Stenciled Number Pillows

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If you follow me on Infarrantly Creative or have been around KOD for some time, you know I have a little (okay… a big) thing for making pillows. One of my favorite time savers is using ready-made covers from IKEA just like Erika from Retropolitan did to create these number pillows. Since the covers cost just a few dollars each, they are still cost-effective for the DIYer and provide a great starting point for stenciling and embellishing. In just an hour, Erika was able to make all four of these stenciled number pillows!

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Ikat Stenciled Cabinet

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I have said time and again how much I love the possibilities with stenciling, and Melissa from 5 Foot 12 Creations totally drives it home with her ikat console. I mean… wowzers! With a small paint brush and plate of craft paint in hand, Melissa completely transformed an IKEA console into a trendy piece of furniture that is sure to spark lots of conversations. It’s no wonder Melissa’s cabinet was one of the faves in the Creating with the Stars knockoff round!

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Patterned Monogram Letters

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We all love a good monogram, and Angie from The Country Chic Cottage for Crafts Unleashed shows how to make them come to life with some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. It’s really as simple as cutting and gluing! And with all the craft paper options out there, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Why be limited by store bought letters when you can design your own with a scene you love?

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Mason Jar Sewing Kit

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Linda from It All Started with Paint was a little slow to jump on the mason jar bandwagon. However, after a hand injury put a damper on her DIYing for awhile, Linda challenged herself to find creative uses for the 12-pack of jars that has been sitting untouched in her truck for months. First up was a cute little sewing kit that Linda pulled together for next to nothing. Linda offers clever tricks for giving the kit a more high end look without the expense and will give you with a few chuckles along the way!

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Twig and Easter Egg Spring Wreath

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As the name of her blog implies, Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict has a little love affair with plates. And… if you read KOD regularly, you know Debbie has made a pillow or two in her time. Well, let’s also add wreaths to Debbie’s list of obsessions! Debbie couldn’t resist creating her second spring wreath, a combination of twigs, pussy willow, and sparkly eggs, since she had almost all the needed materials on hand. Debbie’s newest wreath addition cost her only $7.50 compared to $79 for the PB version!

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Wood and Metal Aquarium Stand

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Marie, a KOD reader without a blog, wanted to create a display shelf on a wrought iron aquarium stand she purchase online. A bookcase from Ballard offered just the look Marie was after, and she sought out the help of her husband to revamp the aquarium stand by adding two plywood shelves. I’ll let Marie take it away with the details…

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Framed Burlap Bunny Silhouette

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I thought I would squeeze one more Easter decorating idea before the big day tomorrow. This adorable bunny art by Jessie from Dream and Differ is quick and easy, requires no fancy tools, and can easily adapted for other holidays. All Jessie did was trace an image printed from her computer onto the burlap and then paint it in. Even after Easter tomorrow, the bunny will be a cute addition to Jessie’s spring vignette!

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Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

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What better way to dress up your table for Easter than with décor that looks good enough to eat… and actually is! It wasn’t the pretty flower arrangements or sparkling glassware that caught the eye of Jennifer from Jennifer’s Mentionables as she browsed through Pottery Barn’s Easter catalog but their tasty bird’s nest cupcakes that double as dessert and décor. How sweet is this?!?

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