Oh how I love when you can get a Pottery Barn look on a Wal-mart budget. Case in point, this mirror from Lorrie’s Story. Lorrie was inspired to take a cheapo mirror from Wal-Mart and turn it into a Pottery Barn copycat by simply cutting out some vinyl lettering with her Cricut Explore. Lorrie says, […Read More]
Jeanie from Create & Babble is a huge fan of knock offs. What’s not to like about saving money and customizing décor at the same time?!? Jeanie saw a “Holy Night” Christmas pillow from Birch Lane and had to have her own. She just wasn’t a fan of the $58 price tag or the fact […Read More]
While Shelly at Dolen Diaries fell in love with the spider web flameless pillars from Pottery Barn, she didn’t love the price tag! With some black vinyl she had on hand, Shelly was able to make her own creepy Halloween candles for $8 a piece. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you could also […Read More]
Sarah from Creative Ramblings says she isn’t one all-out decorate her house for Halloween but simply couldn’t resist Pottery Barn’s spider pillar candles. She says, “ They are small and just spooky enough to add some Halloween flair.” Sarah was able to create her own spider Halloween candles for only $10 using flameless pillars she […Read More]
Men and sports seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, and what better way for Dad to support his team than with an etched glass? Stephanie from Full of Great Ideas used a vinyl stencil and etching cream to add an NFL logo to plain glasses. These would make great gifts for Father’s Day, and, of course, the idea isn’t limited to football alone. Just create the stencil of your choice and etch away!
Autie from iCandy Handmade got her porch ready for Christmas this year with the addition of a North Pole sign she DIYed. The really fun part for a hoarding, repurposing, outside-the-box thinking girl like myself is that Autie created her sign from a freezer door from her daughter’s play kitchen. I love that rock-what-you-got mentality! And isn’t her sign adorable?
Now, you may not find any monsters creeping out of the toilet in designer catalogs, but this Halloween decorating idea gave me a giggle so I had to share! Morena for Crafts Unleashed designed her own three-eyed, wiggly armed monster, cut it out of vinyl, and popped it on the toilet tank for a little Halloween prank. Morena says, “It would also work on windows, cabinets, and most any other opening you can think of. Every person in my home has laughed when they see my little monster Halloween decorations. Have fun spooking your favorite people this Halloween!”
Melanie from It Happens in a Blink is in the process of sprucing up and redecorating a few rooms in her home… all at the same time. With a preschooler and triplets, I can only imagine Melanie needs all the quick and easy projects she can get. Fortunately, this wooden wall sign she made fits the bill in terms of time and money. By using a free pallet and common crafting supplies, Melanie created her sign with practically no expense!
Nicole from ART+POLITICS+Life was inspired by the work of Paul Villinski to make her own stunning wall mural for less than $20 using vinyl, a hand drawn stencil, and scissors. Nicole says, “It’s actually very simple and completely removable if you decide to redecorate. This project is perfect for dorm rooms or any other room that needs a statement piece.”