Morena Hockley

Morena Hockley

DIY Contributor
Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 14, 2017

Tree Shaped Candle Decor for the Holidays

Why do candles always have to be round?  Did you know that you can not only make your own candles in different shapes, but you can also decorate them with colors and designs that you like? Keep reading to learn how easy it is to make and decorate your own candles.  This is a fun...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 7, 2017

Make Gumball Machine Snow Globe Decor

I love to find ways to repurpose old items into something new! Snow Globes are fun and easy to make, especially when made from an item that would otherwise end up in the trash. I found this retro looking gumball machine at the thrift store for just a few dollars. The machine no longer worked, and...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 6, 2017

Christmas Ornament Floral Table Decor

Turn extra large Christmas ornaments into unique floral table decor!  You can arrange several of these pieces in a row to make an eye catching centerpiece. Otherwise, you can use one at each place setting to add some holiday cheer to the table. You could even use these floral ornament pieces as place card holders!...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 26, 2017

Make a Faux Metal Leaf Centerpiece for Fall

Make an expensive looking metallic fall themed centerpiece for your table in under an hour! You do not need any complicated metal working skills to make this faux metal decorative piece. You will just need a few crafting supplies plus craft metal to create a gorgeous fall mirrored centerpiece. Supplies Used to Make the Foil...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 22, 2017

DIY Spooky Halloween Lanterns

Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for! I love quick projects that help me get my home in the Halloween spirit. These three spooky Halloween lanterns are quick and easy to make. Supplies Used: Various sized lanterns Clear printable labels Vellum paper Small decorative skulls Candle holder Decorative bird cage Spray Paint Battery operated...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 17, 2017

Beautiful Wood Slice Wreath for Fall

I love to pair natural items with a bit of shimmer and color, and that’s what I did with this fall wreath project. I combined bark edged wood round pieces with gold shimmer spray and fabric flowers to make this pretty fall themed wreath. Create rustic charm for your home by adding this round wood...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on August 31, 2017

Make a Shelf by Using Repurposed Wood Shutters

I love to find ways to turn unwanted items into something fresh, new, and functional. I’m always on the hunt at thrift stores and places like Habitat for Humanity to find “stuff” that I can make over. Wood window shutters are a great item to buy when you find them because they are usually inexpensive,...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on August 22, 2017

Flamingo Door Wreath Made from a Ceiling Medallion

When I picked up this ceiling medallion at a garage sale I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do with it. As I looked at it, I decided it reminded me of a shining sun. The sun makes me think of being outside, so that’s where I decided to hang the medallion. This cheery sun inspired...

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