Jaime from That’s My Letter teamed up with Ana White to build a 100-piece solid wood block set inspired by Land of Nod. Now I know blocks aren’t technically décor, but… with the multitude of colors and pyramid design, I dare say these blocks would make an artistic statement in any play space or bedroom! [...Read More]
Now that the presents have all been unwrapped are you wondering where you are going to store them all??? Desiree from Camelot Art Creations made this rolling storage bin to corral all the toys that threaten to take over her living area each day. The beauty of this piece is that it allows her children to be accountable for cleaning up themselves since it requires simply throwing the toys into the crate. Desiree built her crate for free using pallet wood, but if building’s not your thing, you could also doctor up an unfinished crate from the craft store.
Have a Star Wars aficionado in your life? Melissa from 320 Sycamore created an amazing piece of illuminated Death Star artwork for her Star Wars-loving boys. That’s right… it really lights up! Melissa shows how easy it is to make your own with a piece of particle board, a high-quality print from Staples, and, of course, lights! She says this is the perfect time to tackle this project since Christmas lights are in full supply.
Laura of The Experimental Home had always wanted an activity table with a built-in roll of paper for her kids’ playroom. However, when Laura actually started decorating the space, $200 and up seemed like a lot more money than when she was just dreaming about it. Laura decided to make her own out of an old coffee table instead. She spent around $15 on a cafe curtain rod, a roll of paper, and some big paper clips and about 15 minutes assembling the table. Sounds like a much wiser investment for a table that will undoubtedly see quite a few scribble marks in its lifetime!
Now, you may not find any monsters creeping out of the toilet in designer catalogs, but this Halloween decorating idea gave me a giggle so I had to share! Morena for Crafts Unleashed designed her own three-eyed, wiggly armed monster, cut it out of vinyl, and popped it on the toilet tank for a little Halloween prank. Morena says, “It would also work on windows, cabinets, and most any other opening you can think of. Every person in my home has laughed when they see my little monster Halloween decorations. Have fun spooking your favorite people this Halloween!”
With the help of Ana White’s plans, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this simple, modern toy box with inset sides and a personalized lid. And let me just say this baby covers all the bases when it comes to safety with a child safe closure that holds its position and a cut-out in front so no little fingers get pinched! The lumber and hardware cost less than half of the retail price, making this DIY version a beautiful and budget-friendly option.
You are probably no stranger to the adorable Halloween countdown calendars that Pottery Barn Kids sells each year. My kids simply adore countdowns, especially when there’s trick-or-treating at the end! Crafting Chick Jamie created her own felt calendar after seeing one of PBK’s lovelies years ago and went all out designing and decorating it with pumpkins, spiders, and other Halloween symbols. The excitement on her kids’ faces as they rush to countdown another day has been payment enough for the long hours cutting felt.