Cheap and Easy Chalkboard Clips

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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

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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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Liven Up a Plain White Bowl with Glass Paint

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The crafty ladies over at LollyJane were inspired to liven up a set of plain white bowls using DecoArt’s line of glass paint. The markers made it a cinch to freehand the designs onto the girls’ thrifted Corelle bowls, and the pretty color selection just added to the fun! Kristi says, “Of course it’s not perfect but it sure is more fun displayed in my turquoise hutch than 3 boring white bowls, right?”

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Lace Pressed Jewelry Dish

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Esther from Wholly Kao wanted to come up with an original idea for a handmade gift swap with some friends. Instead of defaulting to jewelry, Esther was inspired to create a dish for holding rings and other small baubles. I love the designs that Esther achieved by pressing lace into the clay prior to baking. So pretty!

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Colorful Pom-Pom Magnets and Pushpins

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After making a bunch of pom-poms for a photo shoot, Meredith from One Sheepish Girl certainly couldn’t let the colorful beauties go to waste sitting in plastic bags. She came up with a simple DIY to put them to use by hot gluing magnets and pushpins to the backs of the smaller poms. Meredith says she loves the color and texture they add to her inspiration board.

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Make Your Own Faux Zinc Initial

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Christine from First Home… Love Life had long loved Anthropologie’s oversized zinc letters and kept having to talk herself out of ordering one. Deep down, Christine knew she could recreate it herself and finally got the push she needed from a fellow blogger to make it happen. Out came the tin foil, Mod Podge, and paint as Christine gave a cardboard craft store letter a faux metal makeover. Christine says, “I finally have my ‘zinc’ initial and didn’t have pay a small fortune for it. That make’s me one happy lady! YAY!”

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Plate Collage Wall Art

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After featuring Jessica from Mad in Crafts’ amazing globe pendant light this morning, I couldn’t help but share what else she’d been up as a part of her blue, yellow, and gray dining room makeover. Jessica wanted to make unique wall art for the space and did just that by creating a collage from plates and a poster. And just in case you’re not already sold, Jessica says, “This knock-off is super simple, costs very little to make, and requires only basic crafting skills to accomplish. Win-win-win!”

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