Painted Rugs {Do-it-Yourself}

Rugs, rugs, rugs.

They can make a room, you know!

But have you shopped around for a rug lately?

Hello?! At least $199 for a 5’x7′ plain {no print/pattern} rug.

Check out these easy-peasy tutorials to turn an inexpensive rug into a one of a kind beauty with a stencil and some paint.

The chevron painted rug tutorial {top} comes from House of Smiths. An inexpensive IKEA flat woven rug gets a makeover just in time for Spring with paint and vinyl chevron stencils.

The Moroccan pattern rug {bottom} was a project by a grad student living in Spain from A Little Bit of Everything. Another inexpensive {and plain} Ikea rug transformed into a stunning focal point with a little creativity and some paint.

‘Til tomorrow!

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DIY: How to make Giant Paper Poppy Flowers

I’m a firm believer that EVERY room should have fresh flowers.

Due to allergies, it’s not suggested that fresh flowers be placed in a newborn’s nursery. But you can still brighten up the space with these giant paper poppy flowers.

Details and template to make these yourself are available at marthstewart.com.

{image source: marthastewart.com}

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DIY: How to Upgrade a Paper Lantern {Do It Yourself}

I was pinning away on Pinterest recently and  I came across this paper lantern upgrade D.I.Y tutorial from You Had Me At Bonjour. I love it when you can take a simple and inexpensive item and make it your own {and fabulous!}.

Go check it out!

project and photos from You Had Me At Bonjour

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DIY: How to Make Lined Canvas Bins

This is genius!

Upcycle your diaper boxes to create these custom canvas lined bins.

It’s affordable and great for the environment!

Visit Positively Splendid to see how it’s done.

(Image: Positively Splendid)

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DIY: How to make a pretty garland

For a party or a nursery, I love garlands!

And as I plan for the redesign of my daughter’s nursery, I can’t seem to think about anything else BUT garlands.

I want them…

Garlands are a fun and easy project to dive into for a girl or boy’s nursery.

Just customize with your fabrics choices.

This lovely tutorial featured on the purl bee makes garland making look like a piece of cake!

See you tomorrow!

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DIY: Hanging Crayon Hearts

These are cute.

Really really cute!

A lovely craft to do with the kiddos for Valentine’s Day!

You probably already have everything you need in your home.

Of course there’s some ironing involved, and that’s where you come in.

Also makes a cute and simple DIY for a nursery!

You could make a mobile out of these or just hang them on the windows like shown in the image.

Complete details at MarthaStewart.com

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