Rachel of Rachel Rewritten doesn’t consider herself a frugal gal but says she’s been on a DIY kick lately to save some money. Her first project was creating an Anthropologie-inspired mug to replace one that had sadly been damaged in a move. Rachel used a silk screen stencil and paint to recreate a very similar [...Read More]
Cindy from DIY Beautify wanted to turn her master bath into a bold and dramatic space that was cohesive with her master bedroom. She had recently stenciled a wall in her bedroom and used the same damask stencil to create these eye-catching curtains. Because Cindy used drop cloth and a sample pot of black paint, [...Read More]
Angie of The Country Chic Cottage shares at Live.Craft.Love how she gave some unfinished wooden oars the Ballard-treatment with basic supplies. Angie simply stained or painted the oars and then used tape and number stencils to create each unique design. I love how she shook things up a little by combining two oars to create [...Read More]
Most of you know I am not much of a seasonal decorator. I know… GASP! BUT… I do love a pretty holiday pillow, and this one from Maryann at Domestically Speaking is drool-worthy. Plus, it only takes burlap and paint, which means cheap! Maryann used the “old school” freezer paper stencil method for her text, and just look at those beautiful, crisp lines. She also hand stitched her cover thanks to a broken machine, but I love how it adds to the rustic, grain sack look.
Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she as inspired to create her own burlap ornaments. She says, “I adore the simplicity and versatility of burlap. I saw these adorable printed burlap ornaments in a catalog and decided to make my own. You can easily make several of these homemade ornaments in one sitting, and they would make lovely gifts that would be cherished for many Christmases to come!”
Maria from Our Home Away from Home has been working on her Christmas décor for weeks now. Just when Maria thought she had it all planned, the Pottery Barn holiday catalog came along and tossed another DIY challenge her way. The jute “Jingle” pillow was calling Maria’s name and she already had all the materials on hand to make her own. That’s pretty hard to resist, and who doesn’t love a cute and free pillow? I know I do!
Earlier this week I shared a burlap table runner created by the ever-so-talented Colleen of Just Paint It. While she loves its natural, rustic feel, she knew a glitzy silver and black Halloween scene would be perfect for her mom’s tabletop. Colleen transformed a fabric remnant she already had into a subdued yet “wicked” piece of art using silver paint, a stencil, and some free-handed design. Of course, you know Colleen walks you through it all and shares a trick or two along the way so you can create your own.
Although timeliness may not be a strong suit for Morena of Morena’s Corner, she ironically has a thing for clocks. She writes, “Maybe I subconsciously think that if I have enough clocks around I’ll be on time for a change. Ha!” When Morena came across an eclectic clock with a fun mix of colors and funky numbers, she knew she could create her own. With the help of some stencils and new paint products from DecoArt, Morena now has a new clock with even more color and pizzazz than her inspiration.