Mirror

We love Anthro-inspired mirror projects.  (See exhibit A, exhibit B.)  This gorgeous specimen by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms is no exception!  Taking inspiration from a $248 Anthropologie mirror, her version cost a scant $19 to create and has just as much impact even at a fraction of the price!  This idea could be used to arrange as many or as few mirrors as you want, …

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[17 Sep 2013 | 18 Comments | 43,103 views]
Tutorial: Anthropologie-Inspired Mirror

I often find inspiration at Anthropologie. There is so much eye candy there! Unfortunately, I can usually only window shop, but that’s OK with this crafty gal. When I saw this pretty flowered mirror on their site (for $128), I started thinking of how I could make my own budget version. I’m really happy with the end result!
I found my mirror at Goodwill for just …

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[2 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 8,612 views]
Make Solar Light Deck Decor

I love this upgrade given to some humble solar lights. I think it looks like something straight out of a nautical decor catalog. The writers of The 100 Block used fence posts and 4×4 scraps to work their magic. This would be awesome on a porch or even in the living room of a beach cottage.

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[2 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 7,140 views]
Tutorial: Poly Rope Fringe Necklace

Jazz up your summer t-shirts with ease with these fringe style necklaces. You can make them for as little as $1 each using a basic dollar store supply or add embellishment for a few dollars more. These necklaces can mimic the look of raffia and the shape of spike beads but cost much less to make than a beaded or raffia necklace.
Project estimate:

Poly rope, …

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[25 May 2013 | Comments Off | 2,120 views]
Make a Rope Lamp

A basic floor lamp is pretty inexpensive – nearly every thrift store or yard sale has one – but they can be awfully bland. Want to give yours a little more personality? To go with her son’s nautical themed room, Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage use some rope and a surprising secret ingredient to give her lamp a makeover. Would you guess …

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[8 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,806 views]
Make Embroidered Sunglasses

If you don’t own a Dremel, there are a million reasons why you should, and this is one of them.  Erica from Honestly WTF was inspired by the work of a Russian designer; knowing she would likely never even have a chance to own a designer pair like the ones she saw on the runway, she whipped up her own version instead.  This is granny …