Toothbrush Holder from the Wild Side

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Here’s a quick and easy project for anyone who has access to animals. That would be wood or plastic animals, not the real thing–you don’t want to drill holes in those! Anyway, Betsy from Happily Ever After Etc. came up with this project, and while she purchased her animal from Amazon, you can find similar animals in toy bins and garage sales across America. Look around–you might find one in your own house!

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Displaying Children’s Artwork

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Raise your hand if you have a stack of children’s artwork in your home that you can’t bear to part with…but you don’t have nearly enough refrigerator space to put on display. Ummmhmmm, yep, that’s what I thought: anyone with kids or grandkids has their hands up high in the air! Well, Jacque from The DIY Village has a terrific idea that may help you save fridge space and show off some of that art you are so proud of.

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So Much Nature Love in this Heart

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Emily from Table & Hearth share a tutorial for this neat wall hanging at Making it in the Mountains. She made it using some basic craft supplies and some of her favorite things collected from nature: driftwood and acorns.

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Shutter Organizer with Knobs

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Chas from A Woman’s Haven had an assortment of knobs left in her craft stash after hosting a crafting event. She also had some old shutters.

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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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Pallet Wood Wall with Floating Shelves

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At Ellery Designs, Michelle was trying to convince her husband that they needed some floating shelves on their dining room wall when he said he thought those shelves would look better against a background of rustic wood. “I have to admit I wasn’t totally sold on the idea,” Michelle admits, “but let him run with it and now I can say I’m totally obsessed!” For this project, her husband used wood pallets that they already had.

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Schoolhouse Chair Dog Feeding Station

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“Being DIY/crafters we often run into situations where people have old furniture that they just“knew’ we could do something with,” laughs Jaque at The DIY Village. These schoolhouse chairs came to her in just such a situation. She had no clue what she was going to do with them until her sister mentioned that her collie would really love a raised feeding station.

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