Mr. and Mrs. Dishtowels for Only $1

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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

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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

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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!”

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

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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!

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Gold Patterned Desk

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Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design loved the look of a graphic “Bamboo” wallpaper and had the pattern sitting on her desk for months waiting for its grand debut somewhere in her home. A thrift store desk/bar that Julia revamped became the perfect candidate, and she set out to recreate the design with one of her favorite tools – a Sharpie! Doesn’t it look fabulous?!?

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Monogrammed Serving Board

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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

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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?!?

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Sharpie Stenciled Pillow

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Rather than purchasing a $100+ pillow in genuine Kravet Windsor Smith Riad fabric, Virginia from LiveLoveDIY decided to make her own stencil and use a Sharpie to create the same look. I love the interest the bold design adds to the space, and a few bucks for a designer look-a-like pillow is definitely something to get excited about!

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