Animal Topped Glass Canisters

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Planning some organizing projects for the new year? Well, here’s a decidedly glamorous way to store smaller items…..made from upcycling a few decidedly unglamorous items: pickle jars! Luzia Pimpinella came up with this creative and inexpensive storage option.

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Wreath Week: From Burnt Out to Brilliant

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You know you’re committed to upcycling when you keep a collection of burnt-out Christmas lights. Amanda at Mommy is Coocoo does, and her lights have finally found their second life as a colorful Christmas wreath.

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Wreath Week: Seed Pods Go Metallic

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Lisa thought she’d found acorns on a walk with her family, but she had “never seen anything like them.” She and her girls gathered a stroller full and brought them home. After Lisa turned her “acorns” into a gorgeous metallic wreath, a few sharp-eyed readers at Mabey She Made It identified them as eucalyptus seed pods. Whatever they are, they look amazing on Lisa’s front door!

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A Forgotten Piano Bench Sings as a Coffee Table

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Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: “never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains.”  After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!

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Button Storage from Pickle Jars

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After being inspired by other projects online, Luzia decided to “Pimp my Gurkenglas.” (Translation: turn her used pickle jars into something awesome.) She shows us how her empty jars became golden-animal-topped button storage over at Luzia Pimpinella.

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Sunburst Mirror from Window Blinds

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Ashley at Bigger Than the Three of Us just might be a genius. When a window makeover left her with a bunch of used blinds, she turned them into a sunburst mirror. This may be the first time in the history of ever that mini-blinds have looked so cool!

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DIY Layered Candle

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Kara at Happy Go Lucky shows us how to address our overflowing scented candle collection with a genius strategy–she melts them down to create new layered candles! Decluttering and free layered candles? Yes, please!

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Upcycle Your Jeans Into Handy Buckets

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Here’s a fun upcycling project from Curly Made. Daniela turned her old jeans into buckets. Yep, you read that right: BUCKETS.

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