American Flag Canvas

american flag canvas

With Memorial Day coming up and the Fourth of July close behind, it’s the perfect time to break out that patriotic décor. Jeanie from Create & Babble has just the project to get you going – a flag-inspired canvas that requires little time or money. Jeanie says, “It took about 20 minutes and cost $0! My kind of craft!” Mine too {wink}! Jeanie happened to have a canvas on hand, but you could definitely paint the star and stripes on burlap or another fabric to create a hanging flag.

american flag canvas

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White Painted Headboard

knock off West Elm headboard

Living in an older home with smaller rooms, Shannon from So Pretty is as Pretty Does has one place to put her bed, and that’s in front of the window. A search online turned up some great headboard options that would still allow light into the room, but they all came with hefty price tags. Instead of breaking the bank, Shannon started a full-on Craigslist search that landed her a headboard with the openness and detail she desired. A few coats of paint, and Shannon says she loves her one-of-a-kind piece even more than her inspiration!

knock off West Elm headboard

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Burlap Message Board

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

Ballard’s burlap message board has gotten a lot of knock-off love throughout the blogosphere. Considering all the renditions I have seen of the popular board, I can’t help but be a little surprised when I come across a new take on it. Mel from {Frantz} Featherings created a spot-on copycat by attaching corkboard to a canvas and then wrapping it with burlap. While Mel says the canvas is a pricier alternative to foam core, it really helped her achieve the look she was after.

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

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Decorative Life Preserver

Pottery Barn Kids knock off life preserver

Megan from Our Pinteresting Family found tons of inspiration from the summer Pottery Barn Kids catalog for a nautical-themed bridal shower she has been planning. One item was a decorative life preserver that was priced at a whopping $69! That seems pretty pricey to me, especially when you can jazz up an inflatable tube from the dollar store like Megan did. All she had to do was add for strips of fabric with frayed edges to replicate the look. I bet the hardest part was blowing it up!

Pottery Barn Kids knock off life preserver

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Gold Leaf Tray

DIY gold leaf tray from goodwill tray - a West Elm knock off

Jae from Design O.C.D. has a love affair with trays and uses them in pretty much every room of her home. When she found a tray at the Goodwill for only $2, she of course scooped it up for her collection. Jae decided she wanted her new tray to have a flashy, metallic look and pulled it off with a gold leafing kit. Jae also offers same great suggestions to make your own tray if you aren’t fortunate enough to nab one for a bargain like she did.

DIY gold leaf tray from goodwill tray - a West Elm knock off

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Initial Tote Bag with Rubber Bottom

DIY initial tote bag with plasti dip bottom inspired by West Elm

The crafty momma over at Henry Happened shares how she created a cute, yet durable, bag that’s perfect for summer adventures. The secret to the bag’s durability is the use of Plasti Dip, which created a thick, rubber-like coating on the bottom of a craft store bag. Beside from the fact that the bag is just adorable, I love the idea of being able to plop it on the ground while outside without any worries of dirt stains!

DIY initial tote bag with plasti dip bottom inspired by West Elm

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Trunk Coffee Table

Build your own trunk coffee like Pottery Barn

It’s impossible not to be inspired by talented ladies like Ashley and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic, who are skilled with power tools and have stocked their homes with gorgeous furniture pieces that they built. Just look at this trunk-style coffee table that Whitney recently built following plans from Ana White! It’s pretty, budget friendly, and, best of all, easy to make! Whitney even says it’s a great beginner building project for those who have been on the fence. Time to get building!

Build your own trunk coffee like Pottery Barn

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Tiered Succulents Planter

Tiered Succulents Planter

Lucy from Craftberry Bush loves succulents and wanted to create a terrarium to house some of her own. Lucy created her planter by gluing glasses in between white ceramic bowls from the dollar store. I like how the rocks and moss add variety in both color and texture. This planter would be an eye-catcher in the house or outdoors.

Tiered Succulents Planter

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