Cheap Dino Toy to Cornasaurus

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Louise and Jenni are two good friends who blog at Paging Fun Mums. Inspiration for a fun way to help their kids eat their vegetables came from an interesting source: these soft, rubbery dinosaurs found for cheap at the local toy store.

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Old Pan to Pretty Pansy Planter

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Bonnie blogs at Our Secondhand House. When she bought this old bundt pan from the thrift store for just $1.00, Bonnie knew she could repurpose it into something beautiful.

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Serving Trays from Cardboard Boxes

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“A trip to to Costco to purchase party supplies led straight to these empty boxes and a lightbulb moment,” reveals Susan at Organized 31. She was preparing for her daughter’s graduation party at the time, when she realized that shelling out money for expensive serving trays wasn’t necessary.

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Photo Display from a Chair Leg

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When Rhonda from Craft Dictator got out of her car one rainy day to rescue this chair from the roadside, it wasn’t for it’s seating potential. It was for the legs, she tells us, “I knew I could use the legs to make something useful and beautiful.”

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House Love String Art

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Rachel blogs at Fifty Two Weekends. There, she found a way to update an out dated piece of wall art and create a fun new decorative piece for her home.

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Container Garden from Cast Offs

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Sometimes, a little patience pays off when you start something new. In the case of Joan at Nicer Than New, taking the time to find some items that could be repurposed resulted in her being able to start a container garden with minimum expense.

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Pretty Pool Noodle Luminaries

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Chances are, if you’ve got kids and pool access, you’ve also got pool noodles.  Over at Create. Craft. Love. , Jill has discovered all kinds of neat ways to reuse pool noodles.  Her latest idea is perfect for nighttime yard decor:  pool noodle luminaries! To make these, Jill sliced up several pool noodles.  The hollow {…Read More…}

Basic Fan Goes Retro Glam

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Jessa from Sparkle is grateful for any extra air she can get on hot summer days, so this portable fan is a permanent part of her decor during the summer months. She thought the basic black design was just something she had to live with until she spotted a picture of the Vornado Vintage Collection VFAN, one day, and was inspired by the two-tone, retro color scheme.

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