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Frappuccino Bottle Vases

With Spring just a few melted snowdrifts away, many of us are pulling out our glue guns and getting to work on fun crafts to welcome a new season. Laura Beth from A Step in the Journey tells us about her latest project. "I started with a few Starbucks frappuccino bottles saved for me by friends at work, and took off the labels with GOO Gone."
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DIY Log Side Table

Dan and Erin at DIY Passion decided to try making their own log side table (instead of buying one for hundreds of dollars) when a friend offered them a stump from his property. As Dan tells us, "It’s maple and it’s heavy as you-know-what."
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From Doomed Dresser to Side Table

Jessica is sharing a fast and dirty side table project at Live Randomly Simple. While scoping out a soon-to-be-demolished house, she found an antique dresser with beautiful drawers that were "dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about." The drawers escaped the wrecking ball and came home with her.
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Cardboard Box Storage Makeover

At Redo It Yourself Inspirations, Robin came up with a way to turn cardboard boxes into a useful and beautiful storage option. Looking for something to act as "drawers" in a small shelf she was redoing, Robin was struck by the fact that a few of the cardboard boxes she had lying around were the perfect size.
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Pretty Things from Garbage

"I like to use up every bit of "otherwise-trash" that I possibly can," confesses Gwen on her blog, You Can Call Me Gwen. She goes on to explain, "This project uses plastic water bottle caps, small pieces of fabric, and leftover bits of embroidery thread and ribbon which may otherwise have been part of a landfill."
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Wreath Week: Seed Pods Go Metallic

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!