Faux Stone Skull Vase

Halloween Skull Vase

Last Halloween, Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases provided an easy target for all the knock-off lovers out there. I featured quite a few of the DIY versions here on KOD, including Nikki’s from 13 Black Cats Designs. To create her eerie vase, Nikki molded a skeleton face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for an aged stone effect.
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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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Chevron Beach Tote

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Your sun-loving mom will look fab walking across the beach with this stylish chevron tote from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime’s tote features a fun navy chevron print with fuchsia monogram, drop cloth canvas lining, and rope handle. In all honesty, I would choose Jamie’s bag hands-down over her inspiration from Pottery Barn Teen!

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Cable Sweater Pillow

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Chance are you have an old sweater in your closet just begging for a second life or a thrift store close by with racks full of sweaters. Jill from Create.Craft.Love shows just how simple it is to transform that old sweater into a cozy and warm pillow perfect for snuggles on the couch by a toasty fire!

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Metallic New Year’s Plate

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At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!

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Feather Ball Ornament

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Mari of Crab+Fish almost bought these feathery ornaments from West Elm before she realized they couldn’t be that hard to replicate. With a few minutes of time and a Styrofoam ball, ric rac, and feathers, Mari did just that! She says, “ My version isn’t quite as fancy and flouncy and orderly as West Elm’s version…but I like my puffball version better!”

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Paper Christmas Tree

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“Oh Christmas tree. Oh Christmas tree. How lovely are your branches pages.” Pages? That’s right! This Christmas tree from Dana at Wonder Forest is made from repurposed music book pages. Dana cut paper squares a plenty and then stacked them up to make this pretty paper tree. If you can operate scissors or a paper cutter, then you’re fully equipped to make your own!

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Felt Christmas Trees

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Today’s all about Christmas trees here at KOD! I’ve got a couple of projects to showcase that show there are more options out there than just the traditional evergreen boughs. Gail from Purple Hues and Me created this trio of red trees by cutting felt leaves and adhering them to cone forms. What a simple way to make a statement on a tabletop or mantel!

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