Marquee Letters

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Being a girl that loves all things vintage and retro, Morena of Morena’s Corner needed to light up her life with some marquee letters. Morena shares at Crafts Unleashed how she made her letters without using cords and outlets so they are portable and can be moved around without any hassle. Morena suggests trying them out as fun party or wall décor. How cool would they be in a Hollywood themed bedroom or family theatre room?

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Dog Silhouette Artwork

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If you’ve got a furry, four-legged friend that has stolen your heart, you are going to love these dog silhouettes made by Kacie of Kacie’s Kreations. Kacie created her custom artwork with silhouettes that were cut from photos and then traced and painted onto drop cloth fabric. I can also see these being adorable in a small frame on a table or bookshelf.

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Painted Wood Halloween Signs

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Less than $20 for a wooden Halloween sign from Pottery Barn Kids may not seem so bad. However, if you consider buying two or three signs to display together, the dollars start adding up. And if you consider that you could make the signs for free like Amie from Pinkapotamus, well, that seems like a no-brainer! All Amie needed was some scrap pallet wood from her stash and paint to deck out her porch with a trio of festive signs.

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Rolling Storage Crate

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If you’ve got kids, you know that toy storage is a must. And, if you’re like me, you know it’s nice if that toy storage is cute to boot {wink}! Meaghan from 2sisters2cities gave an unfinished craft store crate a designer look with some stain, casters, and a stencil. Using a ready-made crate is a great option if you want to save money with DIY but skip the power tools.

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Gold Leaf Ornaments

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Jen from Librarian Tells All shares how to turn some leaves into seasonal décor versatile enough to display fall through Christmas. Here’s from Jen: “I love West Elm’s Metallic Leaf ornaments! I imagine displaying them all through fall, dangling them above the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day and letting them shine alongside the chandelier crystals, then reusing them on the Christmas tree in December. But eight dollars apiece… West Elm, are you for real?! I knew I could come up with something similar for so much less. For just $4.89, I made eight, with supplies left over for many more. The best thing about this? You could so so many other things with these, too! Fill an apothecary jar, adorn a candle ring, make a wreath, decorate gift boxes with them, etc…”

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Wooden Chalkboard Sign

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A piece of scrap plywood can become a birthday sign that doubles as wall décor following this tutorial from Jaime at That’s My Letter.  The chalkboard finish makes this sign very versatile. Hang it for a party like Jaime did and then later add it a bedroom or playroom as wall décor. No doubt kids would love to change the message for tea parties, restaurant, and other pretend play.

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Popsicle Stick Art

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Ginger from Literally Inspired turned to popsicle sticks to add some character and personality to her master bathroom. “Popsicle sticks?” you may be wondering. You heard right! Ginger cleverly constructed a piece of wall art by painting and cutting popsicle sticks and then arranging them in a pattern on a canvas. It’s really cool how the wood looks like it’s woven together.

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Stenciled Ampersand Pillow

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It’s no secret that I have had a slight obsession with making my own pillows. I have also enjoyed the flexibility and savings of creating with stencils, so in my book you can’t really go wrong with a stenciled pillow {wink}! Jessica from Mom 4 Real shows how easy it is to make your own custom pillow using an easy peasy freezer paper technique.

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