Ampersand Wall Art in Spring Colors

DIY Wall Decor  Ampersand Art

Joan at Nicer Than New was flipping through a catalog when a giclee print of an ampersand caught her eye. She had already been inspired by other bloggers to tackle her own ampersand art, and this gave Joan just the push she needed. She gave her artwork a fresh spring spin by using patterned scrapbook […Read More]

Pretty in Pink “EAT” Wall Letters

DIY Home Decor EAT Letters in Kitchen

Lisa of Concord Cottage had been seeing versions of these cute “EAT” letters all over the place and thought is would be fun to paint some to fit her vintage-inspired kitchen. If you remember her updated mason jar chandelier, you know her color of choice – PINK! Of course, the beauty of DIYing your own […Read More]

Vintage Vocabulary Flashcard Art

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Shannon from AKA Design says she loves the simplicity and typography of vocabulary cards, and they also hold sentimentality after years of homeschooling. Shannon has made it easy for you to display your own vintage flashcards with a FREE printable. She’s even sweet enough to share the exact fonts and steps she took to make […Read More]

“Handpainted” Monogram Letter Art

anthropologie inspired still life monogram

Angela from Life in Velvet created her own Anthropologie-inspired Handpainted Still Life Monogram – no painting skills required! Angela admits that she had to “cheat” a little and shares her handy tip she finding beautiful prints of real artwork for FREE online. She chose one of these lovelies and used it to cover a wood […Read More]

Leather Monogram with Nailhead Trim

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Monograms are so crazy popular that you can find them in all kinds of colors, sizes, fonts, and materials. Katie from Addicted 2 DIY created a leather monogram with a bit of a sophisticated, masculine twist. She shares at The Crafty Spot how she wrapped the paper mache letter with leather and then outlined it […Read More]

Vintage Industrial Wall Letters on a Budget

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Angela of blue i style has a major thing for typography and can’t get enough of letters and words in home décor. From the moment Angela decided on a “vintage preppy” theme for her son’s room, she’s had her eye on wood and metal wall letters. She was able to create a knock-off version that really captures the vintage industrial vibe of her original inspiration using paper mache letters, metallic acrylic paint, scrapbook paper and nails. Angela says, “I am pretty proud of how my letters turned out! The total for my three letters rang in at less than $10.00 (about $3 each), and the entire project took me less than an hour.”

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Industrial Wood Letters with Metal Trim

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I am just loving this knock off from the gals over at Lolly Jane! Kelli wanted to recreate the look of vintage industrial letters for less than $15 PER letter. Yes, that gets pricey! Amazing, she got all the look of wood and metal without using wood and metal. I never would have guessed it, but the “wood” is simply patterned scrapbook paper and the “metal” silver glitter tape. That means scissors are the only tool needed! Nicely done, Ladies!

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Stenciled Number Pillows

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If you follow me on Infarrantly Creative or have been around KOD for some time, you know I have a little (okay… a big) thing for making pillows. One of my favorite time savers is using ready-made covers from IKEA just like Erika from Retropolitan did to create these number pillows. Since the covers cost just a few dollars each, they are still cost-effective for the DIYer and provide a great starting point for stenciling and embellishing. In just an hour, Erika was able to make all four of these stenciled number pillows!

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