Gemstone Sharpie Wall Art

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Lidy from Hello Lidy was inspired to create gem wall art for a corner of her room after spying some striking mirrors from West Elm. Lidy easily mimicked the look of the precious stones with a piece of foam board and a Sharpie. Here’s what Lidy says about her new DIY artwork: “I think it’s super fun and really modernizes that corner of the room. It’s really easy to remove from the wall and then reapply somewhere else if I get too tired of it! Thanks to West Elm, I have some lovely new wall art to look at!”

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Wood Slice Coasters with Sayings

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A few weeks ago Shauna from Satori Design for Living was looking at West Elm’s new market and came across some adorable wooden drink coasters. They reminded Shauna of wood slice ornaments she had previously made, and she just so happened to have some wood pieces leftover. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a DIY! Not only did Shauna need a set of coasters for her basement family room, but she also whipped some up to give away as gifts.

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Turn Burlap Scraps Into a Christmas Tree

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Burlap is something pretty much every crafty person has on hand. Why not turn a scrap of that fabric into a rustic Christmas tree? Melissa from Two It Yourself made a cone using a piece of cardstock then hot glued on strips of burlap to create loops. Here’s what Melissa has to say about her little burlap tree: “This project was simple and it didn’t cost me a dime because I had everything on hand.  Even if you don’t have burlap in your stash at home, you can still get by making this project for less than $5…”

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Easy 15-Minute Ribbon Christmas Trees

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Carrie from Making Lemonade and a few blogging buddies collaborated to come up with simple holiday ideas called Christmas in a Minute. One of those fabulous ideas is a ribbon Christmas tree that you can make in literally 15 minutes! Carrie says, “Have a few minutes? Great, then you can create these easy ribbon looped Christmas trees that make perfect holiday decor for tables, mantels, buffets, and even window sills.” I love how easy it is to customize this project to fit your holiday color scheme.

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Silver and White Painted Nutcrackers

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Wanna put a modern twist on the traditional nutcracker this holiday season? Check out these silver and white beauties from Allison at House of Hepworths. It’s hard to believe they were once rather scary-looking nutcrackers with crazy hair from the dollar store. Allison gave them a sleek, monochromatic makeover with some silver and white spray paint. Much better I’d say!

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DIY Herringbone Floor Mirror

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Justin and Kayla from Home Coming are DIY and home bloggers with a lot of love for updating a house on a budget. Combine Justin’s handiness with Kayla’s creativity, and you’ve got a DIY team made in heaven! The couple has been updating their 1920′s Minneapolis house, and their latest project is this oversized floor mirror. Kayla fell in love with the West Elm version, but at $540, it wasn’t in their budget. But with $36 (and 13 hours), Justin and Kayla created their own beautiful rendition!

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DIY Metallic Print Glassware

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Sarah of Sarah Hearts loved the simple, geometric design of some metallic glasses from West Elm, and with her Silhouette and gold vinyl was able to easily make her own. Sarah created one set that is literally spot-on with her West Elm inspiration and then went a step further to make some with retro-inspired designs. These are perfect for holiday gatherings!

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Painting on a Textured Rug

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Mandi from Vintage Revivals was loving the look of a handwoven rug with an ethnic vibe from West Elm, but $800 was definitely out of her price range. Since the imperfection of the design was what Mandi loved about the rug, it was the perfect project to DIY. She purchased a rug with a similar nubby texture and then went to work with tape and a paint brush. Best of all, Mandi shares her secret for painting on a textural rug and still get getting fab results!

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