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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Stenciled Cardboard Storage

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Over at Stowand TellU, Amy is on a mission to create more storage in her home for less. One of her latest discoveries is that cardboard, when painted, can be decorative storage. She even figured out how to make her own lidded storage boxes!

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Rustic Seashell Plank

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Looking for an easy project that will bring a little bit of the beach into your home? April from House By Hoff has one that made use of things she already had around the house, so it didn’t cost her a penny! Only three things were required: a collection of shells, an old board, and a hot glue gun.

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A Pile of Wooden Dowels Put to Use

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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.

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Crafty Mason Jar Vases

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Katie from View From The Fridge shared this project at Oh My! Creative. She turned some glass canning jars into decorated vases in just a few simple steps.

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Bottles to Beach Themed Centerpiece

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Hosting a beach-themed party, this summer? Then you’ll want to check out this pretty centerpiece made from upcycled glass bottles at Organized 31.

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