Pallet Wood Window Box

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Over at Crafty in Crosby, Jeanette decided it was time to spruce up the exterior of her backyard storage shed.  She made a window box using materials that she had leftover from other projects. Jeanette gathered some boards from old pallets and other unused wood scraps, and cut them to the dimensions she needed.  She {…Read More…}

The Gift That Gives Even More Than Twice

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At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Emily’s son received a present inside a cute polka dotted gift box. It was too cute to just throw away, so Emily decided to think of something to make using the box.

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Planted in an Eggshell

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Just in case this weekend’s festivities leave you with any empty eggshells, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker has a way you can reuse them.  A way that doesn’t involve compost….in case you are picky.

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Planning a Garden? Save Your Cardboard Tubes!

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At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Emily has a great idea that will keep empty toilet paper rolls out of the trash.  She’s turning the cardboard tubes into a decomposable home for starting plants.

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New Use for an Old Wine {Crate}

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At The Dedicated House, Kathryn came up with a charming and inexpensive way to hold wood near her fireplace:  she turned a wine box into a hearthside kindling box!

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A Wine Cork Craft

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Carmel from Our Fifth House share this project at Infarrantly Creative recently, and since it’s a great little recycling project, I thought I’d pass it along to my fellow Rescuers.  To make these pretty boxes, all you need is an old book and some wine corks.

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Free Fence Post Projects

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A while back, Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer had the opportunity to collect some discarded fencing–for free!  “It had been cut into the perfect 4 X 4 stack,” she notes.  She’s been able to get a lot of mileage from that pile of boards.  Want to see some of her projects?

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Fabric Covered Bulletin Board

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This bulletin board shows just how skilled the ladies over at Namely Original are at bringing new life to old, discarded items. Julia had been looking for a new cork board, but her mom was not too excited about forking over the money. Therefore, she found a more budget-friendly option in this curbside find.

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