Thrift Store Planter to Showstopper Centerpiece

painted silver planter

Morgan from Sweet and Salty Sugar Boys had an old planter from the thrift store sitting in her unused decorating stash, a reminder of decorating days and tastes gone by… That is until the Ballard Designs catalog came in the mail! Morgan ripped out a page featuring a silver urn and transformed her previously brass planter into a treasured knock-off with just a few coats of paint. Morgan says this piece is now her showstopper centerpiece and can be used for any holiday or special occasion by simply swapping out the flowers!

{…Read More…}

Flower Cake Stand

diy-cake-stand-made-from-thrift-store-materials.jpg

What do you get when you combine a candle holder, a cake pan, and silk flowers from the Goodwill? A super cheap, designer-inspired cake stand perfect for displaying delectable desserts! Morena over at Morena’s Corner made this easy peasy dessert stand by simply gluing together her three items and then spray painting them for a uniform finish. The flowers are beautiful for Mother’s Day, but you could customize your stand for any occasion by using theme-appropriate items. Think rattles for a baby shower, toys for a kids birthday party…

diy cake stand made from thrift store materials

{…Read More…}

Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

birds-nest-cupcakes.jpg

What better way to dress up your table for Easter than with décor that looks good enough to eat… and actually is! It wasn’t the pretty flower arrangements or sparkling glassware that caught the eye of Jennifer from Jennifer’s Mentionables as she browsed through Pottery Barn’s Easter catalog but their tasty bird’s nest cupcakes that double as dessert and décor. How sweet is this?!?

birds nest cupcakes

{…Read More…}

Mini Wheelbarrow Centerpiece

mini-wheelbarrow10.jpg

I just love this fresh and fun spring centerpiece made by Jaime from That’s My Letter. She gathered up some wood scraps to create the rustic wheelbarrow and then filled it with homegrown wheat grass and marshmallow Peeps, which are just too stinkin’ cute! Jaime suggests also using the wheelbarrow to display plastic eggs, bread, wrapped silverware, etc… One little wheelbarrow… so many uses!

mini-wheelbarrow10

{…Read More…}

Paint Drip Jars

After a trip to Anthropologie, Linda from It All Started with Paint couldn’t stop thinking about some painted mason jars that she’d spotted in the store. The funny thing is that the jars were only a part of a display and not even for sale! Linda and her daughter poured, turned, and twisted paint in […Read More]

Easter Table Display

It’s the time of year when I know we are all itching to open up the windows and start freshening things up for spring. Roeshel from DIY Showoff shares how she created a Pottery Barn-inspired Easter vignette for a tenth of the price. Seasonal stems, ceramic bunnies, and paper mache eggs all come together for […Read More]

Silver Santa Claus Sketch

Katie from Bower Power was looking for a simple and classic centerpiece for her Christmas mantel when she stumbled upon a canvas of Old St. Nick himself in a catalog. She used the grid method she learned in middle school art to sketch the image from the tiny catalog pic onto a piece of painted […Read More]