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 2, 2016

Shadowbox Christmas Ornament Tutorial

I’m crazy about metallic accents, and I was so excited to find these wood shadowboxes that are trimmed with both leather and copper!  I decided to play off the rugged and metallic finishes on the shadow box to create rustic holiday decor. This beautiful decorative project is so easy to make…you’ll want to make one...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 21, 2016

Turn A Rake Into A Wine Glass Holder

I love shabby chic and rustic decor! I especially enjoy decorating with discarded and thrifted items. Today I’m going to show you how to turn an old rake head into an attractive, functional wine glass holder. Supplies Used: Metal rake head Gold Glaze Washcloth Spray on sealer Burlap fabric Glue gun or needle and thread...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 11, 2016

DIY Leaf Bowl Votive Candle Holders

Several years ago I tried out a popular Pinterest project I had seen, but I made a few modifications. My leaf bowl turned out so well (and is still being put to use) that I decided to try the project on a smaller scale. These leaf votive holders look dainty, but they are rigid and...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 4, 2016

Turn a Chair into a Garden Bed

One of the things I love about outdoor decorating is that there are so few designing “musts”. You’re free to be creative and carefree when decorating your garden. I’ve shown you how I enjoy turning toys into planters, as well as how I make my own cement planters. Today I’m teaching you how to turn...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 31, 2016

Make Foiled Pillows for Fall

As I mentioned in this post, metallics are still hot this fall. It’s amazingly easy to add your own metallic elements to fabric. I’m going to show you how you can foil fabric to quickly make your own metallic throw pillows. Don’t worry of you don’t know how to sew….this project has no zipper and...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 24, 2016

Stacked Metallic Pumpkins Centerpiece for Fall

I’m so happy that metallics are still popular this year! I think copper is a great metallic accent, especially for fall. I used copper paste to make artificial pumpkins look more glam, and then arranged them to create an elegant stacked pumpkin centerpiece. This pretty piece of home decor is easy to create, and you...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 17, 2016

Anthropologie Hack: Make a Faux Metal Wall Hook

Recreate the look of pricey Anthropologie decor with this technique! By combining various art products with metallic paint you can create faux metal decor. I updated an inexpensive plastic wall hook to make it look like a chic metal Anthropologie hook. Here’s how you can do it, too. Supplies Used: Letter Wall Hook DecoArt Media Crackle...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 12, 2016

Rustic Wooden Pumpkins

Create your own rustic pumpkin decor to decorate your home with this fall! This inexpensive DIY project is a fun way to make your own custom home decor. These wood block pumpkins would look great on a mantle or as part of a centerpiece. Supplies Used: Unfinished wood blocks, various sizes Wood spools Wood glue...

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