Inventor’s Bell Jar Lamp

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I can’t help but get excited when I come across a knock-off that’s totally unique and fun, and this lamp from Jessica at Mad In Crafts is all that and more! Jessica designed her “steampunk-style, industrial accent lamp” using a secondhand bell jar from Goodwill and metal odds and ends from her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. She spent  only $20 on materials, which is a far cry from the $1298 price tag of her inspiration!

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Five-Minute Tinsel Ornaments

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Heather from At The Picket Fence shares how she created these pretty tinsel ornaments in less than five minutes. All it comes down to is placing a snippet of tinsel into a clear glass ornament, and voila! You get all the sparkle and festivity of tinsel without the mess!

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Upholstered Letter with Nailhead Trim

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This morning I shared how Laura from Finding Home transformed a boring set of wire baskets into a stylish wood and metal organizer for her craft room. While working on that project, Laura also become captivated with an upholstered letter with nailhead trim from Ballard and couldn’t help but tackle another knock-off project! She grabbed a paper mache letter from the store, wrapped it with a suede-like material, and then added nailhead trim to the edge for a sophisticated, upscale look.

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Paper Mache Unicorn Head Wall Décor

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I am just loving this paper mache unicorn head that Ashley from Lil Blue Boo created for her little one’s playroom. It is unique and fun and really makes a statement! Ashley walks you through the entire process, showing you how she formed the head from newspaper, paper towels, and book pages. I love the look of the black and white text with the hot pink plaque. Didn’t Ashley do an amazing job?!?

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DIY Beverage Cart for the Hostess

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What does every hostess need to have in her entertaining arsenal? A beverage cart of course! Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic made one just in time for her holiday entertaining for only $150, and that includes the hardware. I love Ashley’s suggestion of stocking this baby with coffee and cocoa for a festive holiday soiree. How cute!

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Wooden Peace Sign and Burlap Jingle Pillow

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I have two Pottery Barn-inspired projects to share with you today from the crafty twins Julia and Elizabeth from Southern Color. They say that their best holiday inspiration comes from catalogues, and they especially love flipping through the pages of Pottery Barn for holiday décor ideas. This year it was PB’s PEACE sign and Jingle pillow that caught Julia and Elizabeth’s attention. When they sisters saw the price tags on the two items though, they knew a DIY was in order. Amazingly, it cost only $20 for both of their gorgeous knock offs!

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Play Vanity Stool with Gathered Slipcover

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If you read this morning’s feature that showcased an adorable play vanity built by the talented Jaime from That’s My Letter, you probably noticed the cutesy little stool with a gathered slipcover pictured with it. Yes, Jaime made it too, and so can you! Jaime modified plans from Ana White to build the stool from scrap wood and dug some fabric from her stash for the sweet little slipcover. I love that cover is removeable and can be washed because, let’s be honest, little girls and makeup can get a bit messy!

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Cedar Bath Caddy for Under $5

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This morning I shared how you can give the gift of relaxation this Christmas with luxurious bath bombs. Here’s another gift idea for the bath-lover in your life – a fancy-schmancy cedar bath caddy. Julie, a contributor on Sawdust Girl, shows how you can turn cedar fence posts into this bath caddy that looks gorgeous and holds everything needed for a nice soak in the tub. She says, “What could be better for $5 in an hour or less?”

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