DIY Gold Bird Art

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This morning I shared a DIY pinboard created by Shauna at Satori Design for Living. If you loved that touch of gold she added to her frame, here’s another gilding project from Shauna that brings on the glitz. Shauna was inspired by a tray featuring a silver leafed bird motif to create framed art with a similar look. All she did was print an image from the computer, trace it onto specialty paper, and paint it in with the gilding. I love that you could use this technique with any design you like to create fab seasonal art – leaves, pinecones, antlers… The possibilities are endless!

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Burlap Magnolia Blooms for Fall

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With the arrival of each new season, Gail from Purple Hues and Me says she loves to visit Pier 1 for inspiration. On a recent trip she saw some pretty handcrafted branches of burlap magnolia stems and was inspired to recreate these lovelies. Gail hit up her fabric stash for leftover burlap and formed it into realistic looking blooms with the help of Mod Podge and floral wire. I love the natural look and texture of burlap for fall!

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Stool Upholstered with Rug

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Kim from Made in a Day scored quite the deal when she got an old stool for only $1.99. It might not have been much to look at, but Kim took care of that! She recovered the seat with a kitchen rug from Wal-mart to mimic the look of hand-woven, recycled fabric stools she had seen at both Pier 1 and Target. I love it when a rescue and knock-off come together!

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Ornament Wreath

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Rather than spending $40-60 on an ornament wreath at a store, Virginia of LiveLoveDIY spent $7 making her own from dollar store items. This glitzy beauty ranks as one of Virginia’s favorite projects this year. If you’re thinking you’ve run out time for wreath-making, think again! Virginia whipped up her wreath in just an hour!

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Lamp with Lace Shade

When Denisa from A Girl and A Brush saw a lace lamp at Pier 1, she knew it was perfect for her bedroom. That is… the lamp was perfect, not the $75 price tag. Using a Goodwill lamp base, shade, and tank top, Denisa created her own romantic lamp for less than $15! Denisa was [...Read More]

Distressed Wall Clock

Carrie at Dittle Dattle was inspired to create her own ginormous wall clock after spying one on a date night with hubby. The laminate top from a table that had been in the attic for years was the perfect “canvas” for the clock face. Carrie is so awesome that she cut all the numbers with [...Read More]

Decorative Photo Lantern

Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl snatched up an old brass lantern from her Habitat Restore for only $5. She turned it into a decorative piece for her mantle with some colorful paint and a picture of two cutie pies. Brittany didn’t even realize her pretty blue lantern resembled candle lanterns from Pier 1. She’s just [...Read More]

Decorative Typography Spheres

A former high school English teacher, Jessica from Mad in Crafts was pretty excited to create some decorative typographic spheres with punctuation marks for her home. If semi-colons don’t give you the same thrill of excitement, maybe the price and ease of this project will. Jessica created a whole lotta spheres for only $2 using [...Read More]