Upcycled Cinco de Mayo Decor

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Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! That’s the 5th of May for my friends who no hablo espanol. I found a quick and easy upcycling project that’s perfect for decoration any fiesta or adding a shot of color to the tabletop on Taco Tuesday, posted by Brie at Like the Cheese.

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Popsicle Stick Jewelry

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Here’s a fun project using something that is easy to find during the summer months: popsicle sticks! Daniela at Curly Made has been experimenting with turning wooden popsicle sticks into jewelry.

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Box Tops for Education Organizer

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How many of you collect box tops to help raise funds for your children’s schools? Like many of you, Susan at Organized 31 saves them when she gets them. Recently, she decided that she needed a better place to keep her box tops than the basket they kept spilling out of.

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Updating a Ceiling Fan DIY Style

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The ceiling fan in Emily’s living room was less than lovely–she pretty much declared it hideous and was ready to toss the thing. However, last summer the ceiling fans in her house were in constant use, so she felt like getting rid of it wasn’t an option. After learning that she could switch out the light portion of the fan, Emily decided to update the fan herself, and she shares the project at My So-Called DIY Blog.

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Cheap Laminate into Gorgeous Storage Bench

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Mindy blogs at MyLove2Create, but she shared this nifty rescue at My Repurposed Life. This beat-up, cheap laminate cabinet was a free find that Mindy picked up when she was picking up some other Craigslist freebies.

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Clipboard from a Cutting Board

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Jamie, who blogs at Anderson + Grant, collected quite a few old cutting boards for a recent project. She had a couple left that she didn’t use. What, exactly, does one do with extra wooden cutting boards?

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Handsome New House Numbers

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New homeowner Maggie, from Polka Dots in the Country, noticed that she didn’t have any numbers on the outside of the house that would indicate their address. She set out to remedy that problem with some wood and stain leftover from other projects.

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Old Tennis Racket Wreath

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If you are a crafter or a maker or a collector, chances are you have enough in your stash to make just about anything at any given time! That’s the case for Kathy at Petticoat Junktion, who challenged herself to come up with some spring decor using stuff she already had on hand. Here’s what she came up with: a twig wreath form, a flower, and an old tennis racket.

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