Yarn Stitched Rug

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

With a needle and yarn, you can give a whole new personality to a plain old bathmat. Kinsey at Sincerely, Kinsey came up with this great idea for creating her own rug with Southwestern flair when she fell for a pricey desert mat from Anthropologie. Kinsey first created a template with chalk on the back of her rug and then stitched away.  Just think of all the design possibilities!

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

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Dollar Store Tiled Mirror

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Heather from Dollar Store Crafts shares how you can create a Pottery Barn inspired mirror for only $10. Sounds pretty good, huh? But wait… there’s more! It also requires no tools. Heather attached together small framed mirrors from the dollar store (of course!) with duct tape and glue to create a larger multi-panel mirror. It doesn’t get any cheaper than this for a generously-size mirror! Plus, you can easily customize the size of your mirror by adjusting how many mirrors you use.

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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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