Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling was able to recreate Himmeli sculptures from Urban Outfitters using the simplest of materials for only $4! Paper straws are the secret ingredient that made this project both simple and cheap. Amy shares exactly how she cut and strung the straws onto twine to create her geometric shapes. There are [...Read More]
Grapevine pumpkins have become staples when it comes to fall décor. They are quite lovely with their natural look and pretty twinkling lights, but boy are they pricey! Lisa from Recaptured Charm knew they couldn’t cost nearly as much to make as their price tags might indicate and proved it by creating her own with dollar store materials. Lisa loves the pretty shadow her illuminated pumpkin casts on the wall. It’s the perfect fall décor to give you the warm tingles inside!
A lover of seaside decor, Traci at Inspiring Homestyle was inspired to turn some bottles and shells she already had into decorative pieces for her home. Using hot glue, Traci secured her seashells with pointed ends into the openings of the glass bottles. Then to finish it off, she wrapped natural rope yarn around the top of each bottle. A bit more hot glue and viola! Quick, easy, inexpensive, and beautiful accessories!
Angie from Burton Avenue was looking for Halloween décor inspiration when she found some ghost lights that she knew she could recreate. The biggest challenge was deciding what to use for the head, but Angie found some clear plastic ornaments that worked perfectly. I love the soft light that comes through the burlap. Too cute!
One of Lauren’s favorite elements from her baby boy’s nautical theme nursery is a rope chandelier she created from a thrift store find. Lauren shares at From Our Hiding Place how she transformed the $10 chandy into an eye-catching piece with just a roll of twine and a hot glue gun. While time-consuming, Lauren says it was the “easiest DIY project ever.”
I know I can always count on Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict for a good knock-off, and again she doesn’t disappoint! Recently Debbie’s teenage grandson started using her guest bedroom, which necessitated a few tweaks to the space, including her French number plaque baskets. Debbie gave them a more masculine edge by simply tying on mailbox numbers with jute. She says, “There it is! Could it be any easier or cheaper?”
Allison from Refunk My Junk says she’s been giving her old gold chandy shades the stink eye for quite some time while simultaneously coveting the Jute Twine Chandelier Shades from Ballard Designs. Instead of spending almost $100.00 on new shades, Allison used two rolls of jute twine that were purchased for $2.00 and revamped her existing shades. Allison says, “I love the look and the price-tag even more!”
It’s about that time of year again when rope décor can be seen all over home décor stores and throughout catalog pages. Elissa shares at Clever how to give a lamp that much-desired nautical flair with some rope and a hot glue gun. I love how the little extras of the rope-trimmed shade and darker sisal tied around the neck of the lamp really bring the whole look together and give a high-end finish.