Category Archives: DIY Projects

Funky Furniture Feature

Funky Furniture Redo

We haven’t posted a ton of tutorials lately. Etsy orders started growing in January. I was hoping a “break” would come any day now so I could get ready for my wedding in Mexico at the end of the month…but alas, the orders keep coming in.

In the meantime, I just wanted to share this inspiring post with ya’ll. It is the Top 15 Happily Ever Afters, a fabulous collection of fun and funky furniture that got a little DIY ticket to a new life.

 

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DIY Serena & Lily Malibu Chandelier Tutorial

DIY Malibu Chandelier Tutorial BlogHave you been eying Serena & Lily’s Malibu Chandelier for your home? It is such a natural, simple colored piece. It is the different textures that really give it a great shabby chic, beachy type feel. At almost $900 it is a pretty serious lighting investment. But you can make it at home for 1/5 of that price, with premium materials, in whatever size and configuration you need. Here’s the full tutorial:
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Chevron and Fabulous

 

Chevron Fabrics┬áIt’s no secret I love Chevron, it is such a popular print, and comes in so many modern color combinations. It can be used in so many ways…around the home, and on clothing and accessories. My Craft Spotlight has a fabulous collection of DIY Chevron Projects – 30 to be exact. :) So hop on over and check them out. Here’s a few of my favorites.

 

 

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Valentine’s Mantel

DIY Valentine's Mantle

DIY Valentine’s Mantle

I’m excited to have my very first Mantel Display to share with you. Yes, I have a fireplace in my home, but Mr. Salvage won out having it as the resting place for his flat screen TV, so this bar buffet cart in my dining room will have to do for my decor mantle for now :) Almost all of the decorations were DIY, and over the last week or so I’ve shown you the tutorials for them. Here’s the pulled together look, just in time for February and Valentine’s Day :)

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Felt Topiary Tutorial

DIY Felt Topiary Tutorial

DIY Felt Topiary

I just love all of the ways that felt can dress up your Valentine’s Mantle Decor. This time I’ve used felt to make topiaries, set atop dollar store glass vases. This project is oh so cheap, and easy enough for anyone to do! Follow along for a step by step guide with pictures.

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Pipe Cleaner Balls as Decor

DIY Valentine's Mantle

I was inspired to make these pipe cleaner balls after I found this clear teardrop pattern glass at a thrift store last week for $2. I loved the scallops on it, and thought the curves would be perfect for my Valentine’s Mantle. And…we can make these little cuties ourselves for any color of the season.

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Valentine’s Yarn Wreath

DIY Yarn Wreath

DIY Valentine's Wreath

I love wreaths, the way they just brighten up the front door, whether you’re coming home from a long day of work or welcoming vistors over. These yarn wreaths are easy to do. can be made for under $10, and hold up well for use year after year. It’s been awhile since I made one of these, so I thought one for Valentine’s Day would be perfect. The fun colors can definitely decorate through the spring also, so extra points for Valentin’s Decorations that don’t have to be packed away at the end of February.

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Felt Rose Bud Tutorial

Felt Rose with Petals Tutorial
Felt Rose Tutorial

This felt rosette is just darling with all it differently sized petals…I love it. I used this and other felt flowers on wreaths all the time, although there are a million and one ways to use them. Think of it as flower bedazzling :)

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