Becca at From Gardners to Bergers shows how easy it is to take a plain old pillow from dull to darling in no time! All Becca did was glue (yes, glue!) pom pom trim onto a cheapo IKEA cover. Becca says, “Start to finish the whole project took less than 30 minutes and cost less [...Read More]
For a grand total of $3, Sonnet of SohoSonnet was able to create her own set of colorful, geometric coasters. Sonnet started with a set of Christmas coasters she picked up at the thrift store for $2. She says they were just “screaming” for a makeover and that’s exactly what Sonnet gave them with wood grain paper and paint. It just goes to show that there’s a lot more than meets the eye on those thrift store shelves! With a little creativity, you can have Anthropologie-inspired coasters for a mere $3!
Tara from Suburble shares at Crafts Unleashed how she added interest to an otherwise plain white pillow in less than an hour. Tara had long admired Anthropologie’s tassel pillow but immediately knew she could try her hand at it. It was just easy as she thought using tassels designed for jewelry-making. All Tara had to do was sew them onto the pillow edge with white thread, and VOILA – instant pizzazz!
Ever since Vidya from What’s Ur Home Story used air dry clay on another project she’d been thinking of recreating the Anthropologie Chrysanthemum Vase. While making the flowers from clay did take some practice, Vidya says it was well worth the effort. Her DIY flower vase looks remarkably like Anthro’s and cost Vidya nothing since she used an old vase she’s had for years and left over spray paint and clay from other projects.
With the arrival of spring, Morena for Crafts Unleashed says she’s been on a gardening kick and is even creating a “fantastical garden” space inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party from Alice in Wonderland. She spotted a garden sculpture at Anthropologie that would make the perfect addition to the space and was able to recreate it for $35. You can even involve your kiddos in this project by letting them paint the birdhouses!
I have said before that I love hidden storage, and it’s a double whammy if it’s cute to boot! Check out these wooden storage trays Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body made from unfinished wood boxes from Michael’s. This is a great way to organize office supplies, and I love the idea of adding dividers to corral smaller items like paper clips, push pins, and the like.
I know I had some of you at the words no sew. If sewing just isn’t your thing, follow Ann’s lead from On Sutton Place and take advantage of the cheap ready-made pillow covers sold at stores like IKEA and Hobby Lobby. Ann started off with a $5 cover and simply ironed on a plethora of hearts for create this DIY Valentine’s pillow. How easy is it? Ann says, “Seriously…if you can cut out hearts and iron, you are golden.”
This morning I shared a tutorial for a DIY apron made by Katie at View From the Fridge. What completes a pretty apron like a coordinating oven mitt so you can really bake in style?!? I love this use of fabric scraps and the fact that something totally functional like an oven mitt can be a fun way to bring color and pattern into your kitchen’s décor.