I am DIGGING all of the colorblock rope baskets I am seeing and appreciate Design Sponge's DIY tutorial so I don't have to spend an arm and a leg on one. A great design piece and a totally practical container for craft supplies!
Hand painted tree rings - would recommend putting all tree rings on a board (which could be painted a coordinating color to add pop to the art piece. Really neat idea for after school kids. Might just do 9 rings in a square frame!