Meegan from What Meegan Makes shares the “key’’ to making your own Pottery Barn inspired book page pumpkin on the cheap. For this project, Meegan used a plastic pumpkin and her trusty 1941 dictionary that she purchased for a dollar. She first painted the pumpkin white and then added torn pieces from the dictionary with [...Read More]
Angela from Life in Velvet created her own Anthropologie-inspired Handpainted Still Life Monogram – no painting skills required! Angela admits that she had to “cheat” a little and shares her handy tip she finding beautiful prints of real artwork for FREE online. She chose one of these lovelies and used it to cover a wood [...Read More]
Like Jami from An Oregon Cottage, you may find yourself repeatedly inspired by Pottery Barn’s catalog, especially when it comes to holiday and seasonal décor. A couple years ago Jami was inspired to recreate several items from their fall line, including some distress white ceramic turkeys and these lovely book page pumpkins. For this project, [...Read More]
Megan from Our Pinteresting Family wanted to fill a small space in her baby’s nursery and found some adorable animal prints from Land of Nod that she loved. Instead of spending $100 for the set of four, Megan created her own for $8 TOTAL! She simply used Mod Podge to adhere scrapbook paper to her canvases and then animal silhouettes she cut with her Silhouette. The whole project took only 20 minutes with some drying time in between!
Erika from Retropolitan purchased a few sheets of marbled paper online and used it to recover an old wooden box she had picked up at the thrift store for a couple dollars. She says, “It was a fairly easy decoupage project that took about a half hour to do. I think it turned out pretty great for only $3 and a few minutes of my time.” After making over her box, Erika just so happened to notice that West Elm sells an agate box that looks crazy similar for $49 to $79!
If you missed the State Pride Tour that I hosted over at Infarrantly Creative last week, then you missed out! I partnered with 30 other bloggers to create projects in honor of the states we love and call home. Roeshel of DIY Show Off was one of the talented gals who joined me on the tour, creating a map triptych from a Pennsylvania road map. Not only did Roeshel save herself $100, but her maps are much more meaningful since they reflect where she was born and raised.
As soon as she saw Pottery Barn Kids’ paper-wrapped bucket, Anna from My Life and Kids knew she could make her own. Anna used new paint cans from the hardware store and simply wrapped them with patterned scrapbook paper using Mod Podge. These are great for toy storage or used as “gift bags” as Anna did for a friend’s baby shower.
Honor from Home Heart Craft loves all of Anthropologie’s pretties but often finds herself gawking at their crazy prices. Like over a thousand dollars for a 10” by 10” piece of artwork… how’s that for crazy?!? Honor decided to create her own original artwork using tracing paper, Mod Podge, and a frame. Honor’s little trick of using the tracing paper makes it look like the birdie was painted right onto the old atlas pages.