Black and White Abstract Art (Even Your Kids Can Paint!)

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Kristin from Bliss at Home has been collecting pieces to create the very first gallery wall in her home. Since many of items are smaller, Kristin wanted a feature piece and knew an abstract art collection she’d been eyeing from West Elm would serve as the perfect inspiration. The fun part of this project is that Kristin involved her boys in the creative process. She says, “I love that we made this together and that it will be the key piece to our gallery wall.”

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Drop Cloth Ruffle Duvet Cover

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Rachael of Lovely Crafty Home was in the market for a new duvet cover and decided to test her newly improved sewing skills and make her own. Like Rachael says, “A duvet cover is just a giant pillow, right?” She combined together a drop cloth, a cheapo sheet, and fabric from Wal-mart to make her lovely ruffled duvet cover. While this was hardly a simple project, Rachael says, “All the hard work and getting stabbed by pins totally paid off.”

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Painted Greek Key Pillow Covers

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Did you happen to notice those lovely Greek key pillows sitting atop the upholstered bench from Jennifer at The Chronicles at Home that I shared this morning? Of course, those are another of Jennifer’s fabulous creations! Jennifer had been crushing on some designer pillows but knew they were a no-go in a house with small children… and their sticky fingers. But, like Jennifer says, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t fake it with a drop cloth and some paint!

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Chevron Beach Tote

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Your sun-loving mom will look fab walking across the beach with this stylish chevron tote from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime’s tote features a fun navy chevron print with fuchsia monogram, drop cloth canvas lining, and rope handle. In all honesty, I would choose Jamie’s bag hands-down over her inspiration from Pottery Barn Teen!

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Drop Cloth Bag

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Jennifer from Jennifer’s Mentionables was leafing through her Pottery Barn spring catalog when some burlap bags caught her eye. Jennifer knew she could put her new sewing skills to work and create her own version of the little bag. She used a bag she already had as a model and created this drop cloth bag, or as she says, “a sewing project to hold my other sewing projects.” It looks like Jennifer’s sewing is coming right along!

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Kid’s Collapsible Teepee

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I am betting most kids would love to have their own play teepee, but, as a parent, you may be wondering where in the world you could easily store a seven foot teepee in your house.  Lindsay of Lindsay and Drew has the answer with this space-saving, collapsible teepee she created out of PVC pipe and drop cloth. Pull it out for hours of fun and then easily store it when you’re done!

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Felt Leaf Tree Skirt

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Remember that pretty felt wreath pillow from yesterday? Well, Jody from Homey Home Design loved it so much she decided to whip up a matching tree skirt this year. Jody sewed a simple tree skirt and then added her felt leaves and pom poms with fabric glue. If just the thought of making your own tree skirt wears you out, Jody encourages that it was much simpler and took less time than expected. Maybe she’ll add stockings to the collection next year!

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Felt Wreath Pillow

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Here is a beautiful, yet super simple, DIY holiday pillow from Jody at Homey Home Design that features a felt wreath with pom pom berries on a drop cloth pillow cover. I love how Jody shows that you don’t have to be a master seamstress to make a pretty pillow. A little fabric glue does the job quite nicely with this wreath!

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