Kids’ Craft: Necktie Rattlesnakes

mens-ties

Maria blogs at Sew Travel Inspired. A recent vacation to see her grandchildren in New Mexico inspired this fun craft project that upcycles old neckties. “I took my grandchildren to visit the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town Albuquerque,” Maria explains.

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Making Seashells Into Art

seashell-craft-supplies

If you’ve ever come home from the beach with buckets full of seashells, then you can understand the dilemma of the beach comber: you don’t want to throw away the shells you were so delighted to find, but what on earth can you do with all of them? Well, lucky for you Kathy of Petticoat Junktion has an idea!

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Summer Picnic Mason Jars

Ace Hardware ball mason jar

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there are literally thousands of ways you can repurpose a glass canning jar.  Those things aren’t just for holding canned beans, you know!  This latest mason jar project comes from Dee of Meatloaf & Melodrama, just in time for summer and al fresco dining! Inspired by {…Read More…}

DIY Scarf Organizer

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Here’s a quick project that you can make that you probably have most of the materials for already on hand. It’s a hanging scarf organizer, and Jessica from Living on the Cheap came up with it. The first step is easy: pull out a plastic hanger from your closet.

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Charging Station from a Shoe Box

shoebox-project

Shoeboxes aren’t hard to find (who needs an excuse for new shoes?) and they can be used and reused in so many ways. This idea comes from Dagmar of Dagmar’s House.

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Loaf Pan Planter

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When Katie’s mom gave her some nice, new loaf pans, it was time to retire her battered old metal pans. Instead of throwing them out, Katie (who blogs at View From The Fridge) came up with a cute new use for them and shared it at My Crafty Spot.

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Crib Repurposed to a Drying Rack

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I’m always so impressed to see the things my readers come up with! Take, for instance, this old baby crib that Gwen spotted on the curb while she was jogging. She details the rescue at You Can Call Me Gwen.

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Kids Art Desk from an Armoire

kids-sized-armoire

A friend of Gail’s found this kid-sized armoire in a pile of furniture on the side of the road. Knowing that Gail (of My Repurposed Life) is a genius at refabbing old furniture, the friend brought the whole pile to her. I’m pretty amazed by what she did with the armoire.

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