Painted Stripe Nautical Pillow with Anchor

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While looking for decorative pillows for her daughter’s bedroom, Hayley from Grey House Harbor came across an adorable anchor design. But $52 for a 20″x 20″ pillow?!? Hayley says she didn’t like it that much and decided a DIY was in order. She already had an unused throw pillow insert and white fabric left over from another project. One freezer paper stencil and a little latex house paint later, and voila! Why would you spend $52 when you can make a spot-on knock off for only $3???

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Blue Velvet Upholstered Settee

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Ayisha from The Pursuit of Handyness wanted the perfect settee for her new master bedroom. Unfortunately, the “perfect settee” in Ayisha’s book cost almost $2,000, which was certainly not justifiable for an occasional piece of furniture. Since there was a shortage of DIY settee tutorials out there, Ayisha was forced to figure it out herself. She used an old Ikea chair to save money on the construction and splurged on the foam. In the end, Ayisha got exactly what she wanted in the size and color that she wanted for only $140!

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Easter Bunny Bunting in 20 Minutes

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Stacy from She’s {kinda} Crafty shows how a little resourcefulness can go a long way! In twenty minutes flat she pulled together materials from around the house to create this cutie patootie Easter garland. Fabric, paper, ribbon, twine, pom-poms, cotton balls…. there are so many different materials that you could use to make a similar bunting. Like Stacy says, “So don’t just sit there. HOP TO IT!!”

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“Happy Easter” Burlap Bunny Banner

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict has been on a knock-off roll this spring and added an adorable bunny banner to her collection of PB-inspired Easter décor. Debbie substituted budget-friendly burlap for linen and kept thing simple by using Heat n’ Bond to adhere the bunny silhouette. The only sewing required is a simple straight stitch, or you could use fusible tape or even hot glue to make it a no-sew project.

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“Easy-As-Pie” Orb Chandelier

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Everyone loves a “first,” and this project just so happens to be Teryn from Verified Mom’s first Restoration Hardware knock off ever. It all began when Teryn set eyes on RH’s stunning crystal orb chandelier and knew there had to be a simple way to recreate it. Teryn says, “I’ve seen other complex tutorials, but this one is not!” Amazingly, Teryn was able to make this beauty in about an hour once all the planning was done, and she shares exactly how she pulled it off so you can make an “easy-as-pie” orb chandelier too!

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Hand Painted Bowls Anyone Can Make

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Debbie of Made From Pinterest was a little hesitant to try a pin for hand painted bowls due to the artistic nature of the project. However, the beauty of the hand painted look is that it doesn’t require perfection. Debbie got some cheap bowls and paints and went to town. She says, “Be creative!  Don’t worry if the design isn’t perfect. That just adds to the hand painted look and feel of these cute designer and decorator bowls.”

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Encourage Your Kids’ Imagination with a Play Stand

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog loves to watch her kids role play. When Mable came across a play store online, she knew they would love it and found similar plans from Ana White. Mable is a regular shopper at the Home Depot scrap bins and bought all the wood she needed to make her own store for less than $6. Some of the wood was even free! Mable says, “It was an easy project and my kids absolutely love it. They are the cutest little store keepers.”

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Wooden Storage Caddy Doubles as Easter Basket

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Jaime from That’s My Letter made these adorable caddies from scrap wood and leftover paint. The smaller ones she created for Easter baskets and egg hunts. Her design is based loosely on Ana White’s toolbox plans. I love these and can seriously think of a million uses. Craft supplies, magazines,  diapers, toys…

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