Framed Agate Slices

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Tanya from Dans le Townhouse had been lusting after $300+ framed agate slices for a few months but simply couldn’t justify the cost. When she found a set of gorgeous dyed agate slices sold as coasters for only $20.00, Tanya jumped at the chance to make her own framed art from the beautiful stones. Tanya says, “They turned out amazing and are even more “me” than the framed agate I knocked off!”

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United States Wall Plaque

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Bethany from Sawdust and Embryos loves geography, so when she came across a unique United States coffee table, she knew it was the perfect opportunity to put her mad scroll saw skills to work! Bethany opted to make a plaque instead of a table since the Florida peninsula seemed susceptible to busting off easily with twin toddlers running free. Here’s from Bethany: “I love that it has an amazing wood grain, a pop of color for personality, and a heart marking the spot of where we live in Iowa. One of my FAVE projects!”

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Spinning Chore Chart

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Now, I know these aren’t knock-offs exactly, but I am so smitten with Brooke’s spinning chore charts at All Things Thrifty I simply had to share. Brooke, being the creative genius that she is, turned two lazy Susans into fun AND decorative spinning chore charts for her kids. Who would ever think kids would actually [...Read More]

Animal Head and Tail Magnets

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Amanda from Love and Renovation shares an easy peasy tutorial for adding a little fun to your fridge. Amanda and her husband cut some plastic animals in half, added magnets, and spray painted the whole shebang a bright sunshiny yellow. I know my kids would get a kick out of these!

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Paint Dipped Silverware

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Christy of Creatively Christy used the “magic of spray paint” to transform a set of ordinary silverware into a colorful collection of forks, knives, and spoons. After spying a set of paint-dipped servers, Christy got the idea to spray paint the stems of all her silverware. I think these would also be cute framed on the kitchen or dining room wall.

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Butterfly Shadow Box Art

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While looking for affordable accessories for her master bedroom update, Steph from Building This Nest came across a colorful butterfly shadow box from IKEA. At $14.99, it was hardly expensive, but Steph knew it would be simple enough to recreate without a trip to the big blue store. Steph used an Xacto knife to cut out her butterflies, drizzled them with craft paint, and then popped them into a shadow box. I think this would make absolutely darling wall décor for a little girl’s room too!

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Industrial Side Table

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Allison from The Golden Sycamore is totally digging the industrial look right and teamed up with her hubs to build a custom end table for their living room. Allison walks you through the steps to achieve the beautiful aged finish that is characteristic of industrial furniture. While this project wasn’t the easiest or cheapest DIY, Allison and her husband did create their table for less than half the cost of their inspiration and got a piece that has special meaning to them and fits their space perfectly!

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Woven Wall Mirror

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Angie from The Country Chic Cottage shows how easy it is to turn a plate charger into a stylish mirror with just a couple of simple steps. It literally was as elementary as gluing a round mirror to the thrifted charger and then adding a ribbon to the back for hanging. All in all, it cost Angie $1 and less than 15 minutes to make her woven mirror!

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