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…”

West Elm Metallic Leaf Ornament Knockoff Copy Gold Autumn Thanksgiving Decoration

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Wooden Chalkboard Sign

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A piece of scrap plywood can become a birthday sign that doubles as wall décor following this tutorial from Jaime at That’s My Letter.  The chalkboard finish makes this sign very versatile. Hang it for a party like Jaime did and then later add it a bedroom or playroom as wall décor. No doubt kids would love to change the message for tea parties, restaurant, and other pretend play.

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Popsicle Stick Art

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Ginger from Literally Inspired turned to popsicle sticks to add some character and personality to her master bathroom. “Popsicle sticks?” you may be wondering. You heard right! Ginger cleverly constructed a piece of wall art by painting and cutting popsicle sticks and then arranging them in a pattern on a canvas. It’s really cool how the wood looks like it’s woven together.

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Stenciled Ampersand Pillow

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It’s no secret that I have had a slight obsession with making my own pillows. I have also enjoyed the flexibility and savings of creating with stencils, so in my book you can’t really go wrong with a stenciled pillow {wink}! Jessica from Mom 4 Real shows how easy it is to make your own custom pillow using an easy peasy freezer paper technique.

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Aged Steel Cabinet

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Tricia from Simplicity in the South had a locker cabinet from IKEA hanging out in her storage building that she knew could be transformed with “a little paint, inspiration, and determination.” Tricia outlines all the steps she took to take the look from that of a locker room to a high-end catalog. I just love this finish! You’ve got to check out the close-ups to really appreciate the beautiful patina Tricia achieved!

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Burlap Pumpkin Pillow

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Angie from Beneath the Magnolias made this beautiful and simple no-sew version of Pottery Barn’s pumpkin applique pillow for fall. Angie layered burlap for the applique and finished the edges with jute twine to keep it from unraveling. She even shares her pumpkin pattern so you can whip up your very own pretty pumpkin pillow in no time!

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