Recycled Wine Barrel Tiered Planter

Kate from Centsational Girl created her own unique patio planter from a half wine barrel. Living in wine country, Kate is fortunate to have the hook up on wine barrels, so this project cost her only $25 to recreate. That’s $274 less than her inspiration piece. Not too shabby I’d say. I love the multiple […Read More]

Spray Painted Faux Coral

Beth from Home Stories A to Z gave Wal-mart aquarium coral a once over with some spray paint to create these little pretties for her entryway. I love it when a simple coat of paint can turn something ordinary (and neon and rather tacky) into a decorative piece worthy of a designer catalog. The crisp […Read More]

Not-So-Spooky Hanging Ghosts

When you think of cheesecloth, decorating may not come to mind. However, the loosely woven material is perfect for all kinds of Halloween creations, like these hanging ghosts from Ashley at Simply Designing. Ashley combined cheesecloth and Styrofoam balls to make her trio of “not-so-spooky” ghosts. What a fun way to set the mood for […Read More]

Glitter Spider Halloween Vase Filler

Pottery Barn is known for having awesome vase fillers for every season and holiday. While they may come at a price, the good news is that they can usually be recreated for less! That was the case for some glittered spiders that were available a couple years ago. Nicolette from Momnivore’s Dilemma knew “any crafting […Read More]

Chalkboard Tombstones for a Spooky Porch

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]

Felt Bat Chandelier–with Sparkle!

Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor for Crafts Unleashed loves decorating for Halloween. A bat chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids fit right into her “spooky but not scary” style and she was able to create her own using metal wreath forms, tulle, and felt. By using felt instead of paper like her inspiration, Morena’s chandelier […Read More]

Mini Skulls Apothecary Jar

Here’s a super cheap and easy idea from Krista at The Gathering Place for creating your own haunted house ambiance. Krista found some mini skulls at the dollar store and aged them a bit with a mix of water and brown paint. Then into a jar they went with a bit of Spanish moss. I am loving the little “arsenic” tag Krista added. What a perfect finishing touch!

Mini Skulls Vase Filler

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Shiny Silver Painted Seashells

Becca at From Gardners to Bergers tested various techniques to create the perfect silver seashells. We can all thank Becca for saving us time and money in experimentation! She wanted her shells to be highly reflective and super shiny. This is a subtle way to add a bit of bling to your summer décor.

Silver Seashells

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