Wood Framed Wall Clock

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Debbie at Me and My DIY again shows how simple it is to make a stylish wall clock without breaking the bank. Debbie’s Pottery Barn inspired clock began its humble life on a shelf at Wal-mart. Debbie took it from ordinary to eye catching by inserting it into a wood frame she constructed from leftover boards.

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Oversized Wall Clock

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It was the end to a great day when Doreen from Hymns and Verses scored a free tabletop on top of all her other junk store treasures. Doreen knew she wanted to make a large wall clock using the tabletop and pulled it off for only $15 with stunning results. She did a stellar job hand cutting out all the numerals and then tracing and painting them onto the clock face. Hands down, I’d pick Doreen’s  creamy white clock over Ballard’s $229 clock any day!

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Beadboard Drying Rack

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Here’s a blast from the past from one of my fave repurposing gurus around, Gail of My Repurposed Life. Gail turned an old crib rail into a laundry drying rack like Ballard’s ever- popular wall-mounted racks. Of course it wouldn’t escape Gail’s notice that those crib rungs are perfectly suited for their new life!

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Paper Flower Art

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The second Nikki from Tikkido saw pictures of the striking paper flower backdrop from Chanel’s Spring 2009 show she knew she wanted to recreate it. Happily, she did! And it only cost her about $15. Nikki says, “It was perfect as a backdrop for the party I was designing, and now has a second life as a gorgeous, large scale art piece in my home.”

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Hello Kitty Sleeping Bag

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Jenn of A Jennuine Life had been planning to make her daughter a sleeping bag for Christmas. When her daughter went gaga for a Sherpa sleeping bag in the PB Kids catalog, the project got pushed to the top of Jenn’s to-do list. Jenn totally outdid herself with this snuggly Hello Kitty bag that features a plush Kitty face and fleece lining. I am amazed by Jenn’s work! I just might start sleeping on the floor if I had a sleeping bag like this one!

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Faux Enamel Labels

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Angie from Knick of Time has long loved the look of enamel signs. When she couldn’t seem to win one in a giveaway or afford to purchase her own, Angie found a way to make her own with cardstock and glass glaze. Angie’s signs have the look of enamel, and you can make several of them for only $9!

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Butterfly Mobile

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Rena of The Cheese Thief and contributor at Crafts Unleashed recreated a butterfly chandelier she spotted at Pottery Barn using wax paper and bakers twine. The wax paper is perfect for achieving a light, airy feel and giving the appearance of fluttering butterfly wings. What a great way to lend a magical note to a little girl’s room!

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Antique Map Clock

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Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor on Crafts Unleashed made this custom wall clock as a Christmas gift for her mom. What makes the clock extra special is that it features an antique map of Morena’s Italian birthplace. Morena has plans in the works to make one for each of her four children who were born in different countries!

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