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Plumbing Pieces Kitchen Art

I had to use plumbing pieces in a project as part of a group challenge with some other bloggers. I had absolutely NO clue what to do, but when I found some copper pipe straps at the home improvement store, I knew they'd be perfect in a piece of DIY decor for my kitchen!

diy wrapping paper wall art

DIY Wrapping Paper Wall Art

My master bedroom definitely suffers from neglect. It's always easier to justify spending money on the "public" areas of the home, so my bedroom gets shortchanged most of the time! I finally decided to replace artwork that was too small for one of the bedroom walls, and I did it with DIY Wrapping Paper Art that was super easy to make! (To see other affordable and easy home decor ideas, please visit my Home Decor Gallery!)I started with blank canvases and pretty, heavyweight wrapping paper.

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A Manly Makeover for My Childhood Dresser

I'm in the process of turning my son's nursery into his "big boy" room. Unfortunately for him, he's got a room full of random and mismatched furniture, like this dresser, which was mine when I was growing up. (It had different hardware at the time.)

upcycled tile ornaments

Upcycled Tile Ornaments

I've gained quite the reputation as a project supply hoarder, so when my neighbors had some leftover tile samples, they knew just what to do with them! They brought them to me and I let them sit all around my house for months until a spark of inspiration hit and I decided to upcycle them into Christmas ornaments! (To see my FAVORITE upcycle project ever, check out this blog post!)

thanksgiving turkey place cards

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards

I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year, and because I'm not a very good cook, I'm planning to distract my guests with cute decor. Hahaha! The first thing I decided to do was make some adorable place cards to greet my family when they sit down at the table. These place cards are unique and such a cute touch for Thanksgiving! I only needed simple supplies, like wooden beads, card stock, feathers, hot glue, and markers. (If you like simple and cute projects, check out my Holidays Gallery on my blog for more great ideas!)

diy acorn front porch sign

DIY Acorn Front Porch Sign

Fall is here and it's time to boost your curb appeal with some seasonal accents! While pumpkins are always a go-to for fall decor, why not try a different seasonal staple this year - the acorn! Whip up a cute DIY Acorn Sign for your front porch and keep it out until winter. (You might also enjoy checking out my other Fall & Seasonal Projects in my Project Gallery here!)To begin, all you need is a piece of scrap plywood, like this, or a large wooden plaque from the craft store.

diy dog treat container upcycle project

DIY Dog Treat Container {Upcycle Project!}

I created a super cute DIY Dog Treat Container with an old candle jar that I emptied and cleaned out, in a post done in partnership with Milo's Kitchen home-style dog treats and Meijer! I melted the leftover wax in the microwave and scooped it out, and then removed the label and washed the candle jar in the dishwasher.

dollar store silver tray wreath

Dollar Store Silver Tray Wreath

I love shopping at Dollar Tree for inexpensive craft supplies! (If you do, too, you might enjoy my post on the Ten Best Craft Supplies to Buy at Dollar Tree!) On a recent trip, I picked up supplies to make a fall wreath for my back door, including some of their fall leaf garlands. I also grabbed a silver tray from their entertaining and party supply aisle.

fall dining room decor with color texture and pattern

Fall Dining Room Decor With Color, Texture, and Pattern

I absolutely LOVE decorating for fall, so I jumped at the chance to partner with Cost Plus World Market in a sponsored post to share ideas of how to decorate your dining space with color, texture, and pattern for fall. (You can see more of my home decor ideas in my Home Decor Gallery on my blog!) I started with a basically blank slate in my dining room.

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Magnetic Chip Clip Holder With Dollar Store Supplies

As part of a DIY challenge I participate in with some blogger friends, I created a hanging magnetic chip clip holder with supplies from the dollar store. This is a handy place to keep my chip clips and it helps keep my pantry organized!

Bre @ Average But Inspired
Bre @ Average But Inspired
About meHi, I'm Bre! I am a dabbler in all things domestic and I love sharing my successes and failures on my blog, Average But Inspired. I keep things easy and inexpensive, but full of inspiration!