Decorative Pear (That Looks Good Enough to Eat!)

decorative pear

Elisha of Pneumatic Addict Furniture has admired Ballard’s Terra Cotta Pears for years, but it wasn’t until a recent craft store trip that she was inspired to make her own. Elisha combined a Styrofoam ball and cone to make her 13 inch pear form and then added texture and depth with tissue paper and paint. I think she did a great job giving it a realistic look!

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Vintage “Refreshments” Sign


Back at Christmas time Tricia from Simplicity in the South turned the old brass kick plate from her front door into a vintage Christmas sign. Great repurpose, right? Well, it doesn’t stop there! Tricia used the reverse side of the kick plate to make a “Refreshments” sign for her kitchen. Come Christmas time she will just have to flip it back over for some super speedy decorating. Brilliant!


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Faux Stainless Steel Alphabet Magnets

faux stainless steel alphabet magnets

You are probably no stranger to the brightly colored alphabet fridge magnets that are a staple in homes with young children. They are great for keeping the kiddos entertained in the kitchen but, let’s be honest, don’t exactly add to the décor. Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow jazzed up a set of letters with some [...Read More]

“Zinc” Wall Letters

I know we all appreciate those quick and easy projects that give the instant gratification of creating something new. Linda from burlap+blue shares this “30 minute makeable" for painting your own “zinc” wall letters. Although they are really paper mache, Linda’s letters sure could have fooled me with their metal-like finish!   Linda was inspired [...Read More]

Stenciled Wall Letters

Leah from Leah Marie V has been in love with wall letters for awhile now and searched high and low to find some for her kitchen. After all the time invested, Leah was disappointed to only find letters that were not her style or were way too expensive. Thank goodness for DIY! With some paint [...Read More]

Wooden Herb Crates

Mel from Junkin’ Junky decided to make her own rustic herb crates since the cost of shipping to Canada really ran up their purchase price. After building and staining her boxes, Mel used vinyl to create a stencil and painted on her wording. She’s still working on adding hooks like those of her inspiration, but, [...Read More]