Tiki Bar from Old Wood Pallets

At Crafty in Crosby, the mom-and-daughter duo Leigh and Jeanette knew that their swimming pool--or as they call it, "Redneck Swimming Hole"--was missing something. They decided a tiki bar would make their swimming hole complete, but didn't want to break the bank over it. And that's where two old pallets come in to the story!
Bamboo Placemat

Coasters from a Placemat

Hani blogs at Craftionary.  Recently, she figured out how to turn an old bamboo placemat into pretty bamboo coasters.  "This is the easiest DIY project ever!" she tells us.  "These coasters are great for indoor as well as outdoor use.  The quality of material used makes it easy to clean with just a wet wipe." Bamboo Placemat
Madigan Made lamp before collage

Lamp Makeover from Wine Corks

A lot of reusing and recycling went into this lamp makeover by Shannon from Madigan Made.   It started with a lamp that she already had that wasn't old, just a bit boring.  To give that lamp a little life, Shannon collected over 185 wine corks from friends, family, and even some local restaurants!