DIY No Sew Pillow Cover

Happy Halloween!  We are getting ready for trick or treaters, and my little dinosaur is ready to roar!  His first costume was a bust, but our second try was a big hit!  He wore it to our neighborhood block party last week and to a family dinner last night.  I think he would wear it every day if I let him!

Happy Halloween!

Okay let’s get to this simple DIY that is supposed to be the final one of my 31 day series.  I got a little behind, so I will be going a few days past the deadline.  I gave it my best shot, and I did complete 31 Simple DIY projects this month.  I just didn’t get them all photographed, written up and posted.  I will though! I am so close!

no sew pillow cover

This DIY no sew pillow cover is actually something that I pinned a while back and finally got around to trying myself.  The original tutorial is on Creature Comforts, and I think it is a stroke of simple DIY genius!  Actually her entire DIY gallery is incredibly inspiring. You should definitely check it out!


Fall Mantel

I intended to share my fall mantel at the beginning of October, but I never got a chance to photograph it.  The great thing about this simple theme is that it will go all the way through Thanksgiving with no change.  If you haven’t gotten around to putting together a festive fall mantel yet, it’s not too late!

fall mantel

I began by clearing my summer mantel of everything but the large white mirror and tall green vases.  They are great anchor pieces that could really stretch all four seasons if I wanted them to.  (The mirror was thrifted, and I got the vases at I.O. Metro.)

fall mantel with DIY sign

Next I added two simple DIY pieces and a couple of framed photos.  I pulled the brown frames from another part of my house, and the white one was part of my summer mantel with a different watercolor.  Pulling things from other rooms is a great way to save money and breathe new life into old favorites.  I always shop my house before I hit the stores, and sometimes I end up not having to buy a single thing! The full tutorial for the studded fall sign is here.  (All the frames are Threshold from Target.)


DIY Painted Accessory Bowls

I have been trying to get my office clutter under control for what feels like forever.  I want pretty organizational options that don’t cost a fortune, so I have been doing quite a bit of DIY for that little space.  These DIY painted accessory bowls are a great solution for storing small desktop clutter in style!

DIY painted accessory bowls

I found this set of four small clear glass bowls at Dollar Tree.  At 25 cents each, they are an absolute steal!  I also have a set in my bathroom drawer to hold bobby pins, ponytail holder, etc.  Glass just feels a little fancier than plastic.  At that price, I can afford the illusion of luxury!