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.
Anthropologie sells the daintiest little aprons, and Katie at View From the Fridge was able to capture all the frills and femininity in this knock-off she created. Katie simplified the process by starting with a cheapo white apron from Joann’s. From there she embellished with a lovely gathered skirt, plenty of ruffles, and a pretty flower clip. While an apron isn’t technically décor, hang this baby on a fun hook in your kitchen, and it’ll certainly add some interest to your walls!
With summer right around the corner, it’s the time of year when nautical décor gets to enjoy its time in the spotlight. I adore this sailor’s mirror that Katie at View From the Fridge made using a cake pan. I love the fact that Katie upcycled the cake pans and that you’d NEVER guess these mirrors were made from cake pans. It’s the details, like the leather hangers (from thrift store belts) and rivets that make Katie’s mirrors look so classy and like the real deal!
Brittany from Confessions of a Secret Crafter gave a serving set the Midas touch with liquid gilding. I adore the simple elegance of the gold-plated handle and would love to pull this set out for a night of entertaining. Brittany says, “Who doesn’t need a little sparkle and shine in their life? I know I do!”