Burlap Magnolia Blooms for Fall

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With the arrival of each new season, Gail from Purple Hues and Me says she loves to visit Pier 1 for inspiration. On a recent trip she saw some pretty handcrafted branches of burlap magnolia stems and was inspired to recreate these lovelies. Gail hit up her fabric stash for leftover burlap and formed it into realistic looking blooms with the help of Mod Podge and floral wire. I love the natural look and texture of burlap for fall!

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Sophisticated Sea Fan Art for the Beach Lover

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Here’s another project from imeeshu to help you achieve that high end look for less. Meesh says, “Why pay $400 for a framed sea fan when you can make it for $10?” That’s exactly what Meesh did with some consignment store frames and beautiful sea fans that she ordered online. Throw in some hot glue magic and presto – sophisticated beach-inspired art on a dime!

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Once a Bookshelf… Now Mudroom Lockers!

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Restoration Hardware’s entryway lockers had Meesh from imeeshu swooning for months. She had designed a full-on building plan before realizing she could pull it off without risking sawing off a finger. Meesh redirected her efforts and found a bookshelf she could repurpose with the addition of a few boards and chalk paint. Meesh says, “A little bead board, some industrial hooks, Michael’s crates, and voila! It’s perfect.”

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No-Sew Colorful Tassel Pillow

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Jennifer of Brave New Home stumbled across a colorfully-tasseled pillow from Anthropologie that brought her online browsing to halt. She says it had “a unique combination of fun, whimsy, and worldly charm” – everything she loves about Anthropologie! Jennifer just so happened to have a plain white pillow cover from IKEA that she’d picked up for just such an occasion. She got her tassel-making on and then adorned the pillow with all her colorful creations.

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One-of-a-Kind Octagon Dining Room Table

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Cassandra from The Life of CK and Nate was over her scratch-and-dent, impossible to keep clean, and downright embarrassing dining room table. She went on a hunt for a new round table and came up with a couple of fabulous options from Restoration Hardware. Of course, that’s fabulous as in fabulous inspiration. Cassandra and her husband borrowed aspects from those lovely tables to design their own totally unique table complete with an octagon tabletop and six angled legs.

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Decorative Mirror from Toilet Paper Rolls

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Meghan from Happiness Is… Creating finally decided to jump on board the toilet paper roll art train. While it may be hard to consider toilet paper rolls an art form, the pliable cardboard proved to be the perfect material for recreating the petal-like look of a mirror Meghan loved. The carefully arranged cardboard pieces have an amazingly similar effect to the wrought iron of Meghan’s inspiration, and her mirror only cost fifteen bucks instead of one hundred and fifty!

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Sew Your Own Kids Floor Cushions

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After sharing Charlotte’s handmade pouf this morning, I wanted to give Susan from Living with Punks another moment in the spotlight. I featured the floor cushions she created for her wee ones almost three years ago when KOD was just a baby. Oh me oh my… her fabric choices simply blow the inspiration right out of the water!

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Easy as 1, 2, 3 Numbers Floor Pouf

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Charlotte from Ciburbanity recently participated in a contest where she was challenged to create a sewing project using fabric from Waverly. Since she doesn’t consider herself a skilled seamstress, Charlotte knew a copycat project was the way to go and found an adorable numeric pouf for inspiration. She combined her lovely blue floral fabric with canvas drop cloth to put a fun twist on Land of Nod’s comfy math cushion.

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