It's always fun to put together a craft with things that you already have on hand. Here's one of those crafts that's perfect for Easter--and for putting together with your kids if they are on spring break--from Katie at View From the Fridge. It starts with something really easy to find around the house: a toilet paper roll!
At Redo It Yourself Inspirations, Robin came up with a way to turn cardboard boxes into a useful and beautiful storage option. Looking for something to act as "drawers" in a small shelf she was redoing, Robin was struck by the fact that a few of the cardboard boxes she had lying around were the perfect size.
All you toilet paper roll savers out there, your craft has come! Erland from Norway is a fellow saver, and has turned his stash into a really cool, minimalist advent calendar. He's sharing the details at his gorgeous blog, Morning Creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
"A trip to to Costco to purchase party supplies led straight to these empty boxes and a lightbulb moment," reveals Susan at Organized 31. She was preparing for her daughter's graduation party at the time, when she realized that shelling out money for expensive serving trays wasn't necessary.
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