Old Colander Becomes a Planter

The Happy Housie colander before

Krista of The Happy Housie pulled this old colander out of the free pile at her friend’s garage sale.  ”She told me that she had used it in her garden and that got my ol’ wheels spinning,” Krista said.  ”I was planning to tackle the deck this weekend so I thought that it had great potential as a little planter for some Hens ’n’ Chicks that I wanted to repot.”

The Happy Housie colander before

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Split Stump Side Table

The Woodgrain Cottage split stump table before

Here’s an interesting twist on the stump side tables that are trending right now:  a split stump side table.  This one was made by Shayna of The Woodgrain Cottage.

The Woodgrain Cottage split stump table before

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Coat Hooks from Perfume Bottle Caps

Oh-Oh Blog perfurme caps before

Over at The OhOh Blog, Ama has an incredibly creative upcycling project to share.  She turned lids from old perfume bottles into pretty  coat hooks!

Oh-Oh Blog perfurme caps before

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DIY Stamps from Lids

Crafty Journal plastic lids before

Here’s a nifty little upcycling project that is perfect for keeping kids busy over summer break.  This was dreamed up by Noreen at Crafty Journal, and only requires a couple items that you most likely already have on hand.

Crafty Journal plastic lids before

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Coasters from a Placemat

Bamboo Placemat

Hani blogs at Craftionary.  Recently, she figured out how to turn an old bamboo placemat into pretty bamboo coasters.  ”This is the easiest DIY project ever!” she tells us.  ”These coasters are great for indoor as well as outdoor use.  The quality of material used makes it easy to clean with just a wet wipe.”

Bamboo Placemat

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Old Gutters to Strawberry Garden

Day2Day Supermom gutters before

Marcy blogs at Day2Day Supermom.  When she spotted a lettuce garden made from gutters on Pinterest, Marcy immediately thought of the old gutters lying out behind her husband’s shop.  Instead of lettuce, though, Marcy was craving strawberries!

Day2Day Supermom gutters before

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Grill to Garden

Makely School for Girls grill before

With summer just around the corner, I am loving this upcycle from Lindsay at Makely School for Girls. She turned an old BBQ grill into a gorgeous container garden!

Makely School for Girls grill before

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Pretty DIY Baskets

diy Design Fanatic box before

Pam blogs at diy Design Fanatic, where she claims that necessity is the mother of invention.  ”I looked for at least 2 months for a basket for our daughter’s room. I looked at Marshall’s, HomeGoods, Ikea, TJ Maxx, Target, but didn’t have any luck. None of the baskets were the right size.”  One day, walking out of Trader Joe’s, she spotted an empty box that was the perfect size, and was desperate enough to bring it home!

diy Design Fanatic box before

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