Going Rustic with Wooden Candle Sticks

wood candlesticks from Goodwill

Jamie is the owner of a large collection of stained wooden candlesticks. She says, “They all have a nice shape, but I’m not too much of a fan of the finish and some of them aren’t in great condition.” Jamie, who blogs at Anderson + Grant, hit on a solution for turning these (almost) beauties into gorgeous rustic pillar candle holders!

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It’s a Wrap: Mason Jar Makeover

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Albion was in the mood for an easy mason jar craft using summer colors. So as she tells us at Albion Gould, “I grabbed my handy dandy Mod Podge, some yarn from my stash, and I was ready to go!”

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Adding Cool Flair & New Function to a Jewelry Box

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Pauline knows how “one piece of furniture can set the tone or inspiration for the whole room.” After introducing a beautiful new striped chair to her living room, she felt inspired to switch up some of her accessories to match it. Over at Club Chica Circle this old jewelry box found a new identity as a box for remote controls. (And hey, what living room doesn’t need one of those?)

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No Sewing Needed for Bandanna Table Runner

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We’re still going strong with the patriotic summer makeovers–there are just so many great ones to choose from! Today’s rescue comes from Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, who realized recently that with company coming over she probably ought to change out her Easter decor “to something more appropriate for Summer and the upcoming holidays.” Some leftover bandannas from a previous project fit the bill!

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A Global Solution to a Broken Light

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Roeschel was almost done installing a beautiful brand-new light fixture when the glass cracked. (Noooo!) But hey, Roeschel is clearly a “make lemonades out of lemon” kind of gal. She hunted down supplies from around her house (specifically a thrift store globe) and got to work! Check out her new light fixture at DIY Showoff.

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Rag Ribbon Garland for Summer Holidays

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Michele blogs at The Scrap Shoppe, and she has a great no-sew way to use up some of the fabric scraps in your stash! Michele loves summer decorating, and keeps her stuff up “from Memorial Day to Labor Day.” Her red white & blue rag ribbon garland definitely has me feeling patriotic, but I’m also thinking about other color combinations that would look great throughout the year!

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Sticks and Stones: Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier

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I would love to have Dinah’s mind. When she sees a large stick in her back yard, she doesn’t think, “Huh. A stick to clean up.” Instead, she sees a stick and immediately decides to make an outdoor mason jar chandelier with it! She’s showing us how she did it at DIY Inspired.

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#10 Can Scores a Perfect 10 as a Planter

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Over at Salt and Pepper Moms, Devin “wanted a new potted plant for my porch but quite frankly did not want to spend any money on it.” Her aloe vera transplant found a free home when Devin revamped a food storage can into a pretty painted planter.

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