Upcycled Light Up Star Wall Décor

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Ya’ll know I am a sucker for an upcycle project, so it’s no wonder I totally love this DIY from Morena of Morena’s Corner. Morena had been trying to figure out how to recreate a  light up star from Pottery Barn Kids, and the answer came in an unlikely form – a Valentine’s candy box. Once Morena got that star-shaped box from her mom, she knew she finally had the supplies she needed to make her own wall décor. What better excuse to wolf down a box of chocolates {Wink}?

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Beach House Light Fixtures on the Cheap

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Lisa from Salt Marsh Cottage needed to replace three ugly ceiling lights at her beach house. A beautiful fixture from Design Within Reach inspired her, but when Lisa realized it would cost almost $1200 for three fixtures, she felt less inspired. Plus, Lisa really wanted a chrome finish rather than brass. Are you feeling a DIY coming on? Lisa found a $15 fixture at Home Depot with a similar design, and with the help of a can of metallic silver spray paint, she was able to get the look of the DWR fixture in her preferred finished at a much more reasonable price!

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Nautical Rope Knot Lamp for $25

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With a little elbow grease and determination, Kristen from Down Home Inspiration made this gorgeous rope knot lamp that she simply can’t get enough of. And how can you blame her? It is every bit as lovely as her Pottery Barn inspiration but only cost $25 to make. Kristen says, “Wanna make one of your own?  It’s not anywhere near as challenging as you might think.  In fact, I made mine in an afternoon and was basking in it’s glow by that evening.”

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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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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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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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