Heart Catchall Dish with Gold Leaf Design

Courtney of Crafts by Courtney turned a white heart bowl from Joann’s into a Pottery Barn look-a-like by adding details with a gold leaf pen. From jewelry to candy to paperclips to keys, there’s a lot this little bowl can hold. And at a little over $2 a piece, you might as well make a few for yourself and everyone you want to show a little love to this Valentine’s Day!

heart catch-all

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DIY Geometric Faceted Lamp Base

Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs always blows me away with her UH-mazing DIY projects and design skills. The girl is good! So good in fact that she and her husband David created their own set golden faceted lamp bases out of MDF… for only about $11 a piece. David has already figured out all those tricky angles, so the hard part is done. You can just get your MDF and cut and glue your way to DIY gorgeous geometric lamps!

diy geometric lamp

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Valentine’s Pillow with A Lot of Heart

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the last thing you want to dish out hundreds of dollars for is décor. Especially considering it will only be out a couple of weeks! Dena from Hearts & Sharts was in shock when she came across a heart pillow with an outrageous price tag of $198. She literally dropped everything and made the pillow in under an hour just to show how easily (an inexpensively) it can be done!

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Stackable Fruit and Vegetable Crates

Shayna of The Wood Grain Cottage loved the idea of adding storage to her kitchen with stackable crates but found their $100+ price tag a little “extreme.” Instead, she says, “I grabbed up my handsome hubby and headed to the garage to start building.” I love how these crate utilize vertical space instead of taking up treasured counter space!

stackable fruit crate

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Black and White Painted Herringbone Frame

Andrea from Decorating Cents was browsing around Pinterest when she came across a graphic black and white frame from West Elm. Unfortunately, Andrea found that the frame was no longer available. Bummer! However, Andrea knew she could just make her own and did just that with an unfinished wood frame from Michaels and paint. Her inexpensive knock-off frame sure packs a lot of punch! I love what a little paint can do!

west elm inspired frame

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Make a Tic Tac Toe Game for Your Valentine

Saxon from Let’s Drink Coffee, Darling shares the perfect handmade Valentine’s gift for the game-lover in your life – a wooden Tic Tac Toe board! Saxon kept things on the simple side by purchasing almost all her wood pieces pre-cut, but you could certainly bust out the scrap wood and cut the pieces yourself to save some green. I love the double meaning of the X’s and O’s for Valentine’s Day!

diy tic tac toe board

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Paint an Aztec Rug with Drop Cloth

Like me, you have probably seen your fair share of painted rugs. However, I was still blown away when I stumbled upon this “Aztec wonder” that Janel from Nellie Bellie created with a drop cloth and paint. Yep, that’s paint, Folks! Janel cut shapes from sponges and then stamped away, building “basic design on top of basic design.” All I can is “Wowzers!” This takes rug painting to a whole new level!

DIY navajo rug

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Whimsical Paper Flower Wall Décor

Mary Kathryn from Mathews Family Happenings was smitten by the wallflowers she had seen on several blogs. She had even come close to buying them a few times but knew she could create them for less. And that she did! Mary Kathryn cut all the little flower shapes from poster board, curled the petals, and then attached them to the wall with putty. They look lovely in her daughter’s nursery and add the perfect touch of whimsy.

wall flower decor

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