Spring Easel Place Card Holders

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What’s better than a project that’s pretty? A project that’s both pretty and practical! Morena of Morena’s Corner team created these easel place cards for Easter, but their functionality doesn’t stop there. As Morena points out, they could also be used as food labels or even photo frames. She says, “I think this would make great reception pieces that could double as favors, don’t you?”

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Book Display Wall Shelves for $5

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Krista of The Happy Housie created some simple wall shelves for her boys’ bedroom to store their beloved and ever-growing collection of books. In addition to providing storage, these ledges put the books on display and turn them into artwork. Krista says, “With a few cuts of wood, some screws, and some paint, you can create DIY book display shelves for $5 each rather than the $59 per shelf you would pay at PB Kids.”

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Kids Rotating Gallery Wall with Chalkboard “Frames”

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Melissa of Two It Yourself created her own rendition of Pottery Barn Kids’ chalkboard frames by utilizing the matting from old frames she had. Melissa turned the mats into a rotating gallery wall for her kids’ creations with chalkboard paint, mini clothespins, and baker’s twine. The matting forms a little frame around the artwork and, thanks to the chalkboard paint, can be labeled with a cute caption!

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Build a Potting Table for Spring

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Now that it’s spring I know many of you with a green thumb are chomping at the bit to get outside to the garden. Susan from Between Naps on the Porch has always wanted a potting table, and when she realized it could also double as a serving table for outdoor parties she was sold all over again. Susan got to work planning her build, and here’s the cool part – this is her very first woodworking project! She says she didn’t even know how to use a drill! If you are as impressed and inspired as I am, the good news is that Ana White drew up the plans so you can also build your own potting bench for spring!

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Faux Fur Chair for a Teen Retreat

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Therese of Fresh Idea Studio finally wrapped up a project that she had promised her oldest daughter over six months ago – a “furlicious” chair that will actually make your kids want to sit and do their homework! Therese simply covered an existing desk chair with a faux fur rug from IKEA. This isn’t some difficult upholstery project only an experience seamstress can pull off. Therese’s genius in using the rug makes the process so simple, and she even suggests skipping the needle and thread altogether and using hot glue if that’s more your speed.

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Huge Galvanized Steel Magnetic Calendar

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Katie of The Shabby Cottage Home created her own mondo-sized magnetic calendar from a piece of galvanized metal. She had the most fun cutting numbers and symbols, like a cake to represent a birthday and ballet slippers for her daughter’s lessons, from magnet sheets. This would make it SO easy to plan out your month, and even your kids could have fun planning out their schedules with the magnets.

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White Beadboard Desk Makeover

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When her son requested a new desk for his bedroom, Bharati of Techie’s DIY Adventures politely turned down her husband’s offer to buy one and started scouring Craigslist for fixer uppers. She finally found a desk that had definitely seen better days, BUT it was only $15 and close to home. Whoop whoop! Bharati performed quite the miraculous makeover with a little love and a lot of elbow grease. It’s pretty amazing what a can of paint and roll of beadboard wallpaper can do!

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Bungee Bulletin Board for Less Than $10

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The Krazy Coupon Lady shares a “fun twist on a traditional bulletin board that utilizes bungee cords to keep all your treasures in place.” Like she says, this is one versatile little board that’s perfect for holding recipes and reminders in the kitchen or artwork and pictures in a kid’s room or playroom. I love that this bulletin board doesn’t require thumbtacks, so it’s safe and easy for little ones to switch out the items on display.

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