Agate Art

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Corinna blogs at For My Love Of. There, she shares an idea for creating art from nature. In Corinna’s case, she had some beautiful agate slices leftover from another craft project.

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Nail and String Cross Art

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Kristi blogs at My Weekly Habit. Years agao, her gandpap made this huge tower of drawers for storage in his garage workshop. When he died, the drawers were passed along to Kristi’s husband. They were full of all kinds of nails, washers, nuts, and bolts. For this project, Kristi tried to incorporate as many of her grandpap’s old nails as she could.

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Chore and Behavior System Made from a Crib

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I am just super, super impressed with this project that I stumbled upon at Designed By Dawn Nicole. In need of a way to keep track of her children’s chores and rewards for good behavior, Dawn came up with something that’s pure genius. And it all started with a rescued crib railing!

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Old Wood Reclaimed as Poolside Whale Towel Rack

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Over at My Sweet Savannah, Melaine has been looking for a cute way to hang her family’s towels by their hot tub. When her parents removed their hot tub, Melaine salvaged a piece of wood once used to hide the electrical panel before it went to the dump.

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House Love String Art

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Rachel blogs at Fifty Two Weekends. There, she found a way to update an out dated piece of wall art and create a fun new decorative piece for her home.

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Art to Go

pizza-box

Naush blogs from Dubai at Doodle Buddies. She’s found an inexpensive way to get canvas for her art projects, and recycle at the same time! Since being eco-friendly is important to her, she rarely ever uses a canvas for her mixed media artwork that didn’t start out as something else, like this pizza box.

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Perfect Picture Frames from Pallets

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“I am knee deep in a garage, mudroom and kitchen addition,” says Katie from Little House of Four. “Each week we’ve had a few deliveries, which all resulted in pallets full of material being delivered to the house.” She’s been using all that pallet wood to make useful and beautiful things for her home. Her latest project is turning pallet wood into picture frames.

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Look What Came Out of a Cereal Box!

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Remember when it was fun to be the one to finish off a box of cereal, because that meant you got to collect the prize? Well, cereal boxes these days don’t have prizes in them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get something from them. Case in point: what Karen from Flimsy Pi created from a couple cereal boxes pulled from her neighbor’s recycling bin.

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