Large Tabletop Lantern

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The popularity of large tabletop lanterns hasn’t escaped the notice of Beth from Free Stylin’, and she of course knew it wasn’t necessary to pay exorbitant prices for the trendy lights. Instead, Beth had the genius idea to upcycle an old brassy light fixture into a lantern. These lights are everywhere so this is a super simple project anyone can tackle on the cheap!

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Painted Clock Makeover

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When Jeanie from Create and Babble needed a clock for her kitchen, she went to the store and bought one. And brought it home and decided she really didn’t like it. Fast forward a year, and Jeanie knew it was high time the clock got a makeover. With a can of spray paint and the help of her Cameo, Jeanie turned the ugly clock into an accent piece she’s now proud to display on her wall.

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Valentine’s Envelope Chair Backer

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I made my kids chair backers for Halloween last year and they absolutely loved the thrill of finding treats inside each morning. Carrie from Simply Home shares how she created these adorable felt chair backers for Valentine’s Day with a few basic supplies. While the detail work may be a bit time consuming, you can save some serious dough by making these yourself. Carrie spent only $20 for four chair backers as opposed to paying $27 a piece with monogram!

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White Desk with Wood Top

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Kate from Magic City Thistle exercised some serious resourcefulness to recreate the look of a white desk with wood top she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn. The base was the simple part – a few storage cubes, and Kate was done. However, it’s pretty tricky to make a wood desktop without any wood. Kate rummaged around and found an old shelf, cardboard, and wood grain contact paper to work with. How’s that for rocking what you’ve got?!?

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Rustic Wood Clock

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Kara of Kara Paslay Designs totally came through on her promise to replicate a rustic wood clock from Pottery Barn. I love the split wooden disc left over from another project that Kara selected for the clock face. I mean… does it get any more rustic? Kara’s clock is definitely full of one-of-a-kind charm just like her inspiration!

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DIY Bottle Lamp

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As Amanda from What Hopes and Dreams are Made of points out, glass lamps are a great fit for pretty much any color scheme or decorating style. It leaves little question to why they have soared in popularity! Amanda got in on the craze by making her own bottle lamp from an apple juice jug she already had. Amanda’s lamp came in at only $24.50, and that includes the shade!

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French Valentine’s Pillow

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I always know Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict won’t let me down when it comes to creating fabulous DIY pillows on a dime. The girl has out-pillowed even me! In preparation for Valentine’s Day, Debbie created this French telegram pillow using an iron-on transfer.  With tons of texture, Debbie’s pillow far surpasses her inspiration in my book!

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Decoupage “LOVE” Canvas

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Yesterday I shared a wooden “LOVE” sign to get your sweet and sappy Valentine’s creative juices flowing. Anna from My Life and Kids turned to her tried-and-true scrapbook paper and Mod Podge technique to create a wall canvas with a similar design. The piece of art found a permanent home in her baby’s nursery but would also make great holiday décor.

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