Sweater Pillows

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If you follow me at Infarrantly Creative, you know about my recent endeavor to help a family rebuild after a painful period in their lives by creating a home they truly love. One way I pinched pennies on pillows was by repurposing a couple of sweaters. Sweaters are seriously a dime a dozen at Goodwill, and if you reuse some filling from old pillows like I did, you can make your own cozy pillows for practically nothing.

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Book Page Tree Art

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Brooke from Inside-Out Design was thrilled when she saw tree art made from book pages while walking through a West Elm store. She loved the look and knew she could easily replicate it with a canvas and a book she didn’t mind dedicating to the cause. Brooke suggests using pages from different books to incorporate a variety of text sizes, fonts, and paper shades.

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Driftwood Orb

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After a beach trip, Zoe from Creative in Chicago was feeling inspired to create coastal décor. So it was no surprise that a driftwood orb from Crate & Barrel sent her on a mission to collect driftwood and make her own. Zoe’s orb is so stunning that you’d think it was a difficult project to tackle. So not true! Once you check out Zoe’s tutorial you will see how easy it really is (which will, of course, make you want to schedule your own special beach trip to collect driftwood and make an orb)!

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Floor Standing Candle Pillar

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Candle pillars can be crazy expensive, but Melissa from The Happier Homemaker found a way to make her own Goliath-sized floor pillar for less than $10. The trick was in upcycling a broken coat rack that was dumpster bound. Melissa just had to replace the top of the coat rack with a circular piece of wood and give the whole shebang a spray with some paint. One coat rack could make an entire set of tabletop pillars or one tall floor pillar like Melissa’s.

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Faux Mercury Glass Pendant

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This DIY mercury glass pendant is the very first project Tricia shared on her new blog Simplicity in the South. She had been wanting to try out Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. With a few coats of the paint, Tricia made an inexpensive shade from Lowes look like the $400 one she’d been drooling over!

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Clock Face Plates

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Pottery Barn carried some wonderful vintage clock plates during the holiday season of 2009.  Unfortunately for Susan from Between Naps on the Porch they sold out quickly and never came back.  “So, what do you do when you’re craving Pottery Barn Clock Plates and there are none to be had?” Susan asks. I think we all know the answer to that {wink}! Susan happened upon an ironing board cover with various clock faces and used the fabric to transform a set of clear plates into her own PB replicas. Following Susan’s steps you could use any fabric that fits your fancy to give some clear plates a whole new look!

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Painted Chevron Frame

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Beth from B & B Build A Life has a love for chevron and wanted to bring life to her drab cubicle with the bold pattern. She didn’t want to spend much and was able to create a painted chevron frame for only about $5. Beth says, “It was so easy, I actually did it while watching TV!”

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Grapevine Pumpkins

DIY Pumpkins with Grapevine

I felt a little giddy last night when I walked outside and felt a definite chill in the air, a sure sign that fall is upon us. Laura from Inspiration for Moms loves decorating for fall and has already added a natural touch to her pumpkins with some grapevine. I love how you can get so many different looks with the twine, especially the little curlicues {smile}.

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