Removable Butterfly Wall Mural

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Nicole from ART+POLITICS+Life was inspired by the work of Paul Villinski to make her own stunning wall mural for less than $20 using vinyl, a hand drawn stencil, and scissors. Nicole says, “It’s actually very simple and completely removable if you decide to redecorate. This project is perfect for dorm rooms or any other room that needs a statement piece.”

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Paint Can to Patterned Storage Pail

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As soon as she saw Pottery Barn Kids’ paper-wrapped bucket, Anna from My Life and Kids knew she could make her own. Anna used new paint cans from the hardware store and simply wrapped them with patterned scrapbook paper using Mod Podge. These are great for toy storage or used as “gift bags” as Anna did for a friend’s baby shower.

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DIY Decoupage Bird Art

Yellow Bird by Tom Judd

Honor from Home Heart Craft loves all of Anthropologie’s pretties but often finds herself gawking at their crazy prices. Like over a thousand dollars for a 10” by 10” piece of artwork… how’s that for crazy?!? Honor decided to create her own original artwork using tracing paper, Mod Podge, and a frame. Honor’s little trick of using the tracing paper makes it look like the birdie was painted right onto the old atlas pages.

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Shiny Silver Painted Seashells

Silver Seashells

Becca at From Gardners to Bergers tested various techniques to create the perfect silver seashells. We can all thank Becca for saving us time and money in experimentation! She wanted her shells to be highly reflective and super shiny. This is a subtle way to add a bit of bling to your summer décor.

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Make a Pillow Cover from Fabric Scraps

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Have some fabric scraps that are too small for a sewing project? Make them into a cowhide pillow like Jessica from Décor Adventures did! Jessica used free fabric sample books to make a one-of-a-kind cowhide pillow, complete with zig-zag contrast stitching. I honestly adore the color and texture of Jessica’s pillow even more than her Ballard inspiration!

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Nature Collage Wall Art

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Mandy of This Girl’s Life had been drooling over a piece of nature wall art from Urban Outfitters, but, alas, it was no longer available. Mandy didn’t shed a tear over the unattainable artwork since she knew she could make her own using a freebie canvas and nature photos. Mandy says, “It turned out exactly how I had imagined and is the perfect art piece for our entryway… And I love that I spent about $5 total for supplies.”

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Colorfully Coiled Art Supply Cups

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As most of us are probably aware, creativity is often accompanied by a mess. Lucy from Craftberry Bush decided to bring some of her creative clutter under control by making Anthropologie-inspired coiled cups to hold her art supplies. Lucy wrapped yarn around cording to create a long strand with alternating colors and then hot glued it around tin cans. Aren’t these so pretty? Who would think a pencil holder would ever add this much interest to a space?!?

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Tall Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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While looking for a new headboard for her guest bedroom, Brit from House Updated found an upholstered headboard from West Elm that she loved. The clean lines and nailhead trim appealed to Brit’s design taste and had just the right amount of interest. But, best of all, it was nice and tall, which would make the bed a real showpiece in the room. Brit decided to build her own version, making it even taller and super soft by upholstering it with a velvet curtain from IKEA.

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