Fall Leaf Pillow

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The leaves are in full color changing mode here, making me even more grateful for this time of year. Paula at Sweat Pea created some fall pillows that bring the look of those lovely leaves inside. Best of all, she used all items that she had on hand, so the pillows didn’t cost her a penny!

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Mercury Glass Pumpkin

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Kimberly from A Night Owl Blog loves all the mercury glass décor that’s been around lately but needed to find a way around the expense. The answer? Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint! A few light coats to the inside of an item, like Kimberly’s inexpensive glass pumpkin, results in a beautiful mirrored finish on the outside!

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Rope Spool Table

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Jennifer from Contemporary Harbor was inspired to turn an industrial spool found by a dumpster into an accent table similar to one she’s been pining over from Ballard for awhile. It only took her some stain and rope to create this awesome knock-off for a small fraction of the price.

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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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