Salt Dough Robin’s Eggs

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While switching out her Valentine’s décor for spring, Emily from life{illustrated} decided she needed some eggs to complete her vignette. Right away. Out came the flour, salt, water, and food coloring, and Emily whipped up a batch a pretty blue robin’s eggs lickety split! Emily’s eggs look so much more natural to me than their rather plasticy counterpart.

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Ruffled Pillowcases

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During her monthly sewing group, Terra from Mama Says Sew made these gorgeous ruffled pillowcases with contrast stitching. From a king-sized sheet, the ladies were able to make several sets, and the price came out to only $3 per pillowcase. I simply adore the pop of color in the turquoise thread and how it ties into Terra’s other pillow. Who would think such a little bit of thread would make such an impact!

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Framed Skeleton Keys

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Instead of paying $99 for framed skeleton keys, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage suggests stalking secondhand stores to make these beauties at a fraction of the cost. A mere fraction of the cost. Like $7 for two instead of $200! Angie pulled it off by pairing a set of reproduction skeleton keys she found at the flea market with thrift store frames. I love how they came out!

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Subway Train Art

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As soon as Rachel from Holy Craft saw a large framed painting at a garage sale, visions of Restoration Hardware’s classy subway art swirled in her head. She whipped out the paint and vinyl to transform the artwork into a piece she can truly love. And would you believe it cost less than $5 total??? That’s an amazing steal for such a large piece of artwork, especially when you consider the $550 price tag of Rachel’s inspiration!

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Chalkboard Office Storage Jars

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Erica from Craftivity Designs has been working on her home office and found a cute and thrifty way to store small supplies by repurposing baby food jars. Erica made the jars pretty with paint and then added chalkboard labels for organization. And isn’t everything just better with a chalkboard finish {wink}? This is such a simple project that would be useful throughout the house – spices in the kitchen, bath salts in bathroom, game pieces in the playroom…

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Hand Painted Market Sign

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Heidi from All That Brings Joy was inspired by all the different hand painted, antique looking signs she’s seen around Pottery Barn for the last year or two to finally tackle her own. She decided to make one for her kitchen and went with the word market. With the little amount of wood and paint required for this project, Heidi was able to do it without spending any money.

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Mannequin Bust Jewelry Holder

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Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she combined her love for all things vintage and the dressmaker’s form trend to create a truly unique jewelry holder. Morena did a great job achieving an antiqued finish and walks you through the simple steps to get the same look. This piece is “striking” on its own or draped with necklaces and other accessories.

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Wood Coat Knobs

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Anu from Nalle’s House was all settled on modern coat knobs she wanted to purchase for her mini mudroom… and then discovered they simply wouldn’t fit. Anu found a very cost-friendly alternative in some unfinished wood knobs that she finished with a bright blue stain and mounted with double-ended screws. The knob are functional and add a great pop of color to the small space (which is absolutely darling)!

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