Wooden Chalkboard Sign

chalkboard-sign

A piece of scrap plywood can become a birthday sign that doubles as wall décor following this tutorial from Jaime at That’s My Letter.  The chalkboard finish makes this sign very versatile. Hang it for a party like Jaime did and then later add it a bedroom or playroom as wall décor. No doubt kids would love to change the message for tea parties, restaurant, and other pretend play.

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Wooden Popsicle Set

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“P” is for popsicle, and “A” is for absolutely adorable! There’s no other way to describe this wooden play popsicle set from Jamie at That’s My Letter. While the Pottery Barn Kids inspiration may cost only $24, Jamie points out that it’s on backorder and is not personalized like her tasty treats. Plus, that’s still $24 more than you’ll spend if you’ve the scrap wood and craft paint on hand to make your own. Wouldn’t this be an awesome handmade gift for a birthday or Christmas?

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Ruffled Crib Skirt

diy tiered ruffle skirt

Ilene from Come On, Ilene! fell in love with a ruffled crib skirt for her baby-on-the-way’s nursery. With gray and white dominating the space, Ilene felt the ruffles were the perfect girly touch. Here’s what she has to say: “This project was fairly simple. It just took a long time to cut, serge, ruffle, pin and sew all the layers of ruffles together. I loved how it turned out though! It was the perfect finishing touch to my new crib!”

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Canvas Halloween Countdown Calendar

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When Colleen from Just Paint It wanted to make a felt Halloween countdown calendar for her grandkids but found herself without any felt, she turned to a material that’s always readily available in her house – canvas! Colleen painted her canvas and added some dollar store décor for a fun and detailed calendar. Colleen is a talented artist AND teacher, providing detailed tutorials so anyone can paint their own spooky Halloween scenes like the tree featured on her calendar.

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Chalkboard Floor Desk

cabinet door desk

Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted to get a special gift for her niece’s first birthday. She thought a floor desk from Pottery Barn Kids was super cute but most definitely not worth the expensive, especially when you have a cabinet door from a trash heap on hand! With a few leftover project boards and some paint, Larissa turned the old door into a chalkboard version of the desk for only $10. Not only is it too cute for words but also coordinates with her niece’s room!

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Treat-or-Treat Sign

trick or treat sign

Lorraine from South Meets Southwest created this Halloween sign as a craft prize for Bunco night with the girls. (And let me say that I love the idea of everyone bringing a craft to exchange as a prize!) She used a ballpoint pen to leave the imprint for her text and then painted it in. Lorraine says, “I went home with a very cute craft from the party, but I was still a little sad to have to part with my Halloween sign.” Looks like another sign’s in the making!

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Halloween Countdown Calendar

halloween felt calendar

Courtenay from The Creek Line House has had Halloween fever for the past several weeks and couldn’t wait any longer to get her craft on for the occasion. She says, “When I saw this Halloween countdown calendar in the latest PBK catalogue, I just had to see if I could make one as easily as I thought I could. With just some felt from Michael’s and a few packs of
letter stickers, I created something almost identical… for about $11 instead of $59.”

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Painted Owl Bookends

dollar tree owl bookends

Bookends are a great way to add a little personality to a shelf and, of course, keep your books from falling over like dominoes! Charlene from My Frugal Adventures shares how you can save some cash by making your own bookends from figurines. The key is to find figurines, like Charlene’s little ceramic owls from the dollar store, that are hollow and have a hole in the back. With some rocks and spray paint, they become sturdy and adorable bookends!

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