A {Mason Jar} Apple for the Teacher

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At The 36th Avenue, Desiree came up with a cute craft using miniature canning jars or any other small, lidded glass jar. This is perfect for back-to-school teacher gifts or fall parties.

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Discontinued Doors to Awesome Art Desks

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At iCandy Handmade, Autie shares the backstory on these two cupboard doors. “My father-in-law owns a restoration company and oftentimes has cupboard door styles or carpet squares that have been discontinued and he no longer uses.” He gave them to Autie and the doors sat in her garage for a while before she figured out what to do with them.

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Update for a Favorite Dresser

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When this dresser fell into Rachel’s hands, it had come straight from her grandmother’s attic, painted a brilliant color of orange. Rachel painted with a much more subdued shade of grass green, and it’s been that way for several years now, she explains at Maison de Pax.

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‘Tis Lucky to Upcycle

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours!  In honor of the wearin’ o’ the green, I spotted a project for you that was made from upcycled materials and celebrates good St. Patty.  Check out what Laura made from paint chips over at Live. Love. Scrap.

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From Toys to Tea: An Upcycling Project

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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.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras With an Upcycling Project

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At Organized 31, Susan has created a fun and easy upcycling project to celebrate Mardi Gras.  This started with some Yoplait greek yogurt containers, which have a really fun shape.

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Dresser to Media Console

Simple Redesign dresser before

Julie blogs at Simple Redesign.  When she acquired this piece, she decided that having it continue it’s life as a dresser really wasn’t an option.  “I never really liked the waffle pattern on the top drawers.  I originally tried to convince myself that it was kinda cool and different, but in the end, they had to go!” she exclaims.

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From Old Buffet to Basement Bar

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At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from her uncle one day, asking if she would like to come get an old Federal style buffet he was clearing out of his basement.  “My hubby and I went over and picked it up,”  she tells. “It was funny because as we were picking up the buffet pieces were popping off of it and they were worried.  I said, ‘I have saved worse than this!’”

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