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[27 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,120 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 …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, High Concept, Holiday Crafts »

[1 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,628 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 …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[1 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | 12,088 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 | 38,672 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 …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline, High Concept »

[2 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 8,317 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.

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

[2 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 6,670 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 | No Comment | 2,045 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 | 4,797 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 …

$1 and Free, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline, High Concept, Tutorials »

[4 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 6,412 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Flower Pots

Have we mentioned lately how much we love pretty flower pots?  They’re such a fun way to add personality to a space, both indoors and outdoors.  But the prettiest and fanciest of the flower pots always cost more.  Love the look but don’t have the spare cash to throw around on planters?  Grab some plain, inexpensive pots and give them a makeover instead!  (The bonus?  …

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[29 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 2,307 views]
Make a Designer-Inspired Plate Collage

Maybe you’re looking for a way to use those lovely but mismatched plates that are hiding at the back of your cupboard or you couldn’t resist at the thrift shop.  Maybe you really need a little something different to hang on that big, blank wall.  Maybe you’re looking for a way to hang that poster you bought without making your house look like a dorm …