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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Fancy Chandelier Update

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“We have had a hole over the dining room table for 1.5 years now, waiting for the perfect, inexpensive chandelier to come available,” confesses Jenny at Focus Jennie. “The house came with a perfectly fine chandelier that just plain wasn’t my style, so it has had a home in the garage waiting to be taken to Goodwill.” But when the perfect light just couldn’t be found, Jennie took another look at the unwanted light fixture in her garage.

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Vintage Lunchbox Upcycle

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Kerri blogs over at Keep Calm and KERRI On. Recently while at an estate sale, she found this vintage metal lunchbox for $3. (Who else remembers these lunch boxes? They were made to last!)

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Crafty Mason Jar Vases

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Katie from View From The Fridge shared this project at Oh My! Creative. She turned some glass canning jars into decorated vases in just a few simple steps.

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Red, White, and Blue Side Table Makeover

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When Shanna’s friend found this dumpy little side table in her mother’s attic, she offered it to Shanna–who was more than happy to take it away! She talks about the makeover process over at Restoration Redoux.

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Ruffled Refashion for a Simple T-Shirt

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“I have gotten into the habit of throwing on a pair of jeans, the same pair of flip flops, and a solid scoop-neck tee every day. Boring,” confessed Lisa at Mabey She Made It. She decided to switch things up a bit by refashioning one of those tees, a red one like the one pictured below.

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Two Tone Saddle Stool Makeover

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At her blog, Counting Willows, Michelle had four of these red saddle stools. “They were everywhere for a while, and for good reason,” she points out. “They are inexpensive, don’t take up much space and you can put them just about anywhere.”

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Weathered Bench Container Garden

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Shauna from Sartori Design for Living originally found this bench in an old shed at her parents’ home. She decided to give it new life as part of a container garden in her own yard.

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