Pretty Pink and Gold Mason Jar Vases

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Mason jars make nice vases as they are, but Krista of The Happy Housie took hers over the top with the addition of some paint.

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Pretty Recycling

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Before she tossed these plastic water bottles into the recycling bin, Kathy from Petticoat Junktion decided to give them one more chance to be useful….as vases!

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Egg-streme Upcycling

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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!

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Ironing Board and Mason Jar Wall Garden

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I’ve officially appointed this day to be mason jar wall garden day. Did you see this cute wall garden that I posted earlier? Here’s another one made with a fun twist by Brenda of Unique Junktique.

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Chicken Wire and Mason Jar Wall Garden

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I spotted this nifty rescue project by Amber from Averie Lane over at Kleinworth & Co. She came up with this idea for a garden wall using repurposed items when she was looking at a blank wall near her patio, one day.

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See Beauty in Seafood

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Vidya at What’s Ur Home Story and her husband love seafood. After a lunch of clams one day, Vidya realized that those empty clam shells had great decorating potential.

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Shopping Bag Art

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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!

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Simple Pots with a Touch of Gold

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Sometimes, the simplest things can be given a new life with just a few minutes of effort. Take these classic terracotta flower pots, for instance. Linda of Burlap and Blue came up with a way to take them from humble to downright stunning.

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