It's not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That's what happened to April at House By Hoff. "The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, " April tells us.
At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, Christy had this tulip wreath from last year's spring decor. "I had it hanging in the garage and it had fallen several times and was looking a little tattered, " she explains, so she decided to take the wreath apart and make something else for this year.
Here's a pretty project for your Valentine's Day Decor that Katie from View From the Fridge shared at Juggling Act Mama. Starting a new diet over the holidays that prohibited alcohol or any sugary drinks, Katie and her husband went through a lot of sparkling water. Looking at the pile of glass bottles she'd accumulated, Katie decided it was time for a craft project!
Don't you love a good curbside find? Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs spotted a discarded corkboard and says, "As soon as I saw this baby, I knew with the right makeover she would be perfect for my oldest son’s bedroom." The final result is a "soaring" success!
I love seeing things that people make from objects they've found in nature. One of my current favorite trends along these lines is the use of wood slices to make natural looking decor items. Here's a gorgeous wreath that Laura of Finding Home put together using wood slices from a fallen birch branch.
At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family's belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.
At The DIY Mommy, Christina made a pretty fall wreath using materials from her recycling bin and her scrap fabric stash. " It was a complete experiment, but I’m pleasantly surprised with how pretty it turned out to be," Christina says.
"Something my kids absolutely LOVE to do is pick flowers," notes Ashley at Cherished Bliss. "There is a state park close to us that is just gorgeous and the walking trails are covered in flowers. I made this little Burlap Flower Carrier for them to take on our walks and gather up as many flowers as their heart’s desire!" This is a simple project that can be made with things you probably already have on hand--starting with a couple of sturdy twigs!
At House By Hoff, April has been adding a few touches of summer to her home with some beachy decor. Inspired by pictures of some seashell art that her aunt texted her, April pulled out her collection of seashells and got to work.
At her blog, Roubinek Reality, Jamie admits that she had antlers in her house before they were cool. Married to a hunter, "I fought it for a long time and had rules about where they could be hung and how many. But recently, his antler collection he’s had in the garage has started to grow on me," she explains.
At One Krieger Chick, Arien has been decorating her house for Valentine's Day. She was challenged to do a 15 minute craft, and decided to make something using things she already had on hand, starting with this empty frame.
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