Blue Upholstered Bench with Casters

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In my earlier feature of Sarah M Dorsey Design’s painted curtains, you may have noticed the beautiful blue bench situated below the window. That beauty just happens to be another knock-off created by the very talented Sarah. Sarah built the bench frame and then upholstered it and added special details like turned legs and casters. Sarah says she saved on some of her materials and splurged on others to create her bench for around $100. I am so impressed by her mad skills!

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Paper Chandelier from Cupcake Liners

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While browsing through Anthropologie, Heather from Poppy Haus couldn’t help but take notice of how they use everyday items to create their eye-catching displays. Thus, she was inspired to recreate their stunning paper chandelier using an item you very well have in your kitchen right now – cupcake liners! Heather shares at Design Sponge how she added depth and texture to a paper lantern by covering it with solid cupcake liners inset with striped petite four papers. The soft glow and graphic effect are simply stunning!

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Wood Chalkboard Tablets

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Got some scrap wood and chalkboard paint left over in your garage? Jen from The House of Wood shares a fun little project at Shanty 2 Chic for putting those DIY staples to use! Jen created the cutest little chalkboard tablets that are great for making lists and entertaining the kiddos on car trips. Jen says she also hangs hers by the front door when the kiddos are napping so any visitors will knock instead of ringing the doorbell. Genius! I am just drooling over that aqua-colored chalkboard paint!

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Cookout Food Labels

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Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for backyard BBQs, bonfires, and pool parties. Jaime from That’s My Letter shares an idea for creating the perfect party table with her mini croquet mallet food labels. I mean how cute are these? Aside from just looking adorable, these food labels clearly mark all the grub so guests know what’s being served. They’re also versatile enough to be used as place cards or garden markers if you remove the base.

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Ruffled Apron with Rosette

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Anthropologie has some of the cutest aprons that would make great gifts for ladies who love to cook and entertain. Katie from Craptastic created a spot-on knock off of one of Anthro’s adorable aprons for her sister-in-law as a Christmas gift that features feminine ruffles and pleats, piping, and a rosette. Watch out June Cleaver!

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Rope Knot Necklace

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It’s no secret that many mommas like jewelry so here’s another stylish gift idea for Mom shared by MacKenzie at Encourage Fashion. MacKenzie created a pretty dip-dyed knot necklace that’s great for summer and simple enough that even those with no jewelry-making skills can pull it off. I love the ombre effect MacKenzie achieved with her dye. So pretty!

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Monogram Charm Key Chain

If you are dabbling with the idea of DIY this Mother’s Day, Morena of Morena’s Corner shares an easy-to-make gift idea that she says is perfect for beginners. Over at Crafts Unleashed, she walks you through the steps to create a monogrammed key chain that jingles and jangles with lots of pretty charms. Think how fun it would be to customize it to reflect Momma’s favorite colors and style!

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Wallpaper Flower Vase

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Flowers are a staple Mother’s Day gift, but there’s no reason to settle for a plain glass vase for Mom. Why not make the vase part of the gift too? Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog created these pretties with $2 vases from Wal-mart and vintage wallpaper. These vases are so lovely you don’t even have to put them away when the flowers are gone!

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