Valentine’s Envelope Chair Backer for $1

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With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, Kristen from Down Home Inspiration is in full-on holiday-crafting mode. She loved Pottery Barn Kid’s envelope chair backers, but $26? For felt? Kristen knew she cure couldn’t justify the expense and instead grabbed some quarter sheets of felt and embroidery floss from the craft store and made three adorable chair backers for her kids – for less than a dollar each! Her kids love filling the pouches with sweet little notes to each other!

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Red and White Rope Christmas Trees

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Can you believe Christmas is only a week away?!? Do you still have shopping to finish, gifts to wrap, and cookies to bake? Let’s keep things simple today then, shall we? Sam from The Lovebugs Blog created these fun and whimsical Christmas trees with just some rope and hot glue. She says, “This might be the world’s easiest craft project.  It took about 15 minutes to pull these trees together and only required a few materials.  It was low cost and has a big impact.”

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Play Vanity Stool with Gathered Slipcover

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If you read this morning’s feature that showcased an adorable play vanity built by the talented Jaime from That’s My Letter, you probably noticed the cutesy little stool with a gathered slipcover pictured with it. Yes, Jaime made it too, and so can you! Jaime modified plans from Ana White to build the stool from scrap wood and dug some fabric from her stash for the sweet little slipcover. I love that cover is removeable and can be washed because, let’s be honest, little girls and makeup can get a bit messy!

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DIY Jewelry Stand from Scrap Wood

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Jaime from That’s My Letter shows how you can turn scrap wood and a couple of dowels into an adorable personalized jewelry stand. I love the addition of the crystal knob and beads for a timeless and classy look. This would make a wonderful gift for a special little lady in your life!

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Changing Table and Dresser That Grows With Baby

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Following plans from Ana White, Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic built this changing table and dresser for her oldest daughters’ former babysitter who is now all grown up and having a baby of her own. How sweet is that?!? The three large drawers offer plenty of storage space for diapers, wipes, swaddling blankets, and the like. I love how easily this piece of furniture can transition to a dresser when diaper changes are a thing of the past.

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Turn a Coffee Table into a Kids Art Table

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Laura of The Experimental Home had always wanted an activity table with a built-in roll of paper for her kids’ playroom. However, when Laura actually started decorating the space,  $200 and up seemed like a lot more money than when she was just dreaming about it. Laura decided to make her own out of an old coffee table instead. She spent around $15 on a cafe curtain rod, a roll of paper, and some big paper clips and about 15 minutes assembling the table. Sounds like a much wiser investment for a table that will undoubtedly see quite a few scribble marks in its lifetime!

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Dancing Skeleton Halloween Garland

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I know I am not alone when I say I love the dollar store. There are all sorts of hidden treasures in there. Sharon from The Blue Willow House found one of those treasures when she stumbled upon a plastic moveable skeleton that reminded her of a cute garland she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn Kids. Sharon scooped up five packages and strung the dancing skeletons together in front of her fireplace. They look mighty happy about Sharon’s savings!

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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

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Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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