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DIY Target Art Knockoff

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DIY Target Art Knockoff

Since getting our basement back in order, I’ve had the opportunity to redo do the boys play area and gained an office. (All the praise hands and heart eyes!) I love the freedom of completely redesigning a space. You can declutter, regroup, rearrange, and, my favorite part, SHOP! While perusing the aisles of all my favored decor spots, I saw a common style at Target (from the Pillowfort line to be exact) that I loved but didn’t quite want to pay the price. I wondered if there was a way I could recreate it and this is what I came up with.Continue reading

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DIY // Designer Bear Rug Knockoff

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My best friend and I are both pregnant at the same time, exactly a month apart, and both with boys.  Crazy right?!  Needless to say, we talk about nursery themes, clothes, shops, etc.  Now, even though I have a boy already and she has a girl, she’s so far ahead of me in the trendy boy shops/stuff department than I am.  When I had Mr. G, I didn’t have a blog, no other friends with kids, Pinterest as just starting to get huge, and no Instagram (gasp!).  I was so out of the loop on a lot of this new world.  However, now I’m in the know, or at least more aware of all these adorable products and Pinterest is loaded with even more goodness!

All of that brings me to today’s DIY for RC’s nursery.  The bestie showed me THIS adorable blanket from a great handmade shop but it’s unfortunately out of my price range.  But I thought I’d try to make a version of it myself and here’s what I created!

What You’ll Need:  Canvas Drop Cloth, Hot Glue, Paint

This drop cloth is just a standard 5ft X 5ft canvas drop cloth from Home Depot.  It also has a poly backing that made painting it easy since I wasn’t worried about it leaking through.

Fold the drop cloth in half and trace an outline in pencil.  Then cut the outline out leaving a small trim around the pencil line.  Unfold and finish the outline on the duplicate side.

Cut small slits from the edge to the pencil line and glue the excess to the back of the cloth.  This will create a hem for your rug and keep it from any possible fraying.

Now go to town and paint the bear however you choose.

For the ears, I liked the look of the ear flaps.  You can paint them on if you like but here’s how I made mine.  Using some of the excess cloth, I cut out two ears the same ay I cut out the body.  I used the original hem as the base of the ear to be able to easily attach it to the rug.  Cut out one ear along the pencil line and “hem” the larger one around it.  Paint in the detail and glue it don to the rug.

XO, Kelly

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DIY // Decorative Frames

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I love those fancy frames from Hobby Lobby.  Have you seen them?  They’re fun, colorful, and pretty easy to DIY!

What You’ll Need: 8×10 Canvas, Tissue Paper, Modge Podge, Paint, Plain Wooden Frame, Embellishments (faux flowers, scrapbooking elements, etc.)

Paint or cover your canvas.  I had some left over tissue paper and used Modge Podge to fix it to the canvas.

Paint the frame and place your picture in side.  This particular frame didn’t have glass so I just filled it with a fun quote that I quickly painted.  Now glue the wooden frame to the canvas and then arrange on glue your embellishments.

Another fun embellishment idea could be to cut out words from a magazine to spell out a quote around the frame. You can make these as simple, like the one I did for our bedroom, or elaborate as you like!


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