Have you bought a new appliance, recently? Maybe a clothes dryer? Hmmm? Well, if you have any extra dryer vent tubing or some that you were about to throw away, this Christmas craft is for you! Melissa from Daisy Mae Belle figured out how to make a wreath from dryer vent tubing!
Pine Cones are one craft supply that are easily found for free in most parts of the U.S. You can collect a few just by visiting a park or going on a nature walk. Ursula from Kraft & Mint figured out how to make a cute Christmas craft with some of the pine cones she'd found.
Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara has been working on getting her basement organized. She tells about one of her challenges, "I have tons of spindles and table legs that were just in a box and every time I would try to find something, it got a little frustrating."
When Amy's brother found a free Craigslist listing of cupboard doors, she had no idea what she'd do with all of them. "I liked the hardware on them and figured why not get them for that alone!" she says at her blog, Junque Chic.
When Shanna of Restoration Redoux spotted this 5 panel door in the Craigslist free section, she nearly died. "Can you believe I found a five panel that was chippiness perfection … and it was aqua?" Shanna asks happily.
Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof confesses that the last time she bought paint at Home Depot, she may--or may not--have exceeded her quota of free paint stirring sticks. But they were for a good cause! She needed them for a Christmas project.
"This is truly a roadkill rescue!" Candace from Vintage News Junkie says with excitement. "I found not one, but two real
Christmas trees on the side of the interstate! Yes, the interstate! The whole time we were loading up the trees, I couldn't help but think, 'Beckie is gonna love this!'"
Over at R&R Workshop, Rachel had 3 cooling racks in her cupboard that were supposed to be stackable, but she really only used one. She explains, "One day while thinking what I could use them for, I thought they would be perfect to display our Christmas cards from friends & family!"
Decorating a fireplace mantel for various seasons and holidays can be a lot of fun. But not every home has a mantel--especially if you are living in an apartment. Krista from The Happy Housie came up with an excellent solution to this problem, using the top half of an old hutch that she found.
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