Cheap Dino Toy to Cornasaurus

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Louise and Jenni are two good friends who blog at Paging Fun Mums. Inspiration for a fun way to help their kids eat their vegetables came from an interesting source: these soft, rubbery dinosaurs found for cheap at the local toy store.

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Painted Vintage Side Tables

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Lisa blogs at Modern Hen Home. When a dear family friend held an estate sale, he gave Lisa some of his midcentury modern furniture, including two wooden side tables.

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Picnic Basket Makeover

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At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody’s maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.

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Straw Hat Scores Sophisticated Shimmer

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Viktoria blogs over at By Viktoria. She shared her excitement about this floppy straw hat she found by frequenting the Dollar Spot at Target. (Clearly Viktoria is a girl after my own heart!)

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Blinged-Up Basic Sunglasses

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“This craft was inspired by an item that I MUST have on a daily basis: SUNNIES,” shares April on her blog, Gingerbread. Due to medical issues, April needs to wear sunglasses whenever she’s outside. Needless to say, she goes through sunglasses pretty fast, which is why April was excited to discover that her dollar store sold sunglasses that were sturdy and had a trendy shape.

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Old Bangles to Colorful Summer Bracelets

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At My Craftily Ever After, Ashley confesses her love/hate relationship with jewelry. “I LOVE LOVE LOVE earrings…but when it comes to bracelets, necklaces, and even rings that aren’t my wedding ring…I just feel awkward.” To prove her point, Ashley submits these silver bangle bracelets which she’d owned for a few years but rarely wore because the jangling noise they make bothered her.

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Sandals Refabbed to Rock Summer Season

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Eileen blogs at Yes Missy. When sandal season began, she pulled out an old pair of wedge sandals. Although they still had a lot of life in them, Eileen wasn’t in love with the fabric straps.

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Photo Display from a Chair Leg

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When Rhonda from Craft Dictator got out of her car one rainy day to rescue this chair from the roadside, it wasn’t for it’s seating potential. It was for the legs, she tells us, “I knew I could use the legs to make something useful and beautiful.”

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