Glue dollar store glasses onto candlesticks = Apothecary jars. This instantly cleaned up my dresser and was a lot of fun. All you need is a glue gun, a dollar store candle stick, and a dollar store candle vase.
Paint samples are really cheap (cheaper at Lowes than Walmart). Grab a blank canvas (also cheap), use painters tape to make a design, and buy a size appropriate wooden letter, or smaller letters to make a word, and paint those= Awesome art.
I like this alternative to just hanging pics on the wall. very pretty and fewer nail holes! It would be cool to do as a timeline. One in the master of you & your spouse. One in each kids room of their lives. One in the living room of family pictures.
Livy just asked me this morning to mark the wall with her height, this is such a good idea for kids. Cute DIY: Turn a into a large ruler for the wall, and record the height of your kids as they grow. You never have to worry about moving to a new house!