From Curtain Rods to Apron Strings

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At her blog, Five Simple Things, Maria tells us how she used old floral curtains to make a pretty apron.

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From Trash to Gift Wrap

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With a husband in the military, Susan at Organized 31 has to keep her life fairly portable.  That includes her gift wrapping station.  Recently, she figured out how to make an easy-to-move gift wrapping station from the Ikea Variera trash basket.

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Adding Personality with a Monogram

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Briana from Posh Purpose was given this ceramic basket by her aunt.  “The style didn’t really work for me,” she confesses.  “The basket had been hiding out behind some picture frames on my bookshelf, totally forgotten.”

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Faux Vintage Crate from the Scrap Pile

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I’m always amazed by the things people figure out to do with their scrap wood.  That may be the reason my garage is overflowing with small pieces of wood!  But this nifty project from Johnnie at Saved By Love Creations is further proof that scraps can come in very handy.

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“Om” Your Way Through Doing the Dishes

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When Amber from The Queen and Her Court was looking for a floor mat for her kitchen, she had a lightbulb moment:  yogo mats are the same size as the kitchen mat she needed to go in front of her sink!  It just so happened that Amber had a yoga mat at home, so she decided to save some money and DIY what she wanted.

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Just in Time for Spring: Eggshell Tealights

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If you aren’t composting, eggshells are probably something that you throw in the trash without thinking.  Well, start saving them, because Angie from Little Inspiration has come up with an adorable use for eggshells that you will want to try this spring.

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A Colorful Clock Update

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“We have had the same boring IKEA clock in our kitchen for about 8 years,” says Amanda at her blog, Popper & Mimi.  “It was time for an update so I thought I’d take it down and do some hacking.”

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Leftover Plywood Gets an Anthropologie Inspired New Use

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What’s a girl to do when she spots adorable (but pricey) coasters in the Anthropologie catalog?  Well, if you are a DIYer like Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog, you check your garage for leftover plywood and get to work making your own!

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