Cloche Jewelry Holder

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If your mom loves jewelry but already has enough to out-bling Vegas,  why not make her a jewelry holder for Mother’s Day? There are tons of tutorials out there for DIY jewelry storage, but what I love about this cloche from Christine at Tin’s Bloggin is that it is made from recyclables. How perfect is it for storing bracelets, watches, or rings?!?

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Chalkboard Office Storage Jars

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Erica from Craftivity Designs has been working on her home office and found a cute and thrifty way to store small supplies by repurposing baby food jars. Erica made the jars pretty with paint and then added chalkboard labels for organization. And isn’t everything just better with a chalkboard finish {wink}? This is such a simple project that would be useful throughout the house – spices in the kitchen, bath salts in bathroom, game pieces in the playroom…

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Paper Christmas Tree

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“Oh Christmas tree. Oh Christmas tree. How lovely are your branches pages.” Pages? That’s right! This Christmas tree from Dana at Wonder Forest is made from repurposed music book pages. Dana cut paper squares a plenty and then stacked them up to make this pretty paper tree. If you can operate scissors or a paper cutter, then you’re fully equipped to make your own!

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Jeweled Christmas Tree

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When Gail from Purple Hues and Me saw a lovely little Christmas tree made from brooches, she knew it would be a perfect way to display jewelry pieces she had accumulated from her loved ones. Gail pieced together large and small pieces to cover a Styrofoam tree and finished it off with glittery sparkle. The sentimental meaning behind Gail’s tree makes it all the more beautiful!

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Floor Standing Candle Pillar

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Candle pillars can be crazy expensive, but Melissa from The Happier Homemaker found a way to make her own Goliath-sized floor pillar for less than $10. The trick was in upcycling a broken coat rack that was dumpster bound. Melissa just had to replace the top of the coat rack with a circular piece of wood and give the whole shebang a spray with some paint. One coat rack could make an entire set of tabletop pillars or one tall floor pillar like Melissa’s.

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Nautical Porthole Mirror

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Susan from Homeroad says, “Nothing gives me quite the thrill as looking over a new catalog and finding something  I like… Nothing that is, except realizing that I have all the pieces and can make it myself!” So was the story of this nautical mirror that Susan created. I would be pretty psyched too if I were Susan since it’s not like everyone has a weathered nautical piece sitting around. It just goes to show that you never know when those odds and ends from thrift stores and flea markets will come in handy! {wink}

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Upcycled Doily Blanket

Heather from Shades of Tangerine was inspired to create her own snuggly throw with a vintage flair using materials from the thrift store. After collecting a stash of doilies and lace, Heather set to the task of arranging and hand sewing them to her secondhand blanket. I love a good upcycle project and think this [...Read More]

Kids Craft Organizer

You have probably seen different renditions of Pottery Barn Kid’s cute little spinning craft organizers. I love this upcycled version by Jennifer from Monkey See, Monkey Do! Jennifer used all materials that she had on hand, including an old cake pan, empty baby food jars, and paint. I don’t know about Jennifer’s little two-year-old, but [...Read More]