Pallet Couches

Project Lovegood pallet before

Over at Pennies ‘n Grace, Molly tells us, “When we moved into our home last August we made plans to make our huge loft into a game room/office space.” In need of some inexpensive furniture, she decided to experiment with turning pallets (like the one pictured below) into couches.

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Laundry Room Tip Jar

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The empty spaghetti sauce jar after a recent dinner inspired Katie at Little House of Four to start a quick project. Looking at the jar, she realized that it would be just right for storing all of the pocket change she finds while doing laundry.

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Cardboard Box Storage Makeover

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At Redo It Yourself Inspirations, Robin came up with a way to turn cardboard boxes into a useful and beautiful storage option. Looking for something to act as “drawers” in a small shelf she was redoing, Robin was struck by the fact that a few of the cardboard boxes she had lying around were the perfect size.

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Soup Can Super Bowl Deco

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Just in time for this weekend’s big game, here’s some upcycled decor from Drugstore Divas. They created a foot-ball themed utensil holder from an empty soup can!

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DIY String of Heart Lights

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I found a very cool upcycling project at Crafty Journal, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Noreen used empty soda cans to make a simple string of lights more festive for the day of love.

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Tartan Plaid Desk Accessories

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Over at Today’s Creative Blog, Kim shares an upcycling project that she did in an effort to beautify and organize her desk area, this month. Needing a way to organize some of her office supplies on top of the desk, she decided to reuse some empty paint and food cans.

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Sock Snowman

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Here’s a darling little craft that Lisa of Mabey She Made It shared at Made From Pinterest. It all started with a favorite pair of socks….that were tragically separated on a vacation. And this was such a great pair of socks that even though there was only one left, “I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away,” Lisa confesses.

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Pretty Things from Garbage

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“I like to use up every bit of “otherwise-trash” that I possibly can,” confesses Gwen on her blog, You Can Call Me Gwen. She goes on to explain, “This project uses plastic water bottle caps, small pieces of fabric, and leftover bits of embroidery thread and ribbon which may otherwise have been part of a landfill.”

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