Painted Stripe Nautical Pillow with Anchor

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While looking for decorative pillows for her daughter’s bedroom, Hayley from Grey House Harbor came across an adorable anchor design. But $52 for a 20″x 20″ pillow?!? Hayley says she didn’t like it that much and decided a DIY was in order. She already had an unused throw pillow insert and white fabric left over from another project. One freezer paper stencil and a little latex house paint later, and voila! Why would you spend $52 when you can make a spot-on knock off for only $3???

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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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Kilim-Inspired DIY Wall Art

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Liz from Life in Projects loved a handwoven wool rug from West Elm. However, she says at $799 there was no way the rug would be making a debut in her home. That didn’t mean Liz couldn’t still incorporate the look into her space! Liz turned the design from the rug into wall art by simply “stamping” a drop cloth with the end of a piece of wood. I love how such a simple pattern can make such a impact!

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Easter Egg Ribbon Dish Towel

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Katie from Addicted 2 DIY loved the ribbon heart dish towels Anthropologie had for Valentine’s Day but missed the boat on making one in time. Why not make a ribbon Easter egg dishtowel instead?!? Katie already had the flour sack towel, and Target helped out with some pretty spring ribbon from the dollar spot. This is such a cute way to bring a little Easter décor to your kitchen!

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Paint Your Own Abstract Spring Art

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Did you realize that yesterday was the first official day of spring? Tamara from Provident Home Design added a little touch of spring to her mantel with a DIY canvas painting that exudes a bright and airy vibe. Even if you consider yourself a non-artist, don’t write this project off. Tamara says she is not a painter but still decided to test her luck and learned a lot along the way. Now she has a pretty painting to show for it!

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Painted Wood Patterned Coasters

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Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog recently came upon some colorful coasters at Anthropologie that she absolutely loved and immediately thought, “I can make those!” With some plywood, washi tape, and a little bit of paint, Abby easily created her own coasters that are really similar to the original– and they were free since she had the supplies on hand. I love when even a coaster can add some serious style to your space!

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“If You Can Trace It, You Can Make It” Owl Pillow

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Lindsay from My Crafty Spot loved the idea of creating pillows that mimic the look of framed art. She found a way to make her own for less than $10 using a paint marker and a steady hand. Lindsay says, “The real beauty of this is that ANYONE can do it! You might have to find your image online, but creating it is as easy as tracing letters in kindergarten, and saving $90 isn’t too awful either.”

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Constellation Wall Canvas with Lights

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Allison of Refunk My Junk wanted to give her little astronaut’s room a fun space-themed makeover but was struggling in the wall art department. Pottery Barn Kids came to the rescue with inspiration, and Allison morphed their constellation wall mural and rug to create her own DIY wall art. Allison even outdid Pottery Barn by making her stars actually light up with white Christmas lights. What kid wouldn’t go crazy for glowing wall décor?

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