After creating an amazing pegboard craft supply organizer, Heidi from Honeybear Lane had some of the pegboard left over. The little piece of board spurred on another very cool project in which Heidi repurposed an old table into a workbench for her boys. I love the rustic and more realistic look of Heidi’s bench compared to its plastic store-bought counterparts. And of course the fact that Heidi made it out of things she already had makes me love it all the more!
Lora from Craftivity Designs created this bud vase that’s perfect for displaying those beautiful spring blooms. Lora paired a thrifted flower pin with a thrifted vase for an all together thrifty version of Anthro’s pretty flower vases. Spring is all about new life, and this is a great way to repurpose an old piece of jewelry and give it a fresh start!
Lora from Craftivity Designs loves anything globe or map related, so when she saw the Anthropologie Soapstone Globe, she had to recreate it. Lora already had a toy globe on hand that she had picked up at a yard sale for only $2. With some chalkboard paint, it’s now the perfect way to display a sweet note or special quote!
When it comes to Pinterest, the pinning is the easy part. It’s making those pins actually come to fruition that presents the greater challenge. So you know Angie at Knick of Time was thrilled to mark this wooden twine holder as “pinned and done,” especially considering she pulled it off for less than a dollar using part of an old chair leg and a small wooden plaque she picked up from the craft store. This is such a darling storage idea that could also work great for ribbon, wasabi tape, and other crafting supplies.
Breanna from 929 Design wanted to recreate an amazing rope orb chandelier similar to what Restoration Hardware is selling for $499. She was able to do it for just under $25! “How?” you might ask… The secret to Breanna’s frugal fixture is that she used hula hoops to create the orb and then used the “insides” from a secondhand fixture for the light. Hula hoops are on the shelves now, so it’s the perfect time of year to make your own orb chandy!
Instead of paying $99 for framed skeleton keys, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage suggests stalking secondhand stores to make these beauties at a fraction of the cost. A mere fraction of the cost. Like $7 for two instead of $200! Angie pulled it off by pairing a set of reproduction skeleton keys she found at the flea market with thrift store frames. I love how they came out!