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 October 10, 2016

Halloween Front Door Bat Wreath

Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for, and I always enjoy coming up with new and different wreath ideas to decorate my front door with. I rounded up several supplies to quickly and inexpensively create this colorful Halloween wreath. Almost everything used to make this project came from the dollar store, so you won’t...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on October 3, 2016

Creepy Halloween Key Holder

Halloween gives us a fun chance to bring unusual decorative elements into our home!  Today I’m going to show  you how to make your own creepy key holder, using arms from dolls.  Your visitors will definitely do a double take when they see this key holder. Supplies Used: Wood Pallet Board Doll hands (5) Silver...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on September 27, 2016

Make a Cement Skull Planter

Quick setting cement is inexpensive and surprisingly easy to craft with! You can use plastic Halloween decor to make your own molds to use with the cement. I used a plastic skull from the dollar store as a mold to make this creepy cement skull planter. Keep reading to learn how simple it is to...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on September 20, 2016

Make a Wood Pumpkin Basket for Fall

This rustic pumpkin basket is perfect for fall decorating! Thanks to the huge selection of unfinished wood cut outs in craft stores you don’t need any woodworking skills for this project. Simply pair an unfinished wood pumpkin cut out with a wood box, add some texture and paint, and you’ll have this project done in...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on September 6, 2016

Shabby Chic Wood Heart Decor

Shabby chic and antique decor never go out of style. With the right tools, you can quickly and easily create your own beautiful shabby chic home decor! You don’t need any fancy or expensive supplies to create this pretty shabby chic decorative heart. Grab your paint and school glue, and let’s get started. Supplies Used:...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on August 30, 2016

Turn Old Toys Into Planters

Add a bit of humor and whimsy to your decor with planters that are completely unexpected. Why decorate with store bought planters when you can make your own from discarded toys? Old toys are plentiful and inexpensive at garage sales. You get to recycle while creating something one of a kind and eye catching! Use...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on August 25, 2016

Coastal Themed Wood Tag Decor

These beautiful, coastal inspired tags make great home decor! They’d also be perfect for table decor or for decorating and labeling storage bins. Learn how to use a special dye product to create vivid color on wood with this project. Supplies Used to Make Coastal Themed Wood Tag Decor: Coastal Wood Tags Large wood tags...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on August 19, 2016

How to Transfer a Photo with Mod Podge

Of all the crafting techniques I do, this is easily my favorite. I just love to transfer photos and images! I get a kick out of the vintage, weathered appearance a project takes on by simply transferring images to wood. This isn’t like decoupage….we’re not attaching the paper to a surface. This process involves keeping...

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