Decorative Ship Wheel for a Nautical Nursery

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Mable from Lilato Laka shares another fun addition to her son’s nautical-themed nursery with this decorative ship wheel After spying a wood steering wheel at Hobby Lobby for $44, Mable challenged herself to recreate it. Sure, the wheel would have been pretty inexpensive with a coupon, but where’s the fun in that? Plus, Mable already had most of the supplies on hand to make her own. Mabel’s wheel looks so much like her inspiration that I honestly did a double take to figure out which was which!

ships wheel wall decor

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No-Sew Greek Key Curtains

Greek Key Curtains

Even the non-seamstress can make her own custom curtains following tutorials like this one from Kelly at View Along the Way. The key is starting with a set of simple, inexpensive curtains and then adding interest like Kelly did with Stitch Witchery and grosgrain ribbon. You would never guess Kelly’s stylish Greek key curtains cost only $25 for BOTH panels! Like Kelly says, “That is a freakin’ amazing steal.”

Greek Key Curtains

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Round Rope Mirror

round rope mirror

Gina from Our Impeccably Perfect Life decided to follow the rope trend and make over a “gold, granny floral mirror” she hadn’t really liked since the day she brought it home. So pretty much she had nothing to lose! Armed with a 50-foot bag of manilla rope and a hot glue gun, Gina and her hubs spent only an hour transforming the once mediocre mirror into a trendy piece that’s perfect for summer.

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Painted Floral Coasters

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Bonnie from Uncommon Designs decided to step out of the box and try her hand at something new… painting.  Amazingly, Bonnie painted these coasters while she was cooking dinner. Bonnie says she doesn’t have a gift for drawing and actually surprised herself with how the coasters came out. The vibrant colors and patterns are so pretty!

Paint your own botanical cork coasters

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Monogram Zipper Pouch

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If you loved the chevron beach totes by Jaime from That’s My Letter that I recently shared, then you’ll go gaga for the cutie zipper pouches she created from the remnants. These little pouches would be super handy for holding lip gloss and personal items in a purse or tote or packing make-up and toiletries for travel. What mom can’t use a little more organization in her life?

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Flower Cake Stand

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What do you get when you combine a candle holder, a cake pan, and silk flowers from the Goodwill? A super cheap, designer-inspired cake stand perfect for displaying delectable desserts! Morena over at Morena’s Corner made this easy peasy dessert stand by simply gluing together her three items and then spray painting them for a uniform finish. The flowers are beautiful for Mother’s Day, but you could customize your stand for any occasion by using theme-appropriate items. Think rattles for a baby shower, toys for a kids birthday party…

diy cake stand made from thrift store materials

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Sheet Music Wall Art

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Amy of Amy’s Casablanca was immediately drawn to a piece of musical artwork she saw floating around Pinterest. When she finally found the source and saw the hefty $2000 price tag, it just motivated Amy to find a way to do it herself. With the help of the Staples copy lady, Amy created her own humongous 36”x48” piece of artwork that looks very similar to her inspiration and is a custom fit for her hallway.

diy sheet music wall art

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Polka Dot Plates

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Merrill, the Girl of a Thousand Dreams, has been dreaming about owning some Kate Spade polka dot plates for what feels like her entire life. But does anyone actually need plates that cost $140 for a set of five? That’s where Merrill’s “alternative plan” comes into play that involves dollar store plates, glass paint, and paper hole reinforcement stickers for that perfect polka dot. Merrill says, “Lesson learned: Never buy something for $140  when you can make it for $5! Merrill:1 Kate Spade: 0”

DIY Kate Spade inspired gold polka dot plates

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