No-Sew Heart Applique Towel for Under $1

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Saying “I love you!” doesn’t have to cost a bundle this Valentine’s Day. Impress your guests with this adorable little tea towel. Bren of Bren Did created her own no-sew PB-inspired Valentine gifts using premade flour sack towels and iron-on adhesive. According to Bren, “These towels are easy to make and add a sweet Valentine touch to your dining table, kitchen or gift basket.” The best part, at only $0.77 each you can afford to spread the Valentine love around the whole neighborhood!

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Craigslist Crystal Chandelier Makeover

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While renovating her home, Heather of Southern Abbey has been trading out the “awful” light fixtures for new ones. Thanks to Craigslist, she has been able to save some pennies along the way by reviving secondhand finds like this chandelier she purchased for $50. Heather added some pizzazz in only thirty minutes by adorning the chandy with crystals. I love the romantic effect!

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Decorative Wood Bead Vase Filler

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Allison of The Letterbox is new to the blogging world and excited to share her very first Pottery Barn knockoff – decorative wooden beads that are both inexpensive and simple to make! Allison started off with unfinished wood beads, applied a coat of chalk paint to one and stain to the other, and then strung them on twine. Allison says, “Simple, quick and inexpensive! My husband commented on how its the little things that add interest to the room. I agree!”

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Display Art and Photos Creatively on a Floor Easel

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Gina from Lady Goats needed to fill a rather large corner in her living room, so she built a display easel to hold pictures and art that she had laying around. Gina reassures that this project was extremely simple to build, and it came in at just over 6% of retail cost. You can’t beat that! I really love this creative take on photo display!

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Entryway Storage Console That Has It All!

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Thanks to Jaime from That’s My Letter and Ana White, you can build your own entry console with tons of hidden storage. I couldn’t agree with Jaime more when she says, “This console has it all: drawers, open shelving, baskets and bins… Personally I want concealed storage that’s easily accessible for my 3 kids but still neat looking and segregated so each child has their own designated basket and bin.” Jaime spent less than 1/4 of retail price (not including shipping charges!) and was able to modify the dimensions to not waste an inch of space and finish in her choice of color. Booya!

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Spell It Out This Valentine’s with Wood “I Love You” Blocks

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What better way to say I love you this Valentine’s Day than with wooden blocks that spell it out? Shelly of Dolen Diaries created her own set using using wood scraps. I love the combination of the rustic unfinished box and girlie pink painted cubes. Shelly says, “I absolutely adore these! Shh…don’t tell Pottery Barn but I actually like mine better. So sweet, simple, and a little romantic…just what Cupid called for!.

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High-Arch Tufted Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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Amber, a Knock Off Décor reader without a blog, really wanted a linen headboard for her new king-sized bed. While online prices were of course high, shipping to Canada added another monstrous expense. Amber and her husband decided instead to build their own headboard with deep tufts and nailhead trim and are sharing their steps right here on KOD! Without further ado, I’ll let Amber take it away with the how-to on how she made this beauty!

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Heart Catchall Dish with Gold Leaf Design

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Courtney of Crafts by Courtney turned a white heart bowl from Joann’s into a Pottery Barn look-a-like by adding details with a gold leaf pen. From jewelry to candy to paperclips to keys, there’s a lot this little bowl can hold. And at a little over $2 a piece, you might as well make a few for yourself and everyone you want to show a little love to this Valentine’s Day!

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