Faux Birch Wrapping Paper Placemats

Nikki from Tikkido loved the faux birch placemats from Pier 1, but they weren’t quite the size she needed. Then she saw their birch wrapping paper. Nikki says, “It’s thick, it’s textured, it’s embossed, it’s substantial.” Perfect for making placemats! Nikki was able to make an entire set of placemats for the price of one! […Read More]

Pallet Wood Mirror Makeover

On a recent scavenging trip, Joan from Scavenger Chic came home with a generously-sized 17”x46” mirror. She had a project in mind for it, but that got scrapped as soon as she laid eyes on a rustic mirror with a pallet-style frame from Pier 1. Joan knew she could recreate it with her newly purchased […Read More]

Layered Leaves Fall Placemat

Are in you the fall decorating spirit? Gail from Purple Hues and Me shares a simple dollar store craft to dress up your table for fall. Gail picked up a few packets of maple leaves from the Dollar Tree and simply glued them onto circular pieces of pleather she already had on hand. Who knows… […Read More]

Dollar Store Illuminated Twine Pumpkin

Grapevine pumpkins have become staples when it comes to fall décor. They are quite lovely with their natural look and pretty twinkling lights, but boy are they pricey!  Lisa from Recaptured Charm knew they couldn’t cost nearly as much to make as their price tags might indicate and proved it by creating her own with […Read More]

DIY Gold Bird Art

This morning I shared a DIY pinboard created by Shauna at Satori Design for Living. If you loved that touch of gold she added to her frame, here’s another gilding project from Shauna that brings on the glitz. Shauna was inspired by a tray featuring a silver leafed bird motif to create framed art with a similar look. All she did was print an image from the computer, trace it onto specialty paper, and paint it in with the gilding. I love that you could use this technique with any design you like to create fab seasonal art – leaves, pinecones, antlers… The possibilities are endless!

gold gilded bird art

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Burlap Magnolia Blooms for Fall

With the arrival of each new season, Gail from Purple Hues and Me says she loves to visit Pier 1 for inspiration. On a recent trip she saw some pretty handcrafted branches of burlap magnolia stems and was inspired to recreate these lovelies. Gail hit up her fabric stash for leftover burlap and formed it into realistic looking blooms with the help of Mod Podge and floral wire. I love the natural look and texture of burlap for fall!

diy burlap flowers

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Metallic Vase Makeover

On a shopping trip at the local thrift store, Debbie from One Day at a Time came across a vase with a really cool shape. The color, however, wasn’t quite so cool. Debbie combined elements from other vases she liked to give her thrift store find a rich metallic makeover that’s perfect for fall. Debbie shares how she used spray paint to create the textured finish on her originally smooth vase.

gold painted vase

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Flower Petal Pillow for a Little Girl’s Room

Jann from Newton Custom Interiors has been busy making pillows for the double bed her granddaughter will soon be graduating to. She fell for a petal pillow that’s full of texture and knew the fun, girly style would be perfect for the bed. Jan lovingly cut out and stitched 160 little circles to make this pretty pillow for granddaughter and says it was definitely worth it. How sweet is that?!?

petal pillow

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