Steal this Idea: Modern DIY Busts

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial.

If you know me, you know that I kind of have a thing for busts. No, not that kind! (Get your mind out of the gutter people.) I fall hard for the lovely lady heads that serve so well as accent pieces or jewelry displays.

So when I spotted this DIY bust project from the always amazing Kara Paslay (who I've raved about before here and here), I knew I had to show you.

She started with some scrap wood and some magazine clippings...

...and made a collection of beautiful busts that are just gorgeous!

A nod to the old in a totally new way. Could not love it more. Aside from being great home decor pieces, I think you could throw a really amazing modern victorian party and use these as fabulous centerpieces. Who's with me?

Run over to the Kara Paslay Designs to check out all the details on how you can make your own and have a look around, her site is chock full of other beautiful, budget friendly ideas.

postscript: *When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!

**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!


  1. Hortonwhos10:44 AM

    How unique! What a great idea.

  2. I too am a big fan of the bust.  Bought one a couple of months ago that I love.  This is a great idea too.  So creative!

  3. Wrenaria5:15 PM

    Love this! Yay busts!

  4. Oh, what a great idea! I love it, especially the fine detail of a female silhouette contrasted against the rough wood.

  5. elizabeth@themustardceiling1:57 AM

    What a cool idea!

  6. Love these! I saw them on Nate Berkus a while back and wanted to try them. Great idea!

  7. Luckymisstucker10:43 AM

    Such a great idea... I will be borrowing this one checking out Kara's site ASAP!

  8. This is a really lovely idea. I'm the same about these types of busts. Not the other lol. But, yes. These types are always so lovely in their individual way. I think I'm going to have to replicate it somehow for myself. Thanks for sharing this great find.

  9. Nokta Lehmann3:22 PM

    Looks so amazing... now that's a good reason to declutter the top of my cabinet! :D

  10. Mrs. Limestone, thanks so much for the nod!  Very happy to know these busts are enjoyed by others! :)  


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