Halloween Countdown Calendar

halloween felt calendar

Courtenay from The Creek Line House has had Halloween fever for the past several weeks and couldn’t wait any longer to get her craft on for the occasion. She says, “When I saw this Halloween countdown calendar in the latest PBK catalogue, I just had to see if I could make one as easily as I thought I could. With just some felt from Michael’s and a few packs of
letter stickers, I created something almost identical… for about $11 instead of $59.”

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Yarn Stitched Rug

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

With a needle and yarn, you can give a whole new personality to a plain old bathmat. Kinsey at Sincerely, Kinsey came up with this great idea for creating her own rug with Southwestern flair when she fell for a pricey desert mat from Anthropologie. Kinsey first created a template with chalk on the back of her rug and then stitched away.  Just think of all the design possibilities!

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

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Dollar Store Tiled Mirror

tiled mirror

Heather from Dollar Store Crafts shares how you can create a Pottery Barn inspired mirror for only $10. Sounds pretty good, huh? But wait… there’s more! It also requires no tools. Heather attached together small framed mirrors from the dollar store (of course!) with duct tape and glue to create a larger multi-panel mirror. It doesn’t get any cheaper than this for a generously-size mirror! Plus, you can easily customize the size of your mirror by adjusting how many mirrors you use.

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Popsicle Stick Beverage Tags

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Here’s another variation of Ballard’s beverage tags from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch that requires no cutting. Nope, instead you just have to devote yourself to the arduous task of consuming fudge popsicles {giggle}. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, check out these beverage tags that Susan made from upcycled fudge pop sticks. In addition to having a reason to eat ice cream, I love Susan’s idea to add a little decoration for the occasion. Too cute!

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Modern Farmhouse Desk

fancy farmhouse desk

There is no question why Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic is head over heals for the new desk she built following plans from Ana White. After adding her fifth little one to the brood, Whitney needed a work space in her master bedroom that was both functional and pretty. This desk definitely fits the bill and, amazingly, only cost Whitney $55 to build!

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Wall Book Rack

kids wall book bin

After getting bunk beds for her boys’ room, Jen from Scissors and Spatulas wanted a wall-hanging book bin like those from Land of Nod for her little guy on the top. There was no way though she was paying $70 for “a few pieces of wood.”  Jen’s hubby grabbed some scrap wood and trim pieces from the garage and put a book rack together with just a few screws and nails.
Jen painted it blue, and it’s just like the real deal. The only difference… about $65!

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Heart Tree Wall Art

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On Infarrantly Creative I recently shared this heart tree wall art that I created as a baby shower gift for a friend. I love all the bright colors and modern style of this piece and think it will be a great fit for the nursery. I definitely couldn’t have pulled it off without my Silhouette Cameo! Maybe it’s just me, but I think Land of Nod’s Love Tree and my Heart Tree may have been twins separated at birth {wink}.

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License Plate US Map

DIY us map from license plates

Jamie from Creating Really Awesome Free Things lent a helping hand to her mom when she became dead set on creating her own US map from license plates. I cannot even imagine what a tedious task this was to cut each state from its own plate with aviator snips (especially those tiny northeast states) but man is the finished product awesome! Even if you spend a couple hundred dollars to purchase your plates, it doesn’t come close to the original’s $3900 price tag!

DIY us map from license plates

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