Paint Silk Flowers for a Pretty Mirror

Morena for Dollar Store Crafts loves all of Anthropologie’s scrumptious eye candy, including a pretty flower vanity mirror constructed of brass, aluminum, and glass that sells for $128. Morena was quick to come up with her own plan for creating a similar look using a Goodwill mirror, dollar store flowers, and spray paint. Would you even believe those flowers are painted? They look amazingly like metal to me!

anthro inspired flower mirror

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Framed Wood Cut Wall Art

Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers has created a pretty impressive DIY art gallery for her home. Her latest edition is a woodcut art print that she designed using open source, high quality graphics. It’s as simple as printing the image and popping it into a frame. Becca loves how it adds a subtle pop of color to her gallery.

wood cut art

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Leaf and Acorn Applique Pillow Cover

MJ from 517 Creations spied a lovely autumn pillow with a large, brightly colored leaf and acorns gracing the front. Since the almost $100 price tag completely obliterated any idea of actually purchasing the pillow, MJ simply made her own. MJ stitched a vein detail onto the leaf and then used Heat N’ Bond to attach it to the pillow fabric. She finished it off by stitching around the edges for a lovely fall applique.

Leaf and Acorns Pillow

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Build Your Own Farmhouse Bed

Jennifer from Contemporary Harbor was tired of her old metal bed frame without a headboard and wanted a farmhouse bed to complete her bedroom set. She says, “I had always wanted a headboard and footboard that really made me feel like I had a grown up bed, and the Pottery Barn Farmhouse Bed was perfect, but out of my price range.” Finally, Jennifer decided she had waited long enough. With the help of her hubby and Ana White, Jennifer built her own gorgeous farmhouse bed for under $200.

diy farmhouse bed

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“Boo” Halloween Lumbar Pillow

While recently perusing Pottery Barn, I came across a Boo Lumbar Pillow that I knew was just begging for a knock off. Jeanie from Create & Babble was the first to confirm my suspicions with a DIY version that she created for free using supplies she had on hand. Jeanie made her pillow with leftover fabric and heat transfer vinyl, adding bias tape around the edges for a finished look. As Jeanie suggests, this pillow would also look great made from burlap with stenciled letters.

halloween boo pillow

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“Spooky” Typewriter Keys Halloween Sign

Michelle from Chalkboard Blue was inspired to put a Halloween spin on vintage typewriter keys art and create her own “spooky” hand painted sign. In my opinion, the classic black and white, simple design, and vintage typewriter key letters all create a more sophisticated look, which is a rare find when it comes to Halloween décor. Michelle says that her new Halloween sign is one of her faves!

halloween typewriter keys sign

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Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Front Porch

Laurie of Laurie Jones Home says it’s no secret that she loves to decorate her front porch. However, when it came time to transition the space to fall, she was coming up dry. Thankfully, Pottery Barn was there to provide inspiration with a pretty autumn porch… that would cost a whopping $1,500 to pull together with Pottery Barn items. Laurie was inspired to create a similar vignette using more budget-friendly items. Laurie’s porch features a colorful fall leaves, a passel of pumpkins, trees with hanging ornaments, and mercury glass owl luminaries.

pottery barn inspired fall front porch

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‘There’s a Monster in the Toilet!’ Halloween Vinyl

Now, you may not find any monsters creeping out of the toilet in designer catalogs, but this Halloween decorating idea gave me a giggle so I had to share! Morena for Crafts Unleashed designed her own three-eyed, wiggly armed monster, cut it out of vinyl, and popped it on the toilet tank for a little Halloween prank. Morena says, “It would also work on windows, cabinets, and most any other opening you can think of.  Every person in my home has laughed when they see my little monster Halloween decorations. Have fun spooking your favorite people this Halloween!”

halloween cling

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