Birch Bark Candles

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You may have seen the fabulous birch pillar candles that are being sold by stores such as Pottery Barn and World Market lately. Kimberly at A Night Owl Blog certainly has and absolutely adores them! With some LED pillars from the dollar store and scrapbook paper, Kimberly quickly and easily whipped up a set of […Read More]

“Handpainted” Monogram Letter Art

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Angela from Life in Velvet created her own Anthropologie-inspired Handpainted Still Life Monogram – no painting skills required! Angela admits that she had to “cheat” a little and shares her handy tip she finding beautiful prints of real artwork for FREE online. She chose one of these lovelies and used it to cover a wood […Read More]

Scripted Newsprint Decoupage Pumpkin

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Like Jami from An Oregon Cottage, you may find yourself repeatedly inspired by Pottery Barn’s catalog, especially when it comes to holiday and seasonal décor. A couple years ago Jami was inspired to recreate several items from their fall line, including some distress white ceramic turkeys and these lovely book page pumpkins. For this project, […Read More]

Bright and Bold Decoupage Wall Initials

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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]

Recycled Newspaper Decorative Bowl

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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]

Gift Ideas for Dad #8: Wooden Photo Cubes

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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.”

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DIY “Sea Glass” Candle Holders

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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!

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Easy Animal Canvas Wall Art

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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!

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