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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Baby Co-Sleeper

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With baby number five on the way, Courtney from Ordinary Happily Ever After found herself for the first time without an extra crib on hand. After a little searching online, she stumbled upon the idea to use a co-sleeper. The hefty price tag only put Courtney off for a moment before she decided she could easily construct her own. Very little expense went into the build since Courtney already had the wood and legs on hand for this cozy little baby bed.

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Velvet Trim Pillow

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Brittany of brittanyMakes provides an easy tutorial for how to sew a velvet trimmed pillow without the hassle of cord or piping. Brittany used a velvet ribbon to create her lush trim. While the softness and warmth of velvet is perfect for the holidays and cold winters, its elegance extends throughout the year!

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Happy New Year and Top Ten of 2012

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As we all celebrate the beginning of a new year, Knock of Décor also celebrates its second birthday. I am so grateful for all of you who visit each day to get your knock-off fix and make this site the great success that it is.

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I love that I get to showcase such amazing talent and would like to recognize the top ten projects featured on KOD during 2012 according to page views. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane…

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Checkerboard Butcher Block

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust made this gorgeous checkerboard butcher block from maple and oak as a Christmas gift. The hardwood board is finished with a special butcher block oil so it’s completely food safe. It turned out so beautifully, Kristen ended up making two more!

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Pewter Tray with Bird

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Morena from Morena’s Corner unveils her secret for making plastic look like high end pewter. It only took Morena some paint to glam out this once flowery dollar store tray. With metallics looking hot for 2013, this is a must-try technique!

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