Rope Knot Necklace

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It’s no secret that many mommas like jewelry so here’s another stylish gift idea for Mom shared by MacKenzie at Encourage Fashion. MacKenzie created a pretty dip-dyed knot necklace that’s great for summer and simple enough that even those with no jewelry-making skills can pull it off. I love the ombre effect MacKenzie achieved with her dye. So pretty!

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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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Outdoor Dining Table

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After spending all last summer sans a backyard as a pool and fence were put in, Melissa of The Happier Homemaker and her husband can’t wait to actually utilize the dream space this year. One thing they wanted was a nice outdoor dining set, but they all came with steep price tags. Instead, Melissa and her hubs worked together to build their own using a combination of plans that included Ana White’s farmhouse table. Would you believe it only cost them $100 and one afternoon?!?

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Beachy Shell Wreath

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You may have shells from summer beach trips that you are trying to figure out what to do with now. Before you stuff them in a drawer or closet to be forgotten, check out this wreath made by Kelly at The Lily Pad Cottage. Kelly knocked off a $139 shell wreath from Ballard for a few bucks with some decorative sisal and a wreath form she had on hand. She’s going to be one happy gal when she busts out her beautiful bargain wreath next summer.

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Driftwood Orb

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After a beach trip, Zoe from Creative in Chicago was feeling inspired to create coastal décor. So it was no surprise that a driftwood orb from Crate & Barrel sent her on a mission to collect driftwood and make her own. Zoe’s orb is so stunning that you’d think it was a difficult project to tackle. So not true! Once you check out Zoe’s tutorial you will see how easy it really is (which will, of course, make you want to schedule your own special beach trip to collect driftwood and make an orb)!

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Covered Wood Sandbox

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Erin from Life in the Dub Lane loved the design of a “fancy” covered sandbox from Pottery Barn Kids. I am sure it’s no surprise that the $400 price tag was holding her back from bringing one home. Erin instead opted to devote a day to building her own for $65. Just because Erin’s DIY [...Read More]

Paper Mache Starfish

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It’s not too late to throw a starfish or two into the mix of your summer décor. Amanda from House Revivals shares a quick and easy tutorial for making your own faux starfish from good old TP!  She says, “Make a dozen, tie them onto gifts or napkins or toss them into a bowl with [...Read More]

Painted Berry Container

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When Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected laid eyes on some stoneware berry containers from Anthropologie, she was taken back to childhood days of picking berries with her family. But why spend $14 on a container that is identical to the free cardboard pint berries come in? Sherry held onto her cash, and instead painted and [...Read More]