Turn a Coffee Table into a Kids Art Table

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Laura of The Experimental Home had always wanted an activity table with a built-in roll of paper for her kids’ playroom. However, when Laura actually started decorating the space,  $200 and up seemed like a lot more money than when she was just dreaming about it. Laura decided to make her own out of an old coffee table instead. She spent around $15 on a cafe curtain rod, a roll of paper, and some big paper clips and about 15 minutes assembling the table. Sounds like a much wiser investment for a table that will undoubtedly see quite a few scribble marks in its lifetime!

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GIANT Kids Clipboard Easel

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Jamie from That’s My Letter and Ana White have joined forces to design and create building projects that would be make great gifts this holiday season. One of their gems is this mondo-sized clipboard easel. The clip is completely functional and the board is painted with chalkboard paint so kiddos can draw on it with chalk too! How awesome is that?!? My artistic daughter would go crazy over this!

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‘Give Thanks’ Thanksgiving Paper Garland

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Shirley from These Moments of Mine was kicking back with her PB Kids catalog with no intention of creating anything one night. However, after spying a a cute little Christmas garland, her creative juices got flowing and had another idea. Shirley got to work creating her own harvest version of the garland using craft paper, her Silhouette, and distressing ink. Her spur-of-the-moment project is a beautiful reminder to be thankful!

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Oversized Vintage Flashcard Art

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Our playroom is the first thing guests see as soon as they walk into our home. In an effort to spruce things up a bit, I have been giving the space a little TLC and making some changes, including knock-off wall art. Yesterday on Infarrantly Creative, I shared how I created these larger-than-life vintage flashcards. I love the clean look as well as the fact that they are humongo and take up a good bit of wall space on the cheap. Woot woot!

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Dancing Skeleton Halloween Garland

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I know I am not alone when I say I love the dollar store. There are all sorts of hidden treasures in there. Sharon from The Blue Willow House found one of those treasures when she stumbled upon a plastic moveable skeleton that reminded her of a cute garland she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn Kids. Sharon scooped up five packages and strung the dancing skeletons together in front of her fireplace. They look mighty happy about Sharon’s savings!

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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

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Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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Hanging Pumpkin Paper Lanterns for a ‘Happy’ Halloween

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When it comes to Halloween décor, Carrie from Making Lemonade likes to keep things happy and fun. Carrie saw a set of friendly jack o’ lanterns that inspired her to make her own patch of hanging paper pumpkins. She says, “Thanks to some glitter and a few paper lanterns, you have glittery Jack O’ Lanterns [...Read More]

Halloween Countdown Calendar

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You are probably no stranger to the adorable Halloween countdown calendars that Pottery Barn Kids sells each year. My kids simply adore countdowns, especially when there’s trick-or-treating at the end! Crafting Chick Jamie created her own felt calendar after seeing one of PBK’s lovelies years ago and went all out designing and decorating it with pumpkins, spiders, and other Halloween symbols. The excitement on her kids’ faces as they rush to countdown another day has been payment enough for the long hours cutting felt.

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