Celebrate Mardi Gras With an Upcycling Project

yogurt-cup

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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Give Thanks for Old Windows

Cherished Bliss window before

Ashley, from Cherished Bliss,  had an old window lying around that she found a really fun way to use to help her family celebrate Thanksgiving this year.  She used it as the background for something she calls her family’s Thankful Board.

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Valentine’s Pallet Art

pallet boards before

My good friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello is such an amazingly crafty lady that she was able to turn this pile of boards into adorable Valentine’s art for her mantel. Jen cut and attached the boards to create a pallet-style sign. After sanding and painting the sign, Jen added a poem she cut with {…Read More…}

Snowman Treat Packaging

If you are visiting family or friends for Christmas, it’s always nice to bring along a little something sweet to share. I love creating my own recycled packaging. Not only is it thrifty and ecofriendly but can also be fun and festive. I love this adorable Frosty Friend Container from Better Homes and Gardens that’s {…Read More…}

Window Stocking Hanger

Lindsay from Diary of a Crafty Lady was without a fireplace to hang her family’s stockings by in their small apartment. Well, you know this wouldn’t fly with the kiddos, so Lindsay got creative and grabbed this old window from her basement stash. With a little cleaning and scraping off old paint, the window was {…Read More…}

Glass Photo Ornaments

Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl recently hosted a talk at her favorite ReStore about creating holiday décor from thrifty finds. Her favorite transformation originated as this outdated brass light fixture. Brittany carefully removed the glass pieces and turned them into photo ornaments using Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. She attached some screw eyes to the {…Read More…}

Snowmen Treat Cups

Becca from Blue Cricket Design created these adorable little snowmen cups as goodie “bags” for her daughters’ classrooms. While Becca bought her Styrofoam cups, I couldn’t help but think that this would be a great way to reuse cups that others may chuck in the trash without a second thought. After filling her cups with {…Read More…}

Vintage Santa Art

Old frames are great to have around for reusing and repurposing, as it doesn’t take much to give them a new, updated look. Heather from Larissa Hill Designs has her own collection of framed artwork that came in handy for creating Christmas artwork for her dining room. She started out with two ornate frames that {…Read More…}