Crib Skirt with Trim

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Kristin of The Simple Things tends to have high end tastes, so it was no surprise that the only bedding she loved for her baby girl on-the-way was crazy expensive. “So, what does any good DIY-lovin’ gal do?” Kristin asks. Why, gather up her fabric and make one herself of course! Kristin honestly makes it look as easy as pie… all the way from the pretty pink trim to the “peek-a-book” grey that I adore!

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Valentine’s Envelope Chair Backer

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I made my kids chair backers for Halloween last year and they absolutely loved the thrill of finding treats inside each morning. Carrie from Simply Home shares how she created these adorable felt chair backers for Valentine’s Day with a few basic supplies. While the detail work may be a bit time consuming, you can save some serious dough by making these yourself. Carrie spent only $20 for four chair backers as opposed to paying $27 a piece with monogram!

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White Desk with Wood Top

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Kate from Magic City Thistle exercised some serious resourcefulness to recreate the look of a white desk with wood top she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn. The base was the simple part – a few storage cubes, and Kate was done. However, it’s pretty tricky to make a wood desktop without any wood. Kate rummaged around and found an old shelf, cardboard, and wood grain contact paper to work with. How’s that for rocking what you’ve got?!?

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Doll Trundle Bed

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust didn’t waste any time working her magic to create an item for her daughter’s spring auction. She rightfully knew all the girls would go gaga for this adorable daybed made to fit an American Girl doll. Kristen went completely “green” for this project and used all scraps she had on hand for both the bed and linens!

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Reclaimed Wood Shelf

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Gretchen of Boxy Colonial needed display shelves for her boys’ bedroom and liked the look of some reclaimed wood shelves from West Elm. However, at $58 for the smallest shelf, it simply wasn’t happening. Instead, Gretchen enlisted her husband and two sons to make these look-a-likes with wood “reclaimed” from the scrap pile. I have a feeling it didn’t take too much persuading to get them to bang up the boards with hammers and screwdrivers {wink}!

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Distressed “LOVE” Canvas

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Robyn of The Pink Peony of Le Jardin was fueled by her love for Ballard’s monogram art to create a canvas that’s perfect for displaying in a Valentine vignette. The weathered black and cream finish coordinates beautifully with any color scheme and offers an alternative to typical Valentine’s colors.

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Chain Necklace Vase

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Morena of Morena’s Corner for Crafts Unleashed created this amazing chained vase that is a knockout with or without flowers. I honestly love Morena’s vase more than her inspiration. The decorative clasps and variation in chain thickness just make it prettier in my book!

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Faux Mantel Wall Shelves

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If you bemoan the fact that you don’t have a mantel and, therefore, a place displaying for cutesy holiday vignettes, you’ve got to check out these shelves from Mallory at Classy Clutter! Mallory built simple wall shelves by adding trim and corbels to a MDF board. These look great clustered together, so you can customize the number and size of your shelves to meet your space and decorative needs. Doesn’t Mallory’s suh-weet Valentine’s display make you want to build one right now!?!

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