Sometimes you just have to be crafty. Here’s a cute little upcycling project for one of those times. It would be a terrific rainy day project for kids, too. Sherri from About Family Crafts issued a challenge to her friends to upcycle a plastic food container, and this is how she participated in that challenge. Her container of choice once held margarine.
“A friend of mine dropped by one day with a pile of these cigar boxes that she picked up for me,” Susan tells us at Organized 31. The friend was confident that Susan could do something with them, and she loved the way they opened. Susan’s friend also confessed that the tray inside meant to hold cigars was perfect for storing beads.
At Refunk My Junk, Alli wasn’t so sure about the heavy-duty dresser with an wheat motif…..but it’s hard to turn down free stuff! It sat in her garage for a few months until some inspiration came in the way of Don Draper and Company.
When Kathy of The Salvaged Boutique inherited a box full of wood dowels, she wasn’t quite sure what to think, but she did love their backstory. “These wooden rods came from a friend of his who works for a vacuum company that was discarding the rods because they were defective. My Uncle says these rods are used to create the part that spins at the bottom of a vacuum,” Kathy explains.
At The Cwafty Blog, RaChel decided to turn a simple glass bottle into a pretty vase using a few craft supplies she had on hand. Her bottle of choice? A Starbucks frappucino bottle.
What’s a girl to do when she spots adorable (but pricey) coasters in the Anthropologie catalog? Well, if you are a DIYer like Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog, you check your garage for leftover plywood and get to work making your own!
Over at View From the Fridge, Katie loves getting the wooden toys made by the Melissa and Doug toy company…but hates the fact that none of the wooden packaging for these toys comes with lids! “Bins without lids hold toys for maybe 3 minutes before my two little boys dump the entire contents out onto the floor,” she laments.
Rhonda from Craft Dictator has had this vintage suitcase sitting in her house for months. She planned to use it for office storage, but had never opened it. When she finally did open the little suitcase it was not full of money. To the contrary, it was actually pretty nasty inside!