Doll Crib with Changing Table


Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!

diy doll crib

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Chalkboard Tile Place Card Holders


A couple of weeks ago I shared a fun twist on your traditional place cards that was made from repurposed Scrabble game pieces. If you loved the idea but don’t have an old Scrabble game to dispose of, Laura from Inspiration for Moms shares at My Crafty Spot how you can get the look with a strip of molding and wood tiles from the craft store. All Laura had to do was cut her molding to size and then paint her tiles with chalkboard paint. The result? “A super simple craft that is a great addition to your table at any family gathering!”

DIY Chalkboard Tile Place Card Holders

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A Sparkly Letter for a Glitter-Loving Girl


When Charlene from My Frugal Adventures saw a large, eye catching glitter letter from Pottery Barn Kids, she knew it would thrill her glitter-loving daughter and be a fairly simple way to decorate the space above her dresser. Charlene loved that the finish was “delicate and pretty” and not too flashy. Equipped with Martha Stewart’s liquid gilding and a fine glitter, Charlene made her own letter that has “just the right amount of sparkle” for a mere $6!

diy glitter letter

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Fork and Spoon Kitchen Wall Art


Anita from Inspired Passions loves all things Pottery Barn and says she would move into the store if possible! She loved their fork and spoon canvases, but sadly they were out of budget and too big for her tiny kitchen. Anita created a more appropriately sized (and priced!) version with a canvas, carbon paper, and a black pastel. Anita says, “I had a lot of fun doing this project, and it looks really cute in the kitchen!”

fork and spoon canvas

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Rescued Medicine Cabinet to Message Center


Five years ago Jamie from anderson + grant rescued a metal cabinet from her grandmother’s garage before it was torn down. The old cabinet had collected quite a bit of dirt and grime over the years, but Jamie saw some future potential in it. Years later inspiration finally hit, and Jamie transformed the rundown cabinet into a functional message center for her home that features a chalkboard door and key hook rack.

diy message center

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Super Cheap Numbered Baskets


I know I can always count on Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict for a good knock-off, and again she doesn’t disappoint! Recently Debbie’s teenage grandson started using her guest bedroom, which necessitated a few tweaks to the space, including her French number plaque baskets. Debbie gave them a more masculine edge by simply tying on mailbox numbers with jute. She says, “There it is! Could it be any easier or cheaper?”

numbered baskets

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Turn Vacation Seashells into Meaningful Art


Desiree from Camelot Art Creations had a collection of beautiful seashells her sons found on a recent trip to the Gulf. She was inspired to turn the shells into artwork using an old VHS crate that was begging for a repurpose. Desiree created a coastal look with a fresh coat of white paint and faux linen paint treatment and personalized the art even more by adding the coordinates from their beach destination.

seashell art

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Spray Painted Sconces and Lamp Shades


Laura from Inspiration for Moms wanted to add some new lighting in her son’s updated bedroom for bedtime reading. She found just the look she wanted in some sconces from PB Teen and remembered that she happened to have some old sconces stored away. The only problem was that they were the wrong color and needed new shades. Nothing a little spray paint couldn’t handle! Laura ended up making her knockoff lighting for about $20 total, which is a savings of $350 from her inspiration!

painted sconces and shades

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