American Flag Canvas

With Memorial Day coming up and the Fourth of July close behind, it’s the perfect time to break out that patriotic décor. Jeanie from Create & Babble has just the project to get you going – a flag-inspired canvas that requires little time or money. Jeanie says, “It took about 20 minutes and cost $0! My kind of craft!” Mine too {wink}! Jeanie happened to have a canvas on hand, but you could definitely paint the star and stripes on burlap or another fabric to create a hanging flag.

american flag canvas

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Decorative Life Preserver

Megan from Our Pinteresting Family found tons of inspiration from the summer Pottery Barn Kids catalog for a nautical-themed bridal shower she has been planning. One item was a decorative life preserver that was priced at a whopping $69! That seems pretty pricey to me, especially when you can jazz up an inflatable tube from the dollar store like Megan did. All she had to do was add for strips of fabric with frayed edges to replicate the look. I bet the hardest part was blowing it up!

Pottery Barn Kids knock off life preserver

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Trunk Coffee Table

It’s impossible not to be inspired by talented ladies like Ashley and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic, who are skilled with power tools and have stocked their homes with gorgeous furniture pieces that they built. Just look at this trunk-style coffee table that Whitney recently built following plans from Ana White! It’s pretty, budget friendly, and, best of all, easy to make! Whitney even says it’s a great beginner building project for those who have been on the fence. Time to get building!

Build your own trunk coffee like Pottery Barn

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“Kitchen” Wall Sign

In the midst of a kitchen remodel, Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has pretty much everything kitchen-related on the brain. And what could be more fitting for a kitchen than a “KITCHEN” wall sign?!? Taryn created her wall art for a mere $4 using a frame she had kicking around, black and white vinyl, and her Silhouette. I can say from experience that the Silhouette is the handiest tool around when it comes to creating signs. It makes it SO easy!

DIY Kitchen wall sign inspired by Pottery Barn

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Wood Mermaid Sign

Megan from Our Pinteresting Family shares a fun idea for incorporating a little summer magic into your décor. Megan whipped up this cute mermaid sign for her daughter’s room from a wooden plaque and paint she already had on hand. Using her Silhouette, Megan easily created and cut the vinyl and then transferred into onto the plaque for instant wall art!

Pottery Barn Kids inspired wood mermaid sign

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Divided Wood and Metal Lazy Susan

Jaime from That’s My Letter is back again with another catalog-inspired project that is sure to knock you socks off! Jaime turned a large cake pan into a divided lazy Susan that offers the “perfect mix of warm wood and shiny metal.” The generous size of the pan allows plenty of room for utensils, napkins, and anything else you might need for an outdoor BBQ. Between her mini croquet mallet food labels and this lazy Susan, I’d say Jaime is all set for some summer entertaining!

make your own Pottery Barn inspired metal and wood Lazy Susan

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Tissue Paper Flowers

This time of year I simply can’t get enough flowers. However, as much I love the look and scent of fresh flowers, I can’t justify spending lots of money on something that will end up in the garbage in a few days. DeDe from Designed Décor offers a budget-friendly solution with her tissue paper cherry blossoms. DeDe created her blooms from tissue paper and then hot glued them onto branches. It is amazing how real they look!

diy cherry blossom flowers from tissue paper

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Monogram Hand Towel

This morning I shared some pretty monogrammed soaps that Amy from The Idea Room carved up herself. I love the idea of pairing the soaps with a DIY monogram hand towel for Mom. Amy tells exactly how easy this project is: “This project literally took me about 15 minutes to complete and I had all the products already on hand…Love it when that happens!” Even if you don’t use a Silhouette or their sewable fabric interfacing, you could still easily pull this off by tracing and cutting out your own letter and adhering it with Heat ‘n Bond.

monogrammed hand towel

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