Paper Bag Book Covers

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Know any students that like to study in style? Pass along this nifty idea from Trisha at Black and White Obsession. With this tutorial for book covers made from paper bags, they’ll soon be studying in style!

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Organize a Desk with Cardboard Tubes

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Need a little more organization in your life now that school has begun? Jennifer from Pink When has an easy an expensive way to turn cardboard tubes into a cute little desk caddy.

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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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DIY Serving Tray

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Over at Create.Craft.Love., Jill claims her dad’s basement is a real treasure trove of saved and forgotten items. “I swear the man has never thrown anything away. As a DIY fanatic, it’s like going to the thrift store every time I visit!” she laughs. On a recent visit, Jill came away from her dad’s with some old kitchen cabinet doors.

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Easy Pallet Project for Garage Organization

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Jenn from Clean & Scentsible came up with a way to keep her garage a little more organized without spending much time or money. Her material of choice? She repurposed a pallet.

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Vanity Comes to the Front Door

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“Back when I was in high school my parents bought me a vanity,” says Shonee at Hawthrone and Main. “I really loved using it. I would sit in front of it every day when I would get ready in the mornings.” While Shonee no longer uses the vanity, she decided that she still wanted it in her home. Recently, she gave it a makeover.

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Nail and String Cross Art

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Kristi blogs at My Weekly Habit. Years agao, her gandpap made this huge tower of drawers for storage in his garage workshop. When he died, the drawers were passed along to Kristi’s husband. They were full of all kinds of nails, washers, nuts, and bolts. For this project, Kristi tried to incorporate as many of her grandpap’s old nails as she could.

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Chore and Behavior System Made from a Crib

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I am just super, super impressed with this project that I stumbled upon at Designed By Dawn Nicole. In need of a way to keep track of her children’s chores and rewards for good behavior, Dawn came up with something that’s pure genius. And it all started with a rescued crib railing!

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