Great Lakes Map Wall Art

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As soon as Stacie at Stars for Streetlights saw an artistic map of the Great Lakes for over $100, she knew she had to try to make it. She ended up turning the project over to Sean, a Chicago native with a connection to the lakes and also the patience to cut out five layers of cardstock with an X-Acto knife! I must say I am pretty much in awe of Sean’s steady hand. Even up close, the map looks fabulous!

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Garden Hose Wreath

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KOD reader Nicki doesn’t have a blog of her own but wanted to share the new spring wreath that she made from a garden hose. Nicki took a very inexpensive hose in bright green and decorated it with silk tulips, which happen to be her favorite flower, and a burlap ribbon. Nicki loves that it is fun and a little “unexpected.”

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Wooden Twine and Scissors Holder

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When it comes to Pinterest, the pinning is the easy part. It’s making those pins actually come to fruition that presents the greater challenge. So you know Angie at Knick of Time was thrilled to mark this wooden twine holder as “pinned and done,” especially considering she pulled it off for less than a dollar using part of an old chair leg and a small wooden plaque she picked up from the craft store. This is such a darling storage idea that could also work great for ribbon, wasabi tape, and other crafting supplies.

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Facet Test Tube Vases

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If you are a lover of geometric décor, you’ve got to check out these facet bud vases created by Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage! All it took was “a little bit of leftover wood and some snazzy saw moves” for Gina to create her lovely vases. Maybe we can will spring to come faster by filling our homes with vases and blooms {wink}!

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Salt Dough Robin’s Eggs

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While switching out her Valentine’s décor for spring, Emily from life{illustrated} decided she needed some eggs to complete her vignette. Right away. Out came the flour, salt, water, and food coloring, and Emily whipped up a batch a pretty blue robin’s eggs lickety split! Emily’s eggs look so much more natural to me than their rather plasticy counterpart.

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Wood Coat Knobs

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Anu from Nalle’s House was all settled on modern coat knobs she wanted to purchase for her mini mudroom… and then discovered they simply wouldn’t fit. Anu found a very cost-friendly alternative in some unfinished wood knobs that she finished with a bright blue stain and mounted with double-ended screws. The knob are functional and add a great pop of color to the small space (which is absolutely darling)!

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Thumb Tack Embellished Tray

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Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented has a love affair with trays and simply cannot get enough. Here’s what she has to say about her favorite decorative accessory: “From the entry way to bedside, they are stylish must-haves that can help you display, contain and organize.  Whether you are decorating or entertaining, everything looks better on a tray.” I love how Mary Anne embellished this thrift store tray with thumb tacks!

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Alphabet Lazy Susan

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Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected scored a free lazy Susan at a garage sale when the owner happily threw it in with Sherry’s other findings. There was no way Sherry would turn down an opportunity to find a way to turn it into something fabulous, and, of course, she doesn’t disappoint! The once old, tired lazy Susan now has a smart new look with a bold alphabet design around the rim.

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