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[26 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 961 views]
10 Pretty Garlands to Add Color to Your Life

Who says that garlands are just for parties? We have garland up in the foyer at our house year-round, and the other day my husband asked me if I’d like to make some more garland to hang in our kitchen. Garland and bunting are so great at bringing color into a room and covering a big space. Great for budget decorating, when you don’t have the time to make a lot of art pieces or money to buy them. Whip up some garland, and you’re all good.

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[17 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 298 views]
Tutorial: Cloud Wall Art Sign

In addition to the dollar stores, I love to hunt the dollar bins at Michael’s craft stores.  The bins near the register are usually priced $1.50 per item, and there’s another section of the store with items that are arranged by collection and the prices range from $1-5.  These are great places to find little embellishments for projects and fun party favor items.  On my …

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[11 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 542 views]
Tutorial: Easy Decoden Clock

What’s the time? It’s time to do Decoden! I used some of the supplies from my Epic Jewelry Haul to make this easy Decoden clock. The secret ingredient? Mod Podge Collage Clay – so easy to use. This was my first time using it and it worked like a dream. Now I want to decoden all the things!
Project estimate:

Clock, on hand or $1 and up
Mod …

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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 625 views]
Tutorial: Woodland Themed Cupcake Stand

We celebrated my nephew’s first birthday recently, and my sister chose an adorable woodland gnome theme for the party. I offered to make a cupcake stand for the party and recruited my husband to help me with it (because I can’t be trusted with power tools!) I love the project that we made together! Keep reading to learn how you can make an adorable woodland …

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[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,169 views]
Tutorial: Button Wreath

Are you a button saver?  Do you see an old mayonnaise jar full of buttons at a yard sale and find it impossible to walk away?  Do you have more buttons than you even know what to do with?  Then this project is for you!  Turn that button collection into a cute wreath.  It’s easy, and will give you an excuse to keep bringing home …

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[5 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,891 views]
10 Cute Bookends to Get Your Bookcase in Order

Don’t you love the look of a nice set of bookends? Of course, they keep your books from falling over, but they can also turn a boring shelf into a sweet vignette. These are some simple DIY bookends that you can make!

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[1 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,305 views]
Tutoral: Faux Wall Sconce

Love the look of a fancy wall sconce, but don’t think you have the decor budget to get one?  This again!  This lovely “faux” sconce can be used to hold seasonal silk branches or with a built in shelf, a night light with battery operated candles.  Or any other lightweight items you can fit into it!
Project estimate:

Foam core board, on hand or $1
Poster board, on hand …

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[26 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 950 views]
Tutorial: Lego Head Night Light

My kids are wild about Legos, like many kids (and adults!)  When I spied this large mason jar at the thrift store, I thought it would make for a fun lamp.  My son commented that it looked like a Lego head, and this idea was born.  While I used a large jar, you could easily recreate this on a smaller scale with a mason jar …

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[24 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 863 views]
Tutorial: Custom Tissue Box Cover

Tissue boxes come in a lot of fun prints these days, but it’s still sometimes difficult to find a box that matches your decor.  Don’t want that box of tissues on the end table to stick out like a sore thumb?  Make yourself a custom tissue box cover, and then no matter which tissues you buy, they’ll always look good with your decor!

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[20 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 721 views]
Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container

This sweet little penguin craft is a project that has served me well over the years.  I came up with the idea over 15 years ago when my apartment complex held a balcony decorating contest.  The grand prize:  one month free rent.  As a cash strapped newlywed, I needed to come up with a winning idea that wouldn’t cost much to make.  I came up …