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Make Beautiful Home Decor with Household Items

Do you ever look at something so clever and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” I am talking about all those cool hacks like making magnetic memo boards from cookie sheets, painting the inside of a cabinet with chalkboard or dry erase paint and adding hooks inside cabinets and closets to hang towels and other accessories.

Just look around Pinterest or home magazines and you will find many examples of great home decor made from household items. If you are like me, you will be shaking your head wondering why you didn’t think of that. Check out the amazing craft projects I found on the Better Homes and Gardens website.

Make a magnetic memo board. Grab a cookie sheet, and glue a bright piece of wrapping paper to the inside of it, add some fun magnets and voila, instant memo board. Prop it up behind a desk or use some mounting tape to hang it on the wall. I thought of a better way to embellish it using the self-stick dry erase or chalkboard sheets you could cut to fit. Then you could write messages and erase them too! If you like that idea as much as I do, you can find those adhesive sheets on Amazon.

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Make some Quotable Wall Art of your favorite quote or saying. You can decoupage tissue paper onto foam-core board or cut out letters from scrapbook paper or magazines. You could use washi tape to make a border around the board and then frame it. It is a very inexpensive way to decorate your walls. You can find all kinds of frames at Target.

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I love this next idea, it is a great way to recycle old books that might be missing pages or falling apart. Best of all, you don’t need a green thumb with this book-page bouquet. To make, take a watercolor paint add some water until it is more of a paint wash and paint the book pages. When dry you cut them into petal shapes and use florist wire to make the flowers. You can see the full instructions HERE.

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What do pool noodles and coffee filters have in common? You can use them both to create stunning word art for your walls. What you see below is made of paper coffee filters, glue and swim noodles. Sarah from made the beautiful art below and you can do it too following her step-by-step instructions HERE. Best of all pool noodles and paper coffee filters can be found at Walmart.


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