Metallic Polka Dot Sharpie Art Mugs

Daniela from Put A Bird On It is all about creating lovely, “Pinterest-worthy” décor on a dime. She also happens to be a sucker for polka dots, so it’s no wonder metallic confetti mugs from West Elm caught her eye. Daniela shares how she made her own decorative mugs with Sharpies. She even took it a step further to customize a mug with her “phrase” for 2014 – Choose Happy.

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DIY Café Shelving for Seasonal Décor

Kara of Creations by Kara says she had been wanting to spruce up the area above her kitchen desk for ages. She found the perfect solution in Ballard’s café shelves and followed friend Shelley from House of Smith’s simple tutorial. All you need is a board, some trim pieces, and a couple of corbels. If you are a sucker for holiday vignettes and seasonal decorating, these shelves provide the perfect platform!

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Kids Play Canopy Even the Beginner Can Sew!

Forts made out of sheets… zippered play tents…large cardboard boxes… Kids love having their own “secret” hideaways. Christina from 2 Little Hooligans shares at The Girl Creative how she created a special retreat for her little ones using a hula hoop and twin sheets. Christina says this is a beginner project that takes just a couple of hours, and you sure can’t beat the price when store-bought play tents like this cost well over $100. It’s so stinkin’ cute that I want to crawl inside!

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Mid-Century Modern 6-Drawer Dresser

Lindsay from Makely School for Girls knew just the dresser she wanted for her daughter’s bedroom – mid-century modern style with clean lines and cool legs. The great news? She found EXACTLY what she had been envisioning at Crate & Barrel. The bad news? It was $1,600. Fortunately, there’s more great news! Lindsay’s friend Rayan from The Design Confidential drew up plans for the dresser, Lindsay’s hubs built the bad boy, and Lindsay finished it with extra high gloss white paint and stain. Talk about team work and a beeeautiful dresser!

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Organize Art Supplies in Style with Wall Cubbies

Carla of Blueberry Junkie is in the process of revamping her kids’ playroom, and one of the things she wanted to incorporate was an art area. Carla was challenged with neatly storing and organizing the art supplies without making them out-of-sight and, thus, out-of-mind for her kids. That’s where Ana White’s plans for numbered wall cubbies come in! Carla used scrap pallet wood from her garage to build her own cubbies in just a couple of hours. I love how inviting it is with the paper roll underneath!

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Wooden Number Tags–Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Like Yvonne at Stone Gable, do you go an organizing frenzy after Christmas? She whipped the built-ins in her living room into shape by organizing her books in baskets with wooden number labels. Yvonne made those lovely labels herself and shares her technique for transferring the text without a cutting machine. In addition to labeling baskets, you could also hang them on flower pots or vases for a pretty centerpiece, tie them around glass jars for creative storage, or even wrap up some silverware for a unique place setting.

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Scrap Fabric Patchwork Wall Art

Zoica, one of the crafty gals at Two Creative Women, shares a fairly simple project for turning fabric scraps into works of art. All it requires is a few rectangles of fabric and a little sewing. Of course, this is perfect for those last little bits of fabric you’ve been saving, or it could also be a fun way to give sentimental pieces like baby bedding new life.

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Fabric-Covered Parsons Console Table

Brit from House Updated needed a simple gray console table for her entryway and loved the color and texture of a cement one from Crate & Barrel (but not the $900 price tag). She took on the task of building her own console table in five simple steps using just a single piece of wood and a curtain panel from Ikea. Here’s from Brit: “It only took an afternoon to make and, best of all, it only cost $25! The result is a sturdy table that has enough texture to make it interesting – it is perfect in our entry!”

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