I've been careful not to share recipes here at Roadkill Rescue, since--ahem--the name of this blog does start with the word "roadkill". The kind of roadkill we're dealing with here are the objects no one wants that get transformed into something desirable and useful. BUT, there's a first time for everything, and since my American readers probably have a lot of leftover food in their refrigerators this morning, I thought it would be fun to share some ideas today for using up those Thanksgiving leftovers today. First up: cranberry sauce.
Over at her blog, Learning, Creating, Living, Katelyn tells us, "We have a lot and I mean a lot of glass jars just hanging out in one of our closets collecting dust. We go through glass jars like it's our job and I refuse to throw them away." Instead, she found a cute way to repurpose those jars for household storage.
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.
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."
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.