Gold Serpent Vase

nate berkus diy knock off gold serpent vase

Pam from Simple Details was smitten as soon as she saw the serpent bowl from the Nate Berkus fall line at Target. Even though it only sported a $20 price tag, the DIY blogger in Pam challenged her to create one for less. Pam says, “It couldn’t be easier – find a toy rubber snake, [...Read More]

Circling Crow Halloween Mobile

halloween crow mobile

With Halloween fast approaching, Shelley from House of Smiths created an adorable vignette for her covered entryway. And, yes, I just said Halloween and adorable in the same sentence. Somehow, Shelley can even make Halloween look chic! Part of Shelley’s set-up included a circling crow mobile that she made from dollar store crows and a [...Read More]

Chalkboard Tombstones for a Spooky Porch

DIY Chalkboard tombstone inspired by Pottery Barn

I know we all agree with Jamison from Rogue Engineer when he says, “Decorating for the holidays is always fun, but who wants to spend $120 on a set of chalkboard tombstones from Pottery Barn?!?” Jamison instead made his own spooky yard décor using all the scrap wood he had lying in the garage. He [...Read More]

Carved Wood Rosette Wall Décor

carved wood medallions

Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule was inspired when she came across some intricately carved wood medallions from Ballard Designs. She says, “What didn’t inspire me too much….was the price.” So Nancy made her own using inexpensive rosettes she found on Amazon. Nancy mounted each rosette on a piece of wood and then painted them with [...Read More]

Wood and Wire Wall Storage Baskets

pottery barn inspired wood and wire hanging baskets

Cara from Build It Craft It Love It was in need of book storage for her son’s teeny tiny bedroom. She found the perfect design in wood and wire hanging baskets from PB Teen but needed to modify the size to better fit her limited wall space. Cara says, “This project is so simple and [...Read More]

Jack-O-Lantern Chandelier Shades

jack o lantern chandelier covers

While Cynthia from Clockwork Interiors loves Halloween, she says, “I’m just not willing to spend a lot of money on something I will only enjoy for a couple of weeks out of the year.” Thus, the reason she was torn when she came across jack-o-lantern chandelier shades that retail for $18 each. It just so [...Read More]

Whale Bookends for a Big Boy Room

anthropologie inspired whale bookends

Bethany from Whistle & Ivy was perusing the internet for ideas for her son’s new big boy room when she came across playful whale bookends from Anthropologie. However, paying $70 for them was out of the question. Especially when Bethany was able to make a set for $4! She shares at PinkWhen how she did [...Read More]

“Trick-or-Treat” Halloween Bunting

pottery barn kids inspired hallowee bunting

Ruth from Living Well Spending Less had planned on making a “trick-or-treat” bunting like she’d seen from Pottery Barn Kids; however, the thought of sewing all the triangles and ric-rac brought the project to a halt. For one Halloween. And another. Then Ruth came across a tutorial for ironing freezer paper to the back of [...Read More]