Valentine Storage Jars

baby food jars

After-Christmas-blues getting you down? Well, Valentine’s Day is coming up, so if you need a little pick-me-up from the January blahs, I suggest doing a Valentine craft, like this cute one made from baby food jars by Courtney of Crafts by Courtney.

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Picture Proof Bottle Cap Magnets

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Over at Mommy Is Coocoo, Amanda came up with a project to make use of those picture proofs the school sends home of her kids each year. You know–the ones they use to encourage you to order more photos from school picture day? Not only did she make use of the free photos, but she reused some bottle caps, too, so this project was really inexpensive.

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Animal Topped Glass Canisters

empty-glass-pickle-jar

Planning some organizing projects for the new year? Well, here’s a decidedly glamorous way to store smaller items…..made from upcycling a few decidedly unglamorous items: pickle jars! Luzia Pimpinella came up with this creative and inexpensive storage option.

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Scrabble Tile Coasters

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If you can get your hands on some Scrabble Game tiles, you might enjoy making some cute coasters like these at Simply Darrling.  Kendra came up with this project, and it’s a quick and easy one. All Kendra needed for these coasters was some glue, cork, and the Scrabble tiles.  She cut out squares of {…Read More…}

It’s About Time, and Reclaimed Wood

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“A few months ago I was riding bikes with my girls, and saw a neighbor down the street taking out a huge fence in order to replace it with a new one,” Lindsay begins the story of her latest rescue at Diary of a Crafty Lady. “After riding back and forth a few times I got up the courage to talk to the neighbor, and found out that he was taking down a fence made of cedar, and was willing to give me several pieces of fence board!”

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Fabric Scraps Become a Cool Clutch

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Nicole from The Felted Fox is back with another refashion for us. This one made use of the scraps leftover from this exotic tribal pillow project that she shared with us here.

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Old Door Becomes a Shabby Chic Mirror

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Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara figured out how to turn a hollow core door into so much more. “These doors are usually passed up,” she tells us. They aren’t old, or wood. or anything special, but there still are some things you can do with them.

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Glass Insulator Christmas Tree

glass-insulator

Over at The Salvaged Boutique, one of Kathy’s friends passed along several boxes of vintage items to her. She was delighted to find one of them full of these glass insulators. Insulators were originally used with telegraph lines, back in the 1800’s. Kathy challenged herself to turn one of them into Christmas decor, using only items that she had on hand.

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