Tori from Lil’ Mrs. Tori wanted to brighten up her craft space and found patterned letters from Anthropologie that were calling her name – to recreate that is! As Tori shares at Crafts Unleashed, it was as simple as painting the sides of some paper mache letters and then decoupaging scrapbook paper to the front. [...Read More]
Gail from Purple Hues and Me was more than a little surprised to see newspaper bowls for sale online for ridiculous prices, especially considering the materials cost next to nothing! The crafter in Gail told her she could make the bowls herself – and that’s just what she did. This is a great way to [...Read More]
There is nothing that melts a dad’s heart like the sweet faces of his children, whether they are three or thirty! Julia from Stars & Sunshine created a set of wooden photo blocks for her dad that includes six different pictures of their family. I love Julia’s design that allows you to “rotate” the pictures by simply turning the cubes. This would make a fun and meaningful addition to Dad’s office, and even the kiddos would enjoy the picture “puzzles.”
Ashley from My Craftily Ever After has lots of fun built-ins in her house but was lacking decorative accessories for the shelves. She decided to recreate some pretty candle holders from West Elm using a fun painting technique with food coloring. While Ashley’s inspiration was only $6, she was still about to beat it using all items she had around the house, making her candle holders freebies!
Megan from Our Pinteresting Family wanted to fill a small space in her baby’s nursery and found some adorable animal prints from Land of Nod that she loved. Instead of spending $100 for the set of four, Megan created her own for $8 TOTAL! She simply used Mod Podge to adhere scrapbook paper to her canvases and then animal silhouettes she cut with her Silhouette. The whole project took only 20 minutes with some drying time in between!
Brit from House Updated needed a simple gray console table for her entryway and loved the color and texture of a cement one from Crate & Barrel (but not the $900 price tag). She took on the task of building her own console table in five simple steps using just a single piece of wood and a curtain panel from Ikea. Here’s from Brit: “It only took an afternoon to make and, best of all, it only cost $25! The result is a sturdy table that has enough texture to make it interesting – it is perfect in our entry!”
Erika from Retropolitan purchased a few sheets of marbled paper online and used it to recover an old wooden box she had picked up at the thrift store for a couple dollars. She says, “It was a fairly easy decoupage project that took about a half hour to do. I think it turned out pretty great for only $3 and a few minutes of my time.” After making over her box, Erika just so happened to notice that West Elm sells an agate box that looks crazy similar for $49 to $79!
If you missed the State Pride Tour that I hosted over at Infarrantly Creative last week, then you missed out! I partnered with 30 other bloggers to create projects in honor of the states we love and call home. Roeshel of DIY Show Off was one of the talented gals who joined me on the tour, creating a map triptych from a Pennsylvania road map. Not only did Roeshel save herself $100, but her maps are much more meaningful since they reflect where she was born and raised.