Glass Insulator Christmas Tree

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Over at The Salvaged Boutique, one of Kathy’s friends passed along several boxes of vintage items to her. She was delighted to find one of them full of these glass insulators. Insulators were originally used with telegraph lines, back in the 1800’s. Kathy challenged herself to turn one of them into Christmas decor, using only items that she had on hand.

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Halloween Mantel from Repurposed Objects

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There’s no need for seasonal decor to be costly. Cristina proves this with the stunning Halloween mantel she created using several repurposed objects at Remodelando la Casa. The thing that really got her creative juices flowing was this stash of crib parts that she had in her garage.

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Upcycled Cardboard Make a Great Earring Display

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Over at Blah to Tada, Claire came up with an inexpensive and eye catching way to display earrings. It’s a great idea for anyone who sells jewelry–especially if they want to keep their expenses down at craft fairs and other venues, since it starts with a very easy-to-find material: cardboard.

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DIY Painted Area Rug

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At Upcycled Treasures, Katie had fabric medium in her craft stash that she’d purchased for a craft project and didn’t use. So, when she came across a fantastic looking area rug that she couldn’t afford, Katie had a light-bulb moment. Why couldn’t she make a rug?

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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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Organize a Desk with Cardboard Tubes

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Need a little more organization in your life now that school has begun? Jennifer from Pink When has an easy an expensive way to turn cardboard tubes into a cute little desk caddy.

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Trendy Travel Journal Made from Old Map

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Lately at The Pin Junkie, Bonnie shares her preparations for her upcoming trip to Europe. She thought it would be a good idea to bring a travel journal on her trip to write down notes while traveling. Bonnie had an old map of Europe on hand and realized she could use it to make her own travel journal instead of buying one.

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Cheap Back-to-School Style with Cereal Box Notebooks

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At Creme de la Craft, Natalie loves to take notes, so she always keeps notebooks in her purse. Cute notebooks can be pricey, though, which is why Natalie was so excited to discover that she could make her own cute notebooks from leftover cereal boxes.

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