Birds and Branches Wall Canvas

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Christy from Planted and Blooming Girl fell in love with a painting for her daughter’s room that was the perfect mix of girly and outdoorsy. But, alas, it was way too expensive, especially for a girl who frequently likes to change out her décor. Christy challenged herself to grab a canvas and paints and create her own artwork. If you are thinking Christy obviously has artistic talent, she says it’s not the case. She’s just a “nurse on a budget” who was inspired to try her hand at something new!

birds and branches wall canvas inspired by pottery barn kids

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Easter Egg Branches Centerpiece

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Andrea from Queen of Kings fell in love with a lovely Easter display of cherry blossom branches and hanging eggs but couldn’t justify spending an exorbitant amount of money on some fake eggs. That’s where a little creativity and craft store supplies came into play! Andrea stretched her money by doctoring up paper mache eggs with paint, ribbon, and lettering from the computer. She got almost the exact look of her inspiration, but it only cost her $7!

easter egg branches centerpiece inspired by pottery barn

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Handpainted Framed Word Art

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Ann wanted to repurpose old framed art into décor for her bathroom and knew just where to turn – Deb from Lake Girl Paints. Deb took apart the frames and matting and gave the pieces new life as hand-painted word art. Here’s from Deb: “So a fresh recycle will bring trendy style to Ann’s bath. It sure makes you think about old things in a new way.”

Word Art for your Bathroom

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Glitter Dragonfly Ornament

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As expressed in one of her favorite poems, dragonflies hold a special meaning to Gail from Purple Hues and Me. So she was delighted to hack a cute, glittery green caterpillar dragonfly that she saw at Pier 1. The Easter ornament was easily duplicated using basic craft items Gail had on hand. Don’t they look like little dragonfly twins {giggle}?

dragon fly easter ornament inspired by pier one

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Crystal Vine Chandelier

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Planted and Blooming Girl Christy was dead set on the design of a vine and crystal chandelier for her dining room. When she couldn’t find a more budget-friendly alternative to the Ballard chandy she loved, Christy knew it was time to take matters into her own crafty hands. Christy achieved the same look by wrapping her current chandelier with vines, spray painting it, and then adding crystals. Mission accomplished!

ballard inspired vine chandelier

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Burlap Message Board

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When her husband needed a message board for his home office, Emily from life{illustrated} searched the internet to find one that wasn’t too “pretty.” A burlap covered message board with nail head trim was perfect for the space and crazy easy to make using a thrifted $2 bulletin board. I love what Emily has to say here about not spending more than is “absolutely necessary” on material items. It is hard to fathom spending tons of money on a memo board when you can get something similar for a few dollars and a little creativity!

ballard knock off burlap message board

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Chalkboard Globe

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Jacob from Home Tree Atlas has just delved into the world of chalkboard paint! One of his pioneer projects was an Anthropologie-inspired chalkboard globe that now serves as a weekly to-do list on his desk. How much more fun is this than a plain old sheet of paper?!? In addition to impeccable style, I  think Jacob has superb taste in online reading materials {wink}!

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Flower Petal Shower Curtain

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Terra from Mama Says Sew always delivers the cutest Anthropologie inspired sewing projects. She is an ace at recreating that feminine, urban chic style that defines their products. Just check out this gorgeous shower curtain that she embellished with a band of fabric flowers. They look so lush and romantic! Terra’s tutorial would also make the most gorgeous window panels!

flower petal shower curtain inspired by anthropologie

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