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Egg-streme Upcycling

When Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs is given a challenge, she rises to it. For instance, when challenged by a magazine to upcycle an egg carton, she not only made something out of it, she electrified it!

Shopping Bag Art

Sometimes this blog is an excellent way to help me feel like I'm not the only crazy gal out there. For instance, I used to wonder if I was the only one who saved store shopping bags because the paper was so pretty. Well, I'm not! In fact, Anu at Nalle's House fell so hard for a shopping bag that she turned it into art!

Mercury Glass Bird Feeders

At Stow & Tell U, Amy was looking for a way to use some of the glass canning jars that were gathering dust on her shelves. By combining them with some thrifted glass plates, she figured out a way to make pretty bird feeders. Amy does caution, "I’ve labeled these bird feeders as 'ornamental' since they may not pass a rigorous bird feeder enthusiast’s examination."

Granny’s Lamps Get a New Look

At her blog, Making It In the Mountains, Kristi tells us she's been planning on giving her Granny's lamps a makeover ever since her mom passed them along. "I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing and the lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste," she says.