Fabric Yo-Yo Push Pins

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If you have a little girl, you undoubtedly know about all the cute hair doodads that can be made from fabric yo-yos. However, their usefulness is not limited to hair accessories. Amanda from Be Sweet beautified a bulletin board by turning her leftover yo-yos into pushpins. These are so stinkin’ cute and a great way to add style to something as useful as a memo board.

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Stenciled Wall Mirror

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You all know I have about of a love affair with stenciling. With the endless design options and potential for taking the ordinary to extraordinary, there’s a lot to love. One thing I am yet to try stenciling is a mirror, but Beth from Free Stylin’ does a fabulous job showing how it’s done. She used a large stencil to transform a cheapo door mirror into a stunning decorative piece. Amazingly, the pattern is almost identical to her Ballard inspiration!

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Felt Pillow Covers

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Cupkateer Ananda knew as soon as she saw some felt pillows from PB Teen that she could replicate them for cheap. Pottery Barn charges a whopping $39 for one of their pretty pillows, but crafty ladies like Ananda know that felt’s hardly that expensive! The Cupkateer version? $5! Ananda even breaks it down for you step-by-step with patterns and all so you can make your own!

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Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman

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If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding  a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!

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Number Art Nightstand

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For her “Big Guy’s” thirtieth birthday, Dana from Crafted Niche surprised him with a nightstand she picked up off of Craigslist and refabbed with some cool number art. Dana used a projector to trace on the number design and then painted it in with homemade chalk paint. While the outside is pretty amazing, Dana also customized the inside with dividers to hold the Big Guy’s beloved sunglass collection. She definitely gets some awesome girlfriend bragging rights for this gift!

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Kids Play Kitchen

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When Mable from Lilato Laka came across a retro kitchen at Pottery Barn Kids, it was love at first sight. Of course, the price wasn’t all that lovable, so Mable pulled out her tools! For a grand total of $60, Mable transformed a used entertainment center into her daughter’s dream kitchen that is complete with tile, a window, a dishwasher, and tons of other kitchen gadgets. Mable is new to woodworking so you can only imagine her pride in building a piece her daughter loves and plays on for hours!

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Burlap Rosette Lampshade

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Crystal from Homemaker in Heels made a plain lampshade resemble a beautiful bouquet by covering it in burlap rosettes. The rosettes are crazy simple to make, requiring just a little rolling, twisting, and gluing, but make a huge visual statement.  This is a great way to salvage an old shade that is showing some wear and tear or discoloration. All covered in rosettes no one would ever be the wiser!

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No-Sew Fabric Cord Cover

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A bunch of unsightly wires can take away from even the most well-designed space. Fortunately, Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming can help you tame those cords in a mere five minutes with her no-sew fabric cord covers. Yes, you heard right – no- sew! Stephanie Lynn simply ironed fusible hemming tape onto a strip of fabric and then slipped it over her wire. How simple is that!?!

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