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.
Make 3D Stars for Decorating the New Years Party Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 29, 2016

Make 3D Stars for Decorating the New Years Party

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own 3-D stars! I like to use both paper and fabric to make large three dimensional decor. These stars are a fun, inexpensive way to decorate your home. Supplies: Decorative Paper Fabric or Burlap Fabric Stiffener Wood Numbers Gold Paint Gold Thread Star Template First,...

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Woodlands Themed Decorative Christmas Shadowbox Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 8, 2016

Woodlands Themed Decorative Christmas Shadowbox

Woodland themed decor is still all the rage this holiday season! It’s hard not to be enamored with beautiful forest animals. Compliment your rustic Christmas decor with a sweet monochromatic woodland themed Christmas tree shadowbox. This unexpected piece of holiday decor will add some whimsy to your decorating this winter. Supplies Used to Make Woodland...

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Shadowbox Christmas Ornament Tutorial Full tutorial

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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DIY Leaf Bowl Votive Candle Holders Full tutorial

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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Turn a Chair into a Garden Bed Full tutorial

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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Make Foiled Pillows for Fall Full tutorial

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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Stacked Metallic Pumpkins Centerpiece for Fall Full tutorial

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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Anthropologie Hack: Make a Faux Metal Wall Hook Full tutorial

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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