It’s an Owl Lamp!

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It’s not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That’s what happened to April at House By Hoff. “The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, ” April tells us.

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Tulips Repurposed for Spring Decor

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At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, Christy had this tulip wreath from last year’s spring decor. “I had it hanging in the garage and it had fallen several times and was looking a little tattered, ” she explains, so she decided to take the wreath apart and make something else for this year.

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Twine Wrapped Vases for Valentine’s Day Decor

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Here’s a pretty project for your Valentine’s Day Decor that Katie from View From the Fridge shared at Juggling Act Mama. Starting a new diet over the holidays that prohibited alcohol or any sugary drinks, Katie and her husband went through a lot of sparkling water. Looking at the pile of glass bottles she’d accumulated, Katie decided it was time for a craft project!

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Curbside Corkboard Upcycle

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Don’t you love a good curbside find? Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs spotted a discarded corkboard and says, “As soon as I saw this baby, I knew with the right makeover she would be perfect for my oldest son’s bedroom.” The final result is a “soaring” success!

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Pretty Wood Slice Wreath

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I love seeing things that people make from objects they’ve found in nature. One of my current favorite trends along these lines is the use of wood slices to make natural looking decor items. Here’s a gorgeous wreath that Laura of Finding Home put together using wood slices from a fallen birch branch.

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Family Entryway Locker System

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At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family’s belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.

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Fall Wreath from Upcycled Materials

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At The DIY Mommy, Christina made a pretty fall wreath using materials from her recycling bin and her scrap fabric stash. ” It was a complete experiment, but I’m pleasantly surprised with how pretty it turned out to be,” Christina says.

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Vanity in the Garden

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Linda from With a Blast says that this table used to be her daughter’s dressing table years ago, but has since spent it’s days out in the backyard.  “I used it as a stand for spray painting,” she confessed, until one day she reimagined it as a herb garden. To spruce up the former table, {…Read More…}