Empty Soap Container Makes Cute Nautical Vase

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Melissa blogs at A Prudent Life. When she ran out of dish soap recently, the container was so nice that Melissa couldn’t stand to throw it away. I think we can all relate!

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Cheap Back-to-School Style with Cereal Box Notebooks

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At Creme de la Craft, Natalie loves to take notes, so she always keeps notebooks in her purse. Cute notebooks can be pricey, though, which is why Natalie was so excited to discover that she could make her own cute notebooks from leftover cereal boxes.

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Picnic Basket Makeover

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At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody’s maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.

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Serving Trays from Cardboard Boxes

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“A trip to to Costco to purchase party supplies led straight to these empty boxes and a lightbulb moment,” reveals Susan at Organized 31. She was preparing for her daughter’s graduation party at the time, when she realized that shelling out money for expensive serving trays wasn’t necessary.

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Art to Go

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Naush blogs from Dubai at Doodle Buddies. She’s found an inexpensive way to get canvas for her art projects, and recycle at the same time! Since being eco-friendly is important to her, she rarely ever uses a canvas for her mixed media artwork that didn’t start out as something else, like this pizza box.

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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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Coffee Table Redo

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At Lolly Jane, Kelli reveals that all her neighbors know just how much she loves “junk”.  They call her when they have stuff to get rid of, and that’s how Kelli acquired this heavy-duty coffee table top.

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Perfect Picture Frames from Pallets

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“I am knee deep in a garage, mudroom and kitchen addition,” says Katie from Little House of Four. “Each week we’ve had a few deliveries, which all resulted in pallets full of material being delivered to the house.” She’s been using all that pallet wood to make useful and beautiful things for her home. Her latest project is turning pallet wood into picture frames.

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