Stool Upholstered with Rug

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Kim from Made in a Day scored quite the deal when she got an old stool for only $1.99. It might not have been much to look at, but Kim took care of that! She recovered the seat with a kitchen rug from Wal-mart to mimic the look of hand-woven, recycled fabric stools she had seen at both Pier 1 and Target. I love it when a rescue and knock-off come together!

Recycled Fabric Stool Madeinaday

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Cookout Food Labels

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Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for backyard BBQs, bonfires, and pool parties. Jaime from That’s My Letter shares an idea for creating the perfect party table with her mini croquet mallet food labels. I mean how cute are these? Aside from just looking adorable, these food labels clearly mark all the grub so guests know what’s being served. They’re also versatile enough to be used as place cards or garden markers if you remove the base.

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Tufted Headboard

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Laura from The Steen Style has been hard at work decorating her master bedroom for the past three years. While she really wanted an over-sized, tufted headboard, she certainly didn’t want to spend bahoodles of dollars on one. Instead, Laura took on the bear of a project with the help of her fearless mom. Here’s what Laura has to say:  “The size made this project intimidating,but once we were finished, it was well worth the time…and definitely the money saved!”

diy tufted headboard inspired by west elm

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Tissue Paper Flowers

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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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Scrap Fabric Wall Art

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Chelsea at Making Home Base loves a good knock off. When she ran across some fabric scrap wall art from West Elm, Chelsea knew it would the perfect excuse to get her DIY on. All Chelsea had to do was grab an IKEA frame and make a quick trip to her scrap bin. This scrap buster project was not only cheap and simple, but it allowed Chelsea to create artwork that coordinates perfectly with her master bedroom.

West Elm Scrappy Wall Art Knock Off

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Monogram Hand Towel

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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.

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Hand Carved Monogram Soap

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I’m excited to share a double feature for our final day of Mother’s Day gift ideas from one of my bloggy buddies, Amy from The Idea Room. Amy is a lover of monograms and decided to try her hand soap carving, and boy was I blown away by her skills! Isn’t it amazing how she transformed the bar of Lever 2000 with a veggie peeler? Throw in the pretty packaging, and you’ve got a great gift for Mother’s Day!

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Cloche Jewelry Holder

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If your mom loves jewelry but already has enough to out-bling Vegas,  why not make her a jewelry holder for Mother’s Day? There are tons of tutorials out there for DIY jewelry storage, but what I love about this cloche from Christine at Tin’s Bloggin is that it is made from recyclables. How perfect is it for storing bracelets, watches, or rings?!?

pottery barn inspired jewelry cloche

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