Courtney hates letting things go to waste. As she says at A Diamond in the Stuff, “If I think that I can come up with a use for it, I’ll hold onto it. Sometimes for a very long time.” Hmmm . . . I’m sure none of us can identify with that at all, right? After a sewing table project, Courtney had a ton of leftover yard stick remnants. And of course she couldn’t just throw them away (of course) so she turned them into a yard stick serving tray!
Laura’s rescue may seem to just be about using a piece of reclaimed wood to make something beautiful, but it’s so much more than that! I got sucked into the story of her grandparents’ hand-built home (where the wood came from) and her parent’s beach house (where the completed piece is going). At Finding Home, Laura is telling the stories and introducing us to a very sentimental and happy whale.
Christy received this pineapple lamp with a challenge from a friend: give it a makeover. At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, she says, “This was kind of cute as is, but the lighting was super dull and I have no need for a tiny lamp.” So she cut the cord off and waited a few days for inspiration to strike.
One reason succulents are so great is that they’re hard to kill. Succulents made out of paper, though? Even better! Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow grabbed an old picture frame and created a framed paper succulent piece that looks fabulous and needs absolutely no watering.
Turns out having an old tire in your yard doesn’t have to look junky–not if you turn it into a colorful planter like Roeshel did! Let’s see how she worked her magic at DIY Showoff.
Bonnie from Our Secondhand Home is back with a new makeover! Last year we featured her bundt pan planter and now she’s got a new pan and a new idea. This time her attention is turned to the sewing room–specifically some “pretty in pink” ribbon storage!
Heather from Woods of Bell Trees has a great idea for using up cereal boxes! She’s making a bunch of darling mini pinatas in the shape of strawberries: “a very simple, easy peasy shape.” These would be a huge hit as party favors and party decorations.
Erin a HUGE fan of summer, and loves that it’s time to “change out the backpacks and lunchboxes for beach towels and sunscreen.” This year she is making a “Summer Basket” to keep in her mudroom. The medicine cabinet “is upstairs, and not so convenient for dripping wet children coming in from the slip-n-slide for a band-aid.” An old wire basket is volunteering for duty at The Organized Life.