No-Sew Zebra Pillow from Placemats


Tami from Curb Alert asks, “Want to know how to easily copy the look of high-end pillows without paying the high-end retail price?” The answer is simple – placemats! Tami wanted to leave her comfort zone a little with some zebra print pillows. However, she sure didn’t want to spend $50 on a pillow she may not even like long term. Wal-mart came to the rescue with zebra print placemats for only $3.99. Tami simply stuffed the placemats with Poly-fil and then closed them back up with hot glue. Easy peasy no-sew pillow!

no sew pillow from placemats

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Rope Chargers for a Nautical Place Setting


Nikki from Tikkido was planning a party with nautical flair and wanted to get some rope plate chargers for the table setting. She knew Pottery Barn had just what she wanted… except they no longer sell them. Luckily, it was easy for Nikki to re-create them herself with a little felt, rope, and glue!

rope plate charger

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Book Ledge Focal Wall in Nursery


I absolutely love how Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. created a focal wall in her baby’s nursery with rows of ledges displaying colorful books and frames. While you may think all seven ledges cost Jamie a pretty penny, that is totally not the case. Thanks to her and the hubs’ savvy DIY skills, they made all seven shelves for only $65, which is crazy awesome for wall décor and storage rolled into one.

books ledge wall in nursery

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Campaign Chest Nightstand with DIY Metal Base

campaign chest nightstand

Yesterday, the very talented Sarah M. Dorsey shared at Infarrantly Creative how she constructed a metal base to turn a campaign chest into the perfect little nightstand for her bedside. When you hear metal base, you may think welding is in involved. However, Sarah offers a simpler solution using strips of aluminum. This is a brilliant way to add “legs” and height to a chest or even build your own coffee table like Sarah did last summer. Everything the girl touches is gold I tell ya!

campaign chest nightstand

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Dry Erase Place Card Holders


With a summer wedding in the works, Patty from How Sweet It Is has been on the lookout for cute and simple touches for the wedding reception. She ran across these darling dry erase place card holders from Pottery Barn and simply had to have them. However, at $19.50 for two, it would be quite pricey to get 100 of them! Patty instead mapped out a plan to make her own using mini easels and tiles. I love the idea of using tiles for mini dry erase boards, and at 13 cents a pop, you can’t beat the price!

spring place card holders

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Thifted Spoon Kitchen Art


Brittany from Whimsy Renee had her eye on a spoon shadow box for awhile but couldn’t justify that is was a) $199 + shipping and b) waaay to big to even fit in her small kitchen. Brittany knew she could recreate it herself using thrifted frames, spoons, and linen fabric. She says, “Luckily, it worked out perfectly, and now I have something that mirrors the original look, fits in my kitchen, and cost me about $14. That’s a savings of $185, and it works for me!”

diy spoon art

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Upholstered Headboard with Embroidered Monogram


Angelica from Once Again, My Dear Irene took her daughter’s run-of-the-mill slatted wood headboard and transformed it into a chic and upscale one for only $13. Angelica went on a repurposing spree by wrapping the existing headboard with batting and foam and lastly fabric from a grey shower curtain that was no longer in use. She even managed to fabulously pull-off the embroidered monogram – and by hand no less! Angelica asks, “Does this headboard look like I spent only $13 on it?” I think we all know the answer to that {Wink}!

upholstered headboard with monogram

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Eclectic Gallery Wall with Golden Arrow


Melissa of The Happier Homemaker added on to her eclectic gallery wall with an arrow she crafted from a dowel and clay. Once the pieces were dry, Melissa finished off the whole shebang with liquid gilding and then some paint to add depth and dimension. I love the character this adds to the wall!

arrow wall decor

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