14 Home Decor Products you can Totally DIY

by Holly Wade

14 Home Decor Products you can Totally DIY

I love stores like Antropologie, Urban Outfitters and West Elm as much as the next person, but I can't afford to decorate my whole home with their products. I pick and choose my must-have items to splurge on and, whenever possible, I DIY the rest based on my favorite store-bought pieces. Some home decor products have gorgeous DIY versions with full tutorials available online, so why not give it a try?!

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IKEA Breaks Loose

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

IKEA Breaks Loose

Yup! IKEA has gone all Anthropologie on us. Not surprising. If you pull back a bit and see the natural ebb and flow of design trends, we all saw this coming. The beauty of reading the design blogs is that you get to see the front edge of a trend about two years before it hits stores. In this case, it's hard to tell whether the Artsy crowd influenced Anthropologie, or the other way around. Anthropologie was on the scene, like, immediately! Now that IKEA's making the switch, you may want to see shades of things to come. IKEA's stylist, Lo Bjurulf set up some fab photos for the new catalogue, take a look at The LOOK...

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Paper and Plastic Beehive and Newspaper Pig Magnets

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Paper and Plastic Beehive and Newspaper Pig Magnets

Walk through World Market on any given day and you'll undoubtedly see a few clever products. My worry here is that there are some little village women somewhere in a far corner of the world twisting and weaving these newspaper pig magnets for maybe five cents apiece. Danny Seo of DailyDanny.com went window shopping in Seattle last week. He posted some photos from his stroll.

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Make A Laptop Messenger Bag

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 07/26/08

Made from Anthropologie-looking fabric, the Laptop Messenger Bag has  a smooth chocolate brown recycled leather strap (from an Ann Taylor skirt) and a back pocket cut out of a recycled bomber jacket.  To be perfectly honest, I did take the outside pocket right off of my original Placemat Hack: Flaptop Laptop Cover.  This handy messenger version is easy to carry, quilted on the inside and has the added details of topstitching and that fabulous...

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