Pretty Yarn Wrapped Vases

empty glass soda bottles

Katie from View from the Fridge had a great idea for upcycling her glass soda bottles.  ”Better than throwing them in the overflowing recycling bin, right?” Katie asks with a laugh.

empty glass soda bottles

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Transforming Glass Vases with Wood Shims

painted cylinder vases

At Love Grows Wild, Ashley from Cherished Bliss  recently shared a project that turned a cheap glass cylinder vase she already had into a new vase with rustic texture.

painted cylinder vases

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Genuine Barn Window Makes a Lovely Mirror

Everyday Enchanting old barn window

“I picked up an old window beside the road last spring, as I was driving my son to preschool on trash collection day,” Nina tells us at Everyday Enchanting. “It was propped up against the mailbox in front of an antique colonial farmhouse. Of course I had to pull over!” Everyday Enchanting old barn window

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Using Salvaged Wood To Get a Vintage Look

Crafts By Amanda salvaged wood plank

Over at Crafts By Amanda, Amanda shares an adorable sign that she made herself.  She was able to get the look of a vintage sign–like somthing you’d find at an antique shop–by selecting the right piece of salvaged wood for the base od the sign.

Crafts By Amanda salvaged wood plank

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Gift Box from Christmas Becomes Keepsake

Homespun Elegance daisy marc jacobs perfume gift box

Jessica blogs at Homespun Elegance.  This past Christmas, she was almost as excited about the gift box she received as she was about the perfume inside of it.  ”This is a box most people would throw out after opening. I just couldn’t bear to part with it and knew I wanted to create something beautiful with it!” she says.

Homespun Elegance daisy marc jacobs perfume gift box

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Fun Idea for Upcycling Girl Scout Cookie Boxes

Laura Kelly Designs girl scout cookie boxes

Do we have any Girl Scout families out there?  Here’s a fun way for your girl scouts to advertise their cookie sales AND do a little upcycling project while they are at it.  It comes to us from Girl Scout mom and upcycler extraordinaire, Laura of Laura Kelly’s Inklings.

Laura Kelly Designs girl scout cookie boxes

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Rustic Hearts from Salvage

Funky Junk Interiors bark yarn buttons

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away.  Are you ready?  If pink and ruffles aren’t the way you like to decorate for the day of love, then Donna from Funky Junk Interiors has a great project for you!  And the best part is, these decorations can be make out of items you already have on hand.

Funky Junk Interiors bark yarn buttons

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Technicolor Carousel Horses

Makely School for Girls ceramic carousel horses

At Makely School for Girls, Lindsay came up with a fun solution for making a dated collection relevant and ready for display.  The collection?  Carousel horse figurines that her mother used to collect, back in the 80′s.

Makely School for Girls ceramic carousel horses

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