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My goal for my Craft Rehab category on Birdz of a Feather is to encourage sustainable crafting by providing inspirational upcycles using unexpected materials. It’s all about the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle! If you’re a fan of Craft Rehab, you’ve seen this time and time again through projects such as my Valentine’s Day Paint Stick Pallet, Plastic Clamshell Shrink Art, Soda Bottle Vertical Garden, Paint Bucket Water Feature and Blue Jean Planter, to name a few!You may be a little doubtful that you can turn a tuna can into something you’d want to put on full display in the bedroom, kitchen or office, but the end result is both attractive and useful – in an industrial sort of way 🙂
I love farmhouse boxes and they are great to use as a centerpiece or a place corral salt, pepper and napkins. Here is a tutorial on how I make a farmhouse Box and then different ways to customize them. I think this would make an awesome gift. You could even put house numbers on it, as a front step or porch accessory. Really, there are so many different ways to use and customize this simple box, I've only scratched the surface here.
Radiance DYI String Light Bag Art.Gather all your supplies. In my case I used a wood frame so I took out the glass and spray painted the frame black let it dry then used my color of choice (gray) to dry brush over and sand back in areas to give a shabby look (this is optional) While my frame finished drying I then took the glass out of the frame and laid the glass on the image of my choice (bag) to size the image. I then used the razor to cut the image along the side of the glass so this way I could ensure a perfect fit. After I got the size right I used the tape to tape the lights throughout the image. I highlighted the parts that stuck out to me. You will want to start at the end of the strand of lights closest to the battery back this way the battery pack will remain at the bottom of the frame so it can easily be hid once finished. Once the lights were all taped and I was satisfied with the image, I put the glass back into the frame and image with taped lights making sure battery pack is at bottom. It can now be enjoyed by everyone.
I saw something like this online, and thought that it would be fun to try. I always love to make crafts out of other things that would normally just get thrown away. With this, if you have a blown out bulb (that hasn't left it's mark), you can turn it into something fun for Valentine's day - or any other day, with however you finish it up!
New Ballast in my kitchen light $20.00 VS. a whole new light fixture $120.00....SAVED us $100 PLUS+. If we had used Electrician it would have their charge per hour plus materials.
Shout out to Mike at the Electrical department of Home Depot. Took me step by step on how to change the ballast out. Even made me a drawing to take home. Told me to call if I came upon any questions! Love those Home Improvement stores, YOU CAN DIY!
I know it is not the newest most updated fixture but I like a LOT of light in my kitchen and have yet to find something that will make me spend the money of new fixtures. For now $20 is good!
It was my first time perusing a Habitat for Humanity Restore that is about a half hour from my house, and I wanted to buy about fifty things I saw. But, I only bought two. I bought two kitchen cabinet doors, for four dollars a piece. Here is the before and after of one of those doors:
Click on the video link to learn how to DIY your very own vanity unit on a budget. I love IKEA.. who doesn't right?! Here is such a simple way for you to maximise space and create an area for you to have a little bit of luxury! Just follow these 6 easy steps!
The handmade details of knitting, crocheting, and weaving can be time-consuming, especially for large areas like an entire wall covering. Instead, you can use our Macrame Knots Wall Stencil to create the same texture-inspired look. But what if you wanted the REAL DEAL with texture that you can touch? You CAN stencil a wall that feels as pretty as it looks by embossing the wall design with joint compound!Click play and watch this DIY stencil tutorial to see how to emboss wall designs from our Woven Textures Stencil Spotlight Collection with joint compound, and take your texture stencils to the next level.
I bought this old cabinet door at a store and it sat a long time waiting for inspiration. My friend made the decal for me. I wanted it to go on something special. Then I have a lightbulb moment to put two and two together. The outcome is beautiful!