Wood Slice Decorative Mirror

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Alexandra for Brit + Co recreated a $1,800 mirror from Anthropologie for less than $20. Talk about some serious savings! Alexandra kept things cheap and easy by purchasing wooden cutouts and round mirrors from Joann and using tea bags for stain.  If you are feeling adventurous, you could even cut your own wood slices for a more organic look and further savings.

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Paint Silk Flowers for a Pretty Mirror

anthro inspired flower mirror

Morena for Dollar Store Crafts loves all of Anthropologie’s scrumptious eye candy, including a pretty flower vanity mirror constructed of brass, aluminum, and glass that sells for $128. Morena was quick to come up with her own plan for creating a similar look using a Goodwill mirror, dollar store flowers, and spray paint. Would you even believe those flowers are painted? They look amazingly like metal to me!

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Framed Wood Cut Wall Art

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Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers has created a pretty impressive DIY art gallery for her home. Her latest edition is a woodcut art print that she designed using open source, high quality graphics. It’s as simple as printing the image and popping it into a frame. Becca loves how it adds a subtle pop of color to her gallery.

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Dress Up Your Table with Painted Pattern Napkins

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Sarah of Sarah Hearts has a thing for cloth napkins. Not only are they a great way to dress up your table, but they are machine washable and reusable. What’s not to love? Sarah was inspired to jazz up a set of plain cotton napkins with a simple pattern using just some craft paint and a brush. Talk about easy! Sarah writes, “Instant Anthro style for only $5! Now that’s definitely a win!”

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No-Sew Colorful Tassel Pillow

diy tassel pillow

Jennifer of Brave New Home stumbled across a colorfully-tasseled pillow from Anthropologie that brought her online browsing to halt. She says it had “a unique combination of fun, whimsy, and worldly charm” – everything she loves about Anthropologie! Jennifer just so happened to have a plain white pillow cover from IKEA that she’d picked up for just such an occasion. She got her tassel-making on and then adorned the pillow with all her colorful creations.

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Cheap and Easy Chalkboard Clips

diy chalkboard clips

I know we all love a quick and simple knock-off that costs practically nothing, and this project from The Knock-Off Crafter is just that! The crafty lady behind this site knew she could easily make her own chalkboard clips, especially when she already had chalkboard paint on hand. All it took was some dollar store clothespins and little wooden rectangles from the craft store to create these cute little clips that make labeling a breeze.

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Secondhand Sheet to Stylish Rosette Pillow

diy rosette pillow

Steph from Building This Nest had been craving some change to the throw pillows on her couch and loved the look of a pretty rosette pillow cover from Anthropologie. Unfortunately, $58 was definitely not in her budget for a cover alone, and she knew she could make it for way less. Using a $3 sheet from the thrift store, Steph sewed up a cover to fit a pillow form she already had and saved herself a pretty penny. Well, 5,500 pennies actually!

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Paint Stripes on a Fabric Tablecloth

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I have another painted fabric project for you today. You know I am going to have you all painting fabric in no time! Ha! When it came time for a striped-themed project challenge, Leigh Anne of Your Homebased Mom already had a striped tablecloth in mind that she wanted to replicate. She grabbed a plain white tablecloth and a bottle of textile paint and got rolling. Here’s from Leigh Anne: “…it looks perfect on my patio table. Fun, festive and ready for a party. I think I need one in another color now.”

DIY Anthro Inspired Red and White Tablecloth

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