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Cute for Easter: Toilet Paper Roll Animals

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!

Cardboard Box Storage Makeover

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.

Glass Insulator Christmas Tree

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.

DIY Painted Area Rug

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?

Trendy Travel Journal Made from Old Map

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.

Serving Trays from Cardboard 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.