Recycled Magazine Storage Box

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Using items from your recycling bin, you can turn a plain old cardboard box into a decorative storage bin like Gay from It’s A Hodgepodge Life did. Gay rolled a bunch of magazine pages and attached them to her box and then created a no-sew burlap liner to make the inside as beautiful as the outside. This is just one of many fun creations you can make from rolled magazine pages!

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Fall Placemat Pillows

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I love this idea from Danielle at My EnRoute Life for getting Pottery Barn quality without the expense! While shopping for pillows at an outlet store, Danielle came up with the clever idea to turn $6 fabric placemats into pillows by pulling out a seam and filling them. Her pillows came out beautifully were seriously so easy. Pure brilliance!

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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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