Mr. and Mrs. Dishtowels for Only $1

If you love a good handmade wedding gift, here’s an adorable idea to store away from Katie at View from the Fridge. Katie shares at My Crafty Spot how she made these Mr. and Mrs. dishtowels for only $1. Yep, that’s right – a buck! And if it’s not enough that these personalized dishtowels are […Read More]

Traced Octopus Pillow from Tea Towels

Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shares at Pretty Handy Girl how to create an Anthropologie-inspired octopus pillow for less than $10. Melissa saved money on her pillow cover by sewing it from tea towels. In addition to being cheap, the tea towels are also sheer enough that the octopus design could be placed underneath and […Read More]

Gemstone Sharpie Wall Art

Lidy from Hello Lidy was inspired to create gem wall art for a corner of her room after spying some striking mirrors from West Elm. Lidy easily mimicked the look of the precious stones with a piece of foam board and a Sharpie. Here’s what Lidy says about her new DIY artwork: “I think it’s super fun and really modernizes that corner of the room. It’s really easy to remove from the wall and then reapply somewhere else if I get too tired of it! Thanks to West Elm, I have some lovely new wall art to look at!”

gem wall art

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Best of PB #8: French Script Lampshade with a Sharpie

Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage had a plain Target lamp shade lying around and decided to add a little pizzazz to it with some French script images and a fin tip Sharpie. The end product however, turned out to be a pretty close knock off to a Pottery Barn shade… who knew! Jeannine’s lampshade looks so amazing that it’s hard to believe it’s actually a very simply process!

French script lampshade

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Monogrammed Serving Board

Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict had been eyeing Pottery Barn’s monogrammed serving boards for quite some time and finally found a way to create her own version for only $5! Debbie picked up a well-used cutting board from the thrift store and gave it a whole new look with a monogram, wood stain, and wooden legs. This is a great gift idea to keep in mind for friends who love to entertain!

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Burlap Magnet Board

Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home turned a piece of leftover sheet metal into a stylish magnet board by covering it with burlap and adding a stenciled design with permanent marker. I love the fact that this is magnetic, so you can hang photos without poking holes through them. And would you believe it only cost Amy $5 to make?!?

burlap magnet board

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Tin Can Burlap Vase

Even the ugliest container can be made beautiful with a bit of burlap and rope! Just check out this vase that Lucy from Craftberry Bush created from a tin can. After covering her can with burlap, Lucy finished the edges and handle with rope and then added text with a Sharpie. This is a great […Read More]

Patterned Sharpie Dinnerware

Holly from Holly Would loves all the fun prints that are available with hand painted dinnerware. She achieved a similar look by simply drawing patterns onto some plain white dishes from Goodwill with a Sharpie. Talk about cheap and easy! Plus, there’s no reason to fret over perfection since the imperfections are key to getting […Read More]

Tissue Paper Butterflies Wall Canvas

Your children’s artwork can become some of the most prized décor in your home. This is true of Lisa at A Room with A View who simply adores two butterfly wall canvases created by her daughters. After being inspired by a greeting card decorated with butterflies that appeared somewhat translucent and ethereal, Lisa requested that […Read More]