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“I was swinging my daughter on her swing in our backyard when I noticed the few leaves that had fallen from our tree,” says Selene at Restoration Beauty. The leaves captured her imagination, so as soon as they were done swinging, Selene scooped up her daughter and a few of the leaves and got crafty.

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Board and Batten Backsplash from Salvaged Materials

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After installing wood blinds on some of her windows, Sabine had several slats leftover when she shortened the blinds. Check out how she used those leftovers to give her kitchen a new look at Mom in Music City.

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Paint + Gold Mason Jar Vases

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Over at Kristi’s Paintbrush, Kristi shares how she dressed up some plain old Mason jars for Fall. This is a simple decorating project made even easier by her detailed tutorial.

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Tin Can Halloween Decor

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Over at Mabey She Made It, Lisa came up with a cute way to decorate for Halloween and upcycle some tin cans. She says about this project, “Not only is it simple to do, but it’s made from things you probably already have around: straws, string, patterned paper, empty soup cans.”

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Turning Books into Halloween Decor

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Amy from The Idea Room came up with a fun Halloween vignette this year: spell books and potions arranged just as if they were in a witch’s cottage. If you have some old books lying around, you can make a few spell books of your own!

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Entry Table Made from Reclaimed Wood

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“My sister-in-law and her husband bought a new house, and I really wanted to make something for them,” explains Mindi at My Love 2 Create. Her sister had mentioned that they could use a table for their entryway, so that’s what Mindi set out to make. Her material of choice? Salvaged deck wood.

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Ghostess with the Mostess Cake Stand

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Here’s a spooky new take on the popular DIY cake stand project. At Stow & Tell U, Amy had a domed glass cake plate and a tall glass vase that she decided to turn into a cake stand just for Halloween.

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Upcycle Your Jeans Into Handy Buckets

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Here’s a fun upcycling project from Curly Made. Daniela turned her old jeans into buckets. Yep, you read that right: BUCKETS.

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