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

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.”

owl pillow

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Pallet Number Art

Today I’m going to do a double feature of two fabulous Pottery Barn-inspired projects submitted by a reader named Jill who doesn’t have a blog but loves a good knock off like the rest of us. Jill was inspired by a number canvas from Pottery Barn and created her own from a pallet. I am loving the look of the font she used!

pallet number art

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Wood Wine Bottle Stopper

Shari at Turnstyle Vogue used only items she had on hand to create this classy wood bottle stopper. That’s right… she just happened to have a carafe and wooden knob that were practically begging to be joined together. Working with what she had, Shari used the “ol’ pencil trick” to transfer her text and then filled it in with a wood stain marker. Although simple to create, this wine stopper would make an impressive gift for a wine drinker.


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Decorative Clock Face

Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage shares at The Graphics Fairy – DIY how she created a decorative clock face using a round tabletop she found on the side of the road. For this project, Gina used a carbon paper method to transfer the number outlines and then simply painted them in. Of course, I love that this is a rescue! Isn’t it amazing how just some paint can turn an item destined for the landfill into a decorative piece for your home?

Pottery Barn Imitation Clock Face Art

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Burlap Wall Organizer

For Tammy at A Walk in the Countryside this burlap memo board consumed her thoughts day and night until its completion. You know… it was one of those projects where things just don’t go as planned. However, in the end, Tammy came out the victor in her battle against the burlap. With the adjustable rod and cute burlap pouch, I think Tammy totally nailed the look of her inspiration!

knockoff pb rustic wall organizer

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Eye Chart Tray

Eye chart art has become crazy popular, and I am just loving this tray made by Val from Home Made Modern. You’ll be happy to know that the only tool you need to make your own is a pencil! Val shares a great technique for transferring images with just a pencil, and, as you can see from her tray, it works like a charm!

diy eye chart tray

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Tray with Numbers

Ever wonder how to transfer images? Morena from Morena’s Corner shares the technique that she used to add aged, peeling numbers to a cheapo Goodwill tray. While these numbers look as if they have been painted on and and then sanded, they have actually been transferred using a gel medium.  Morena says, “I love that […Read More]

Birdcage Pillow Cover

I can totally identify with Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict who just can’t seem to make enough pillows lately. They are such a quick and easy way to change up your décor for the seasons. Debbie had all the materials on hand to make this summery birdcage pillow. It only cost her $1.51 […Read More]

Wooden Airplane Valance

Mallory from Classy Clutter ran across a piece of vintage airplane art that would be a pretty cool addition to her boys’ themed bedroom. While she wasn’t really in the market for wall art, she remembered seeing a rustic barn wood valance that might be just the answer. Mallory merged the two ideas to make […Read More]