Closet Door to Craft Room Storage

The Little Moments closet door before

“On garbage day last week, I drove past a house with a mound of stuff set out at the road,” tells Amy Jo at The Little Moments.  “I took a few minutes to check out the ‘trash’.  There were three TV’s, a particle board entertainment center, two wooden closet doors and a king size headboard.”

The Little Moments closet door before

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Turning Bottle Caps into Bathroom Storage

Ohoh Blog toothbrush holders before

Over at Ohoh Blog, Ama came up with a genius (and hygienic) way to store toothbrushes, using upcycled materials.  Her light bulb moment started with these large, plastic bottle caps.

Ohoh Blog toothbrush holders before

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Jack-o-Lantern Fun from a Tin Can

Canned Pumpkin

Here’s a fun little upcycling project that will be great to try out with the kids.  File it away for next year, because this looks like something that will keep the little ones busy for hours.  Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom came up with this, and it all started with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Canned Pumpkin

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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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