Free Fabric Helps Keep the Laundry Off the Floor

Don't Disturb This Groove laundry hamper before

When Brandi of Don’t Disturb This Groove was given more than a yard of sample fabric, she knew it was the solution to dirty laundry strewn across her son’s bedroom floor.  Inspired by a similar project she’d seen in Martha Stewart Living, Brandi decided to make a hamper that would hang on the door.

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She’s Got Legs ((And She Knows How to Use Them)

The Weekend Country Girl bench before

Over at The Weekend Country Girl, Karen says, “I literally picked up these legs out of the trash at a garage sale.  (I did ask first.)  They once were legs for a side table and were solid wood.  I did not have a plan for them but they were too nice to be trashed!”

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Old Glass Jars Become Pretty Halloween Vases

Mod Podge Rocks glass jar vases before

“My husband has always been sort of funny about saving our glass jars,” confesses Justine at Mod Podge Rocks, “and with the mason jar craze happening, it certainly is handy having my husband’s hoard collection hanging around to experiment with!”  Recently, she put a few of those glass jars to use with a pretty project that’s perfect for fall and Halloween decor.

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This Fall Craft Literally Defines Upcycling

The Scrappe Shoppe blog book page art before

Over at The Scrap Shoppe, Michele confesses that she’s had mixed feelings about all the crafts being done with book pages.  She says, “I’m an avid reader (when I can) and couldn’t imagine cutting into a precious book!”  She recently decided that maybe she could part with this outdated dictionary from the 90’s, though.

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The Traditional Canning Jar Gets Fashionable New Look

Ace Hardware ball mason jar

Over at The Crafted Sparrow, Rebecca points out that, “Right now Ball jars are all the rage, crafting with them and collecting them.”  She took on the challenge to put a modern twist on one of her own jars, to give it a fresh, new look.

Ace Hardware ball mason jar

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Chenille Bedspread Upcycled for Fall Decor

Sew Sweet Vintage chenille bedspread before

Michelle blogs at Sew Sweet Vintage.  After seeing some “ghost” pumpkins made from muslin by another blogger, she was inspired to craft a few of her own, using one of her worn chenille bedspreads.  (Similar to the one pictured, below.)

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This Rescue Sails Under the Union Jack

Refunk My Junk union jack dresser before

Over at Refunk My Junk, Hayden tells us, “This dresser was sitting out on trash day at my neighbors house.  I yelled for my hubby and he helped me tote it over to be refinished–with a color twist.”

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Upcycled Sweater Turns into Autumn Art

Posed Perfection sweater before

This faded orange cable knit sweater was headed for the rag bag when Nici rescued it from a yard sale, along with an embroidery hoop.  She used both castoffs to make some delightful fall decor over at Posed Perfection. First, Nici created a cardboard template the size of her embroidery hoop.  She covered it with {…Read More…}