Refreshed Kitchen Mat

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“Our kitchen mat has been looking a little shabby lately. It’s been spilled on countless times by all of us, and gets a ton of foot traffic all day long,” laments Amanda at Dwelling in Happiness.  Before giving up on the mat, she decided to try to freshen it up a bit. Amanda decided to {…Read More…}

Colorful Tinted Mason Jars

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“I have a huge collection of mason jars for canning and I had some to spare,” says Kendra at Simply {Darr}ling.  She decided to use those spares to experiment with tinting glass. It’s pretty common to see mason jars tinted in blue, but Kendra wanted to branch out from that a bit, so she tried {…Read More…}

Vintage Door Knob Picture Holder

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Here’s a fun way to display favorite pictures from She’s Crafty. Candice found these vintage doorknobs a while back, and has been waiting for just the right project to come along. When she got her new family pictures this year, she came up with the perfect way to display both pictures and doorknobs.

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Tartan Plaid Desk Accessories

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Over at Today’s Creative Blog, Kim shares an upcycling project that she did in an effort to beautify and organize her desk area, this month. Needing a way to organize some of her office supplies on top of the desk, she decided to reuse some empty paint and food cans.

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Updating an Out of Style Light Fixture

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Over at My So-Called DIY Blog, Emily was getting tired of the builder-basic light fixtures in her home. While window shopping in the Pottery Barn lighting section, she spotted a beautiful fixture embellished with crystals. Emily realized that the base design of both the PB light and her “boob” lights were actually very similar.

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Sock Snowman

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Here’s a darling little craft that Lisa of Mabey She Made It shared at Made From Pinterest. It all started with a favorite pair of socks….that were tragically separated on a vacation. And this was such a great pair of socks that even though there was only one left, “I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away,” Lisa confesses.

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Pretty Things from Garbage

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“I like to use up every bit of “otherwise-trash” that I possibly can,” confesses Gwen on her blog, You Can Call Me Gwen. She goes on to explain, “This project uses plastic water bottle caps, small pieces of fabric, and leftover bits of embroidery thread and ribbon which may otherwise have been part of a landfill.”

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DIY Faux Enamelware Bucket

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I’m always impressed with the things that Carolyn comes up with over at her blog, Homework. Take this enamelware compost bin, for instance. It looks like a legitimate piece of vintage enamelware, right? Nope! She made this from a cheap little bucket that housed a gifted amaryllis last Christmas.

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