There are hanging flower baskets, and then there's getting fancy. Roeshel of DIY Showoff is definitely in "fancy" territory after this makeover, which has her turning an old chandelier into a colorful hanging planter.
"A neighbor down the street couldn’t fit her two green plastic adirondack chairs in her moving truck," tells Amy at Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. "These chairs were on their way to the dump until I intercepted." It just so happened that Amy had recently cleared away a spot in her backyard that was just perfect for a couple of nice chairs.
Are you looking for a new way to create great storage out of tin cans? (I know, trick question.) Regina from Molly Mel is sharing a project at Hearthandmade UK that's sure to get your creative juices flowing. The theme is floral and romantic!
Hang on to those plastic spoons, because we've got yet another way to turn them into something awesome! Mona turned hers into a fabulous garden sculpture. Friends, she made an artichoke. And I'm kind of ridiculously in love with it. She's showing us how it's done (in text and video) at Craft Klatch.
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.
In need of a last-minute Mother's Day gift idea? Aniko from Place of My Taste has your back! She grabbed a couple of empty wine bottles from the recycling bin to create a pair of beautiful vases. And hey, if your Mother's Day gifts are all sorted out, I'm sure you could use a little something lovely for yourself . . .
"I was in need of some planters for my back patio, but didn't want to spend too much money," says Amy of Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. Imagine her delight when she spotted these large, decorative planters being put down next to the trash bins on garbage collection day in her neighborhood.
It's not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That's what happened to April at House By Hoff. "The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, " April tells us.
At Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna was delighted when friends passed along this tea trolley to her. "Don't you just love friends who give you their junk?" she laughs. The cart was a bit rusty and dirty, but Jenna could see the potential.
Over at Domestic Imperfection, Ashley has been admiring gold side tables for some time now. Wanting a pair for her guest room, she started to shop around, but was discouraged to find that most of them were either well out of her budget range.....or out of stock! Instead, Ashley decided to experiment with things she had around the house to see if she could DIY something similar. "And what I had was tomato cages, wire, spray paint, and lots of scrap wood," she notes.
I'm always impressed with the things that Carolyn comes up with over at her blog, Homework. Take this enamelware compost bin, for instance. It looks like a legitimate piece of vintage enamelware, right? Nope! She made this from a cheap little bucket that housed a gifted amaryllis last Christmas.
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