Wooden Twine and Scissors Holder

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When it comes to Pinterest, the pinning is the easy part. It’s making those pins actually come to fruition that presents the greater challenge. So you know Angie at Knick of Time was thrilled to mark this wooden twine holder as “pinned and done,” especially considering she pulled it off for less than a dollar using part of an old chair leg and a small wooden plaque she picked up from the craft store. This is such a darling storage idea that could also work great for ribbon, wasabi tape, and other crafting supplies.

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Supply Cart Tray

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Kate from Magic City Thistle loved the look of an oh-so-cute tray that resembles a supply cart but would never have the little cart on her coffee table without getting creative! Kate sourced a basic wooden tray from her local thrift store and revamped it with paint and four tiny grapevine wreath “wheels.” Doesn’t it make for the cutest display on her outdoor dining table?

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Tripod Floor Lamp

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The minute Julie from Do or DIY saw Restoration Hardware’s tripod floor lamp, she knew she had to have it. Well, maybe not RH’s almost $1400 lamp, but a very similar DIY version! Julie wanted it to have that antique vibe, so she took to Craigslist to find an old wooden tripod that was used for mounting telescopes. Husband Chris took over the electrical work, and the lamp was complete! It turns out that Julie and Chris’ lamp cost less than even the sales tax of the Restoration Hardware version!

diy tripod lamp

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Etched Glass Easter Egg Ornament

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When Jill from Create.Craft.Love laid eyes on some monogrammed glass Easter egg ornaments, she knew it was time to break out the etching cream. Jill created an initial stencil with her Silhouette, adhered it to her glass egg ornament, and then applied the etching cream. Ten minutes later Jill rinsed it off and had a simple and elegant take on the classic Easter egg!

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Vintage Locker Baskets

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Linda from It All Started with Paint is a big fan of shiny metals in her décor. Generally, the more sparkle and glitter… the better! However, that wasn’t the look she was going for in her dining room. So Linda transformed some shiny chrome locker baskets she ordered online into vintage baskets that appear to have stood the tests of time using just paint and about 15 minutes of time!

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Birds and Branches Wall Canvas

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Christy from Planted and Blooming Girl fell in love with a painting for her daughter’s room that was the perfect mix of girly and outdoorsy. But, alas, it was way too expensive, especially for a girl who frequently likes to change out her décor. Christy challenged herself to grab a canvas and paints and create her own artwork. If you are thinking Christy obviously has artistic talent, she says it’s not the case. She’s just a “nurse on a budget” who was inspired to try her hand at something new!

birds and branches wall canvas inspired by pottery barn kids

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Easter Egg Branches Centerpiece

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Andrea from Queen of Kings fell in love with a lovely Easter display of cherry blossom branches and hanging eggs but couldn’t justify spending an exorbitant amount of money on some fake eggs. That’s where a little creativity and craft store supplies came into play! Andrea stretched her money by doctoring up paper mache eggs with paint, ribbon, and lettering from the computer. She got almost the exact look of her inspiration, but it only cost her $7!

easter egg branches centerpiece inspired by pottery barn

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Handpainted Framed Word Art

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Ann wanted to repurpose old framed art into décor for her bathroom and knew just where to turn – Deb from Lake Girl Paints. Deb took apart the frames and matting and gave the pieces new life as hand-painted word art. Here’s from Deb: “So a fresh recycle will bring trendy style to Ann’s bath. It sure makes you think about old things in a new way.”

Word Art for your Bathroom

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