Easy Succulent Terrarium with Brass Base

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Like Bre of Average But Inspired do you love the low-maintenance nature of succulents? Bre created a stylish terrarium to hold succulents using a glass bowl from the dollar store and a piece of wood to create a vintage-inspired brass base. I love the look of the mixed materials and how the pedestal elevates the bowl slightly. Bre’s easy DIY terrarium cost only $7 and adds a touch of modern flair to her home.

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Indian Corn Candle Holder

Indian Corn Candle

Here’s a quick and simple idea for your Thanksgiving table or fall mantel from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict. Debbie surrounded a glass cylinder with miniature Indian corn to create a pretty fall candle holder. Since the corn is just secured with a rubber band, you can easily remove it and redecorate the cylinder for each season.

 

Indian Corn Candle

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A DIY Mirror Born from Brilliance

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I just love KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms, and if you aren’t already, I promise you will be hooked on her site after seeing this brilliant project! KariAnne had been saving up her pennies, 24,800 of them to be exact, to purchase a fancy schmancy mirror from Anthropologie. Fortunately, KariAnne realized she could save almost all those pennies by creating her own DIY version of that mirror on the cheap. You will never guess how she pulled it off – compact mirrors! And from the dollar store no less!

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Circling Crow Halloween Mobile

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With Halloween fast approaching, Shelley from House of Smiths created an adorable vignette for her covered entryway. And, yes, I just said Halloween and adorable in the same sentence. Somehow, Shelley can even make Halloween look chic! Part of Shelley’s set-up included a circling crow mobile that she made from dollar store crows and a few other simple supplies. Shelley only spent $14 to make her mobile, but she suggests joining up with a friend to share materials and save some cash. Sounds like the perfect excuse for a craft night!

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Paint Silk Flowers for a Pretty Mirror

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Morena for Dollar Store Crafts loves all of Anthropologie’s scrumptious eye candy, including a pretty flower vanity mirror constructed of brass, aluminum, and glass that sells for $128. Morena was quick to come up with her own plan for creating a similar look using a Goodwill mirror, dollar store flowers, and spray paint. Would you even believe those flowers are painted? They look amazingly like metal to me!

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Decorative Life Preserver

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Megan from Our Pinteresting Family found tons of inspiration from the summer Pottery Barn Kids catalog for a nautical-themed bridal shower she has been planning. One item was a decorative life preserver that was priced at a whopping $69! That seems pretty pricey to me, especially when you can jazz up an inflatable tube from the dollar store like Megan did. All she had to do was add for strips of fabric with frayed edges to replicate the look. I bet the hardest part was blowing it up!

Pottery Barn Kids knock off life preserver

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Chrysanthemum Painted Vase

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Anthropologie’s colorful flower vases have caught the eyes of many DIYers. I have seen vases embellished with jewelry to achieve the same look, but this is first time I’ve seen a paper flower that’s just as pretty as the inspiration! Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shows how simple it is to make the chrysanthemum with just some snipping and rolling. Attached to her painted dollar store vase, it’s the perfect focal point for spring!

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Pewter Tray with Bird

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Morena from Morena’s Corner unveils her secret for making plastic look like high end pewter. It only took Morena some paint to glam out this once flowery dollar store tray. With metallics looking hot for 2013, this is a must-try technique!

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