Magazine Ideas

Magazine Decorating Ideas

One of my favorite things to do is read at magazines.  I look for ideas that are affordable, simple and fresh.

I don’t want to buy new stuff, I want ideas on how to use the stuff that I already have.

Here are several changes that I made using what I had with ideas from magazines.

Click on the Photos to get all the details.


Spring Decorating Idea


Magazine Idea

Summer Painted Jars


Pottery Barn Inspired


cloche magazine copycat

Cloche Idea from Martha


Pottery Barn inspired party

Party inspiration from Pottery Barn



Christmas Table Idea






Christmas idea from Paula Deen

(includes 3 other nest ideas)

Lemon Pie

 Summer No-Bake Pie

What do you see when you look at your magazines?  I hope this helps you use what you already have.

(I always join Debbiedoo’s Copy Cat Parties)

Sharing:  StoneGable, Tatertots & Jello



  1. 1

    Debbie….I love all of them, but had not seen the one with the gorgeous painted bottles…that’s my favorite I think!
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    Kathryn says:

    I love it! I like some of your arrangements even better than the inspiration!
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    Wow, you are truly talented! Love how you made your own “magazine cover”!!
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  4. 4

    Great post Debbie…luv that PB cover:)

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  5. 5

    I really love that party inspiration from Pottery Barn Debbie.
    It looks really festive.
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  6. 6

    Fabulous post Debbie – I love your magazine worthy photos!
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  7. 7

    Wow Debbie I love them all. The colored bottles with flowers are something my house needs to give some pop of color since it is now winter and grey outside. I am off to start doing some pinning with this post! Happy 2013!!!
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    Bliss says:

    Feels like a challenge is blowing in soon.


  9. 9
    debbiedoos says:

    And you always do an amazing job! I am so glad you put them in one post. I had forgotten a few of these and they brought back smiles. Thanks for the mention too Debbie. I pinned this earlier before I even came to see it, because I loved loved loved the colorful picture.

  10. 10

    I LOVE THIS! You turned your photos into online magazines! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Totally copycatting this idea in the near future :)

  11. 11

    Debbie, AMAZING magazine worthy pictures!!! LOVE THEM! You did an incredible job taking inspiration from some of the best magazines!!!! You rock!

  12. 12

    Such awesomeness. I especially love how you put it all together. You are too talented for OUR own good. :)
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    holly says:

    I still love magazines, too. I can’t throw them out. Some are 12 or 13 years old and I see different things in them each time I open them. Funny how I keep so many – even moved them across many states several times. Cute post, Debbie – as always.
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  14. 14

    You’re always so smart and clever Debbie! I have a huge stack of magazines in my craft room. Gonna go dig them up now!
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    Helen says:

    Hi Debbie, I’m crazy over magazines, too. And have kept way too many of them and yet have such a difficult time tossing them. Recently, I’ve been buying them for NookColor and I’m loving that they can be handy for years and not collect dust. My favorite of your photos on this post is the party beside the water. The colors are outstanding.

    Happy New Year,
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    Thistle says:


    Love this post…..I thought your inspiration were the magazine covers! Thanks so much for inspiring me today!

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    Becca says:

    What fun and inspirational pictures, Debbie! Of course your PB inspired bedroom is my favorite … although … wait … love the bottles, too! You are beyond talented, sweet friend!

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    Jamie Lott says:

    I would like to know why I wasn’t invited to that party up there! That punch looks delish!
    I’m going to start looking at my magazines in a whole new way thanks to this post. Love it all!
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