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]

Decoupage a Box for an Instant Update!

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Erika from Retropolitan purchased a few sheets of marbled paper online and used it to recover an old wooden box she had picked up at the thrift store for a couple dollars. She says, “It was a fairly easy decoupage project that took about a half hour to do. I think it turned out pretty great for only $3 and a few minutes of my time.” After making over her box, Erika just so happened to notice that West Elm sells an agate box that looks crazy similar for $49 to $79!

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Jack-O-Lantern Chandelier Shade Covers

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Here’s another fun way to dress up your chandy for Halloween! Ahna from Easier Than I Thought was inspired to make her chandelier shades more festive for Halloween by covering them with paper jack-o-lanterns. Her daughter loves seeing the friendly, glowing faces! Ahna suggests getting your kids in on the action of designing cats, witches, or jack-o-lanterns with different expressions.

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Paint Can to Patterned Storage Pail

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As soon as she saw Pottery Barn Kids’ paper-wrapped bucket, Anna from My Life and Kids knew she could make her own. Anna used new paint cans from the hardware store and simply wrapped them with patterned scrapbook paper using Mod Podge. These are great for toy storage or used as “gift bags” as Anna did for a friend’s baby shower.

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Patterned Monogram Letters

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We all love a good monogram, and Angie from The Country Chic Cottage for Crafts Unleashed shows how to make them come to life with some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. It’s really as simple as cutting and gluing! And with all the craft paper options out there, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Why be limited by store bought letters when you can design your own with a scene you love?

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Patterned Wood Tray

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The Mombot Amy has found some thrifty treasures in Target’s dollar spot, including a small wooden tray that bore a strong resemblance to one she’d been eyeing from West Elm. She snatched one up and added a coordinating paper to the interior for a fun punch of pizzazz. So cheap… so simple… and so cute!

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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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Paper Mosaic Art

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I know we all love DIY art, especially easy, cheap, and gorgeous DIY art! Cassity from Remodelaholic shares how she made a stunning mosaic from scrapbook paper. I love the colors and am simply blown away by how much Cassity’s mosaic looks like glass. Crazy to think all it requires is cutting and gluing!

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