Discarded Pendant Light Makes a Perfect Terrarium

Rappsody in Rooms pendant lamp before

When Megan from Rappsody in Rooms found this pendant light, she was thrilled.  “The shape was the to die for (hello hexagons!). However, the electrical was on the fritz,” she says.  “I kept the fixture around, waffling on whether I want to rewire it (a new lighting kit would do the trick) or turn it into something unexpected.”

Rappsody in Rooms pendant lamp before

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Cute Craft for Kids! Bottle Cap Spiders

Black bottle caps

Kelly is sharing a really cute, upcycled craft that’s perfect for working on with kids over at her blog Live, Laugh, Rowe.  Along with a few other basic arts/crafts supplies, the only thing you need to make these not-so-spooky spiders is a few bottle caps.

Black bottle caps

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Pretty Copper Planters from Empty Tin Cans

Home Oh My tin cans before

Amy blogs at Homey Oh My.  Recently, she upcycled some empty tins cans into pretty herb planters.  Along the way she discovered a really terrific new color of spray paint, so this is a rescue not to be missed.

Home Oh My tin cans before

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Brown Baggin’ It Taken to A Whole New Level

Domestic Imperfection brown paper flooring before

When Ashley from Domestic Imperfection started remodeling her boys’ room, one of the first things to go was the carpet.  Flooring can be pricey, and since she was working on a tight budget, Ashley had to find an inexpensive replacement.  She created flooring from craft paper–you could get the same look from brown paper shopping bags–and the result was pretty amazing.

Domestic Imperfection brown paper flooring before

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Drawers Full of Flowers

Kammy's Korner house before

Kammy completed a super fun upcycling project for her house this summer, and she blogged about it at Kammy’s Korner.  This is definitely an idea to pin for use next spring, or to keep on file under “Things To Do With Extra Drawers.”  She completely reimagined some old dresser drawers as garden window boxes!

Kammy's Korner before collage

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Flowers Blooming from a Copper Boiler Pot

Copper Broiler - Copy

Over at Little Brags, Christine has been experimenting with turning found objects into garden planters.

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DIY Outdoor Chandelier from Repurposed Objects

Day 2 Day Supermom chandelier before

Marcy blogs at Day 2 Day Supermom.  Admittedly, she has a “thing” for Mason jars.  So when she saw an outdoor chandelier on Pinterest made from canning jars, she knew she had to make one of her own.  After all, Marcy had plenty of empty Mason jars, and it wasn’t hard to scavenge a nice looking piece of wood from her husband’s project pile.

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Fun With Old Windows: a Chalkboard Calendar

House by Hoff window before

April from House By Hoff is back to share another rescue with us.  “Remember when I found a bunch of old windows on the side of the road and said that I had a lot of different ideas for them?” she asks.  “I wasn’t lying.  This will make my third (and probably final) old window project!”

House by Hoff window before

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