Handstitched Burlap Heart Ornaments

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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!”

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Stenciled “Jingle” Pillow that Jingles!

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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!

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“Wicked” Painted Halloween Table Topper

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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.

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Colorfully Painted Wall Clock

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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.

DIY Colorful Clock

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Monogram a Towel with Paint

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When Charisa from Madtown Macs saw West Elm’s digitally monogrammed hand towels, she immediately loved them and swooped some up as gifts. Sadly, Charisa never got one for herself and knew it was time to change that. She easily created her own modern and bold monogrammed hand towel with a freezer paper stencil and fabric paint. I am all about painting some fabric!

DIY Monogram Towel by Madtown Macs

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An Old Tray Gets a New Look

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DIYers have had a heyday replicating Pottery Barn’s numbers canvas. The design has been featured on desktops, drawer fronts, and even chair cushions. Like so many others, Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has long loved the design and used it to give an old tray she’s had since her college days a new look.Taryn says, “See what a little paint and sisal rope can do? Now I’m really glad I managed to keep this tray around for so long!”

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DIY Wood BINGO Tray

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A collector of vintage board games, Donna from Funky Junk Interiors knew a replica of Pottery Barn’s Bingo sign would fit right in with her “decorating theme.” The question was more of how would Donna put her own unique spin on it. Donna didn’t find her answer until she went digging in her scrap wood pile for inspiration. The result was an artistic vintage-style Bingo card that also doubles as a sturdy wooden tray.

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Ikat Stenciled Cabinet

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I have said time and again how much I love the possibilities with stenciling, and Melissa from 5 Foot 12 Creations totally drives it home with her ikat console. I mean… wowzers! With a small paint brush and plate of craft paint in hand, Melissa completely transformed an IKEA console into a trendy piece of furniture that is sure to spark lots of conversations. It’s no wonder Melissa’s cabinet was one of the faves in the Creating with the Stars knockoff round!

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