Keep Little Hands Busy With an Acorn Craft

Acorns

Do you have kids home for the holiday break and a few acorns leftover from your fall crafting?  Then here’s a fun little craft project to keep the kids busy for a little while, brought to you by Anu of Nalle’s House.

Acorns

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Lighting Dark Winter Nights with a Scrap Wood Lantern

One Dog Woof scrap wood lantern before

Over at One Dog Woof, ChiWei had an abundance of scrap wood and a terrific idea: turn those scraps into a lamp!  If you’d like to make a similar project, she recommends using pieces of wood with straight sides and corners.

One Dog Woof scrap wood lantern before

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Updating a Country Bench

Thrifty Treasures bench before

Most Roadkill Rescuers would agree, it’s hard to pass by anything made of solid wood.  So you’ll understand completely why Sara from Thrifty Treasures had to bring home this sad little bench she found.

Thrifty Treasures bench before

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Upcyle Toilet Paper Tubes into New Year’s Eve Party Favors

Design Dining & Diapers new year favors before

Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers shared this festive upcycling project at Kleinworth & Co.  She started out with a pile of empty cardboard toilet paper tubes.

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Tossed Table Becomes a Stylish Bistro Set

Art is Beauty table before

One cold day when Karin and her husband were out on a walk, they spotted this old table sticking out of a dumpster at their neighbor’s house.  With permission from their neighbor, they fished the table out and took it home.  Karin–who blogs at Art is Beauty–knew that with a lot of TLC and a couple of chairs, it could become a trendy bistro table!

Art is Beauty table before

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Rawr! It’s a Tiger Striped Bar Cart

Rain on a Tin Roof bar cart before

Everyone except Jenna who passed by this metal cart on the curb saw it as another piece of junk.  Jenna, on the other hand, could see the potential it had to become a sexy bar cart.  If you need a fabulous rolling bar in time for your New Year’s Eve celebration, check out this rescue at Rain on a Tin Roof.

Rain on a Tin Roof bar cart before

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Milk Paint Makeover of a Nightstand

Revived by Delia nightstand before

Over at Revived by Delia, Delia says that she’s had this nightstand waiting in a pile of furniture that needs makeover for so long she doesn’t even remember where it came from.  “Judging by the coat of dirt it was covered in, it had been neglected for some time,” she notes.

Revived by Delia nightstand before

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A Wintry Garland

Avinash and Nandini snow garland before

Here’s a simple decoration that will work for both Christmas and the winter months after.  It was created by Nirupama at Avinash and Nandini, who started with a foraged tree branch.

Avinash and Nandini snow garland before

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