Glossy Red “HO HO HO” Wall Letters

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Still waiting for Santa? These "HO HO HO" wooden letters from Angelica of Once Again, My Dear Irene are perfect for any room of the house, and they’re so easy to make! Angelica simply used wooden letters from the craft store and bright red spay paint. She hung them in her son’s room where there […Read More]

Glossy Red “HO HO HO” Christmas Letters

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When Angela of Blue i Style was flipping through the Crate & Barrel holiday catalog, she was immediately drawn to a set of large “Ho Ho Ho” letters with a glossy red finish. However, the price tag caused her to do a double take – $60 for 6 letters?!? Angela says, “I know a project […Read More]

Leather Belt Wall Shelves

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While planning her son’s menswear-inspired bedroom, Angela from Blue i Style came across leather belt shelves from CB2. She loved the idea of them, but they were too long for the space, and at $100 each, not in the budget. To tie in with the other menswear elements of the room, Angela wanted to recreate […Read More]

Make Over a Dollar Store Vase with Hot Glue!

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Kathy from The Budget Decorator gave a dollar store vase the easiest makeover known to man – with hot glue! Kathy simply turned her vase while putting lines of hot glue around it to create texture. This is the perfect pick-me-up for any plain glass candle holder, vase, etc. Kathy has plenty to be proud of with this vase. Like she says, “It looks about as close as you can get to the original vase!”

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Hammered Metal Pendant Light for Less

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While looking for a pendant light for her dining room, Mary from At Home on the Bay fell in love with Crate and Barrel’s Rodan Pendant. With the industrial yet sophisticated style, hammered antique pewter on the outside, and warm glow of gold on the inside, there was a lot to love! It was the price that had Mary looking for alternatives. She found the perfect starting point in IKEA’s Brasa light. With a few DIY touches, Mary got a look similar to the Crate & Barrel pendant for less!

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Simple Handmade Knit Pillow Cover

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While browsing Crate & Barrel, Brittany from Just B Crafty noticed that many of the items had a handmade feel to them, like some knitted pillows that were selling for $50. Brittany says, “Good thing I have a perfectly good set of knitting needles, piles of yarn at home, and a couple free evenings…” Good thing indeed because Brittany was able to make this pretty knitted pillow for only $4 for the insert!

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Turn a Shower Curtain into a Window Panel

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Curtains are a surefire way to make an impact in a space, but they can come at a steep cost. Corey from Tiny Sidekick shares how she got the bold look of horizontal stripe curtains without the expense. The secret? Shower curtains! Corey purchased shower curtains on sale and then sewed two panels together to make one floor-to-ceiling panel. She even added grommet for a high-end look.

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Wooden Twine Spool Holder

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When Pam from Our Adventures in Home Improvement saw a wooden spool holder in her Crate & Barrel catalog, she knew it was something her hubs could make. And he sure didn’t disappoint, making each holder for only $5 using a walnut board and dowel. I love storage that is functional and cut to boot!

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