Popsicle Stick Beverage Tags

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Here’s another variation of Ballard’s beverage tags from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch that requires no cutting. Nope, instead you just have to devote yourself to the arduous task of consuming fudge popsicles {giggle}. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, check out these beverage tags that Susan made from upcycled fudge pop sticks. In addition to having a reason to eat ice cream, I love Susan’s idea to add a little decoration for the occasion. Too cute!

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Wall Book Rack

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After getting bunk beds for her boys’ room, Jen from Scissors and Spatulas wanted a wall-hanging book bin like those from Land of Nod for her little guy on the top. There was no way though she was paying $70 for “a few pieces of wood.”  Jen’s hubby grabbed some scrap wood and trim pieces from the garage and put a book rack together with just a few screws and nails.
Jen painted it blue, and it’s just like the real deal. The only difference… about $65!

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Heart Tree Wall Art

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On Infarrantly Creative I recently shared this heart tree wall art that I created as a baby shower gift for a friend. I love all the bright colors and modern style of this piece and think it will be a great fit for the nursery. I definitely couldn’t have pulled it off without my Silhouette Cameo! Maybe it’s just me, but I think Land of Nod’s Love Tree and my Heart Tree may have been twins separated at birth {wink}.

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License Plate US Map

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Jamie from Creating Really Awesome Free Things lent a helping hand to her mom when she became dead set on creating her own US map from license plates. I cannot even imagine what a tedious task this was to cut each state from its own plate with aviator snips (especially those tiny northeast states) but man is the finished product awesome! Even if you spend a couple hundred dollars to purchase your plates, it doesn’t come close to the original’s $3900 price tag!

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Plastic Spoon Hurricane

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Melissa of The Happier Homemaker was inspired by the plastic spoon crafts that have taken Pinterest by storm to try her own variation of a Pottery Barn bubble glass hurricane. The plastic spoons were a very fitting choice since the “bubbles” on Pottery Barn’s hurricane have an almost identical shape and size. Have you jumped on the plastic spoon bandwagon yet?

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Spinning Storage Shelf

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In need of storage for her craft space, Jeanette from Country Design Style created a revolving shelf that has room to spare. Jeanette added her own flair by gluing various styles of trim to the top and bottom. I love how accessible everything is with this design. Instead of searching around in a cabinet or drawer, just give it a spin and craft away!

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Painted Owl Bookends

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Bookends are a great way to add a little personality to a shelf and, of course, keep your books from falling over like dominoes! Charlene from My Frugal Adventures shares how you can save some cash by making your own bookends from figurines. The key is to find figurines, like Charlene’s little ceramic owls from the dollar store, that are hollow and have a hole in the back. With some rocks and spray paint, they become sturdy and adorable bookends!

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Workbench Bar Console

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When good friends of Jen from House of Wood bought their first home, she built them this workbench-style console following plans from Ana White. The couple plans to use the console as a coffee bar in their breakfast nook. Talk about one awesome housewarming gift! The Pottery Barn inspiration comes close to the $2000 mark, while Jen built hers for only $65!

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