Burlap Leaf Pillow

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Colleen from Mural Maker and More saw a darling oak leaf pillow floating around Pinterest and pinned it with the intent of hand painting it one day. Instead, she found a felt leaf from the dollar store that was perfect for creating a reverse stencil leaf print on some burlap. In under five minutes, Colleen got a fresh pop of color on her porch and never even broke out the sewing machine.

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Metal Wall Art

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We have seen projects aplenty for creating wooden wall signs, but how about giving metal a try? Morena from Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she was inspired to make a couple of pieces of metal wall art from inexpensive rusted metal sheets. Here’s from Morena: “I have a passion for all things retro, especially metal wall art.  Originals are pricey, and reproductions can get expensive, too. Why not make your own?”

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Outdoor Wood Planter

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Kim from The Money Pit had been wanting a large planter for her backyard and came across the perfect one at Pottery Barn. Well, it was perfect with the exception of the $129-$229 price tag! Kim grabbed a couple pieces of wood and some paint stirrer sticks and created her own knock-off for only $8. I just might have to try my hand at these for my newly refinished deck!

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Fabric and Ribbon Corkboards

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Heather of Fake-It Frugal scored an awesome deal on some corkboards last summer, paying only 75 cents each! They were just your plain old basic corkboards… that is until Heather jazzed them up with fabric, ribbon and beaded trim. We can all use a little more organization in our lives, and it might as well be pretty to boot!

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Wooden Bench Sandbox

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In order to keep her son from digging around in the dirt and mulch, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust  built a sandbox where he could dig to his heart’s content. She followed plans that Gina from Lady Goats was kind enough to share at Ana White. The coolest thing about Kristen’s build is the bench seats convert to a lid to keep the sand clear of critters and other yuckiness. You’ve got to watch the video of Kristen’s kids closing it up to see how awesome (and easy) it is!

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Cubby Storage Shelf

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Since moving into her home, Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic has been haunted by an awkward empty space above her fridge that needed something. While the lack of cabinets might have left most people with underutilized wall space, Ashley exercised her DIY prowess and built a cubby shelf with plans by Ana White. Kitchen, bathroom, playroom, crafting space… I cannot think of a room that couldn’t use a shelf like this!

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Eye Chart Wall Art

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Like Rhiannon from Being Mom{me}, you probably don’t want to drop $80 for a piece of wall art, especially when your style might change next month, and even more especially when you can make it yourself for nothing! Rhiannon simply designed her own eye chart art on her computer, printed it out at home, and placed it in a frame she already had. Done! I love this saying and agree with one of Rhiannon’s readers that it would make an adorable wedding gift!

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Knick Knack Candlestick

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Gail from Purple Hues and Me was inspired by Anthropologie’s unique candlesticks made from found items to create one of her own. What makes Gail’s candlestick so special is that she was able to  repurpose her own sentimental trinkets and treasures. I think this is such a creative way to display items that have been passed down from family or doodads from when you were a kid and don’t know what to do with now. With Halloween around the corner, I can also see a very cool candlestick made with skulls, ghosts, and other creepy finds.

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