One reason succulents are so great is that they’re hard to kill. Succulents made out of paper, though? Even better! Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow grabbed an old picture frame and created a framed paper succulent piece that looks fabulous and needs absolutely no watering.
At Crap I’ve Made, Char was shopping at the thrift store with her mom when they happened upon this teak table for a steal of a deal. It had great bones but needed a little love, or as Char puts it, “child labor.”
Aren’t vintage kitchen tools the best? Over at House By Hoff, April knew exactly what she wanted to do with this old colander as soon as she laid eyes on it.
Just in case this weekend’s festivities leave you with any empty eggshells, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker has a way you can reuse them. A way that doesn’t involve compost….in case you are picky.
Crystal of A Pumpkin and a Princess is happily enjoying two trends: succulents and gold leaf. She came up with a fun way to use these trends to dress up a simple terra cotta pot.
When Megan from Rappsody in Rooms found this pendant light, she was thrilled. “The shape was the to die for (hello hexagons!). However, the electrical was on the fritz,” she says. “I kept the fixture around, waffling on whether I want to rewire it (a new lighting kit would do the trick) or turn it into something unexpected.”
Krista of The Happy Housie pulled this old colander out of the free pile at her friend’s garage sale. “She told me that she had used it in her garden and that got my ol’ wheels spinning,” Krista said. “I was planning to tackle the deck this weekend so I thought that it had great potential as a little planter for some Hens ’n’ Chicks that I wanted to repot.”
Here’s a quick and easy upcycling project from Eliza of Eliza K. You should have most of the materials you need for this right on hand–especially if you’ve warmed up any canned soup, lately.