Recycled Wine Barrel Tiered Planter

Kate from Centsational Girl created her own unique patio planter from a half wine barrel. Living in wine country, Kate is fortunate to have the hook up on wine barrels, so this project cost her only $25 to recreate. That’s $274 less than her inspiration piece. Not too shabby I’d say. I love the multiple […Read More]

Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew shares a fabulous pillow cover tutorial to dress up those tired throw pillows this fall. Best of all, this is a “scrap buster” project designed to use up some of that scrap fabric that is taking up valuable closet space. For this fall-inspired pillow, Allison chose fabrics that simulate the colors or fallen leaves. However, Allison points out that the design possibilities are pretty much endless. Just check out the flower pillow she made using the same technique.

scrap buster fall pillow

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Spring Hydrangea Wreath

Kristi from KrisKraft had been waiting for the weather to warm up enough to justify the presence of a new spring wreath on her front door. She found a hydrangea-covered one that she loved but had a price tag of $130. Crazy! Especially considering you can make your own nearly identical one for a small […Read More]

Floral Lumbar Pillow

In case you haven’t realized it yet, I have really gotten on board with making my own pillow covers. Just to demonstrate the price benefits of the DIY road, check out Pam from Simple Details’ rendition of an Anthropologie pillow that sells for $168. Yes, it’s a generously sized pillow at 18”x45” but still… TWO […Read More]

Aqua Spring Blooms

After a shopping trip to Anthropologie, Megan from Homemade Ginger was inspired to created some large, whimsical flowers like the ones decorating the store. Megan inspected the Anthro flowers and found they were made of Q-tips. She knew she could totally pull this off and grabbed a Styrofoam ball, some Q-tips, and food coloring to […Read More]

Ruffled Flower Duvet

Bess from Besserina created a gorgeous flower duvet for her little girl. She used a fitted and flat queen sheet for the ruffled duvet and jersey t-shirts for the flowers. Since Anthropologie hasn’t broken into the toddler bedding market yet, DIY allowed Bess to customize the design to fit a toddler bed. Bess calls it […Read More]

Paint Chip Flower Art

It was love at first sight when Kara from Happy Go Lucky saw some modern flower artwork on Anthropologie’s website. However, she didn’t like the $698 price tag for a 29” square piece of art. Crazy, I know. The bright side of the outrageously high price tag is it makes the thrill of recreating it […Read More]

Blue “Ceramic” Rose Vase

A tutorial for paper “ceramic” roses was just the aha moment that Terra from Mama Says Sew needed. She had been pondering how to knock off an Anthro flower-bedecked vase and finally had her jumping off point. Terra bought a dime a dozen glass vase from Goodwill and coated it with some ocean blue spray […Read More]