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.
How To Build A Shelf From Wooden Window Shutters Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 26, 2020

How To Build A Shelf From Wooden Window 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. Wooden window shutters are a great item to buy when you find them because they are usually inexpensive,...

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How To Make A Christmas Snow Globe From A Vintage Gumball Machine Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 26, 2020

How To Make A Christmas Snow Globe From A Vintage Gumball Machine

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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DIY Pumpkin Napkin Rings and Witch Hat Place card Holders Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 23, 2018

DIY Pumpkin Napkin Rings and Witch Hat Place card Holders

Learn how to add some fun Halloween decor to your place setting! Cute pumpkin napkin holders and little witch hat place card holders will make your dinner guests smile when they sit at your dining table party decor. Supplies Used: Fabric in various colors and designs Poly-Fil Pillow Fibers Embroidery Floss Phoomph for Fabric Hot...

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Tree Shaped Candle Decor for the Holidays Full tutorial

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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Make a Faux Metal Leaf Centerpiece for Fall Full tutorial

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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DIY Spooky Halloween Lanterns Full tutorial

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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Beautiful Wood Slice Wreath for Fall Full tutorial

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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Flamingo Door Wreath Made from a Ceiling Medallion Full tutorial

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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