As someone whose sewing abilities are limited to a simple stitch in a (kinda) straight line, I never thought I'd be making my own bedskirt. But after striking out on finding a store-bought one that I liked and realizing that the blue polka dot flat sheet that I already had would look great with my daughter's duvet, plan "turning my polka dot flat sheet into a bedskirt" was born.
What convinced me to take the plunge is realizing that the finished edges around the flat sheet would work perfectly for the bottom edge of a bedskirt so there actually wasn't going to be that much sewing involved. Also, using a flat sheet was cheap and I loved that I would be able to throw it in the wash when needed.
It turned out to be a much simpler project than I ever would have expected and I LOVE how it looks!
My cousin gave me a "curbed" crib she no longer wanted. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, until I saw a similar project, and I was inspired to make this kids toy box bench. You can see a step by step tutorial on my blog, My Repurposed Life http://bit.ly/K9NUzG
Using Crates & Pallet Large and Small Wooden Crates from The Home Depot and finished with a piece of plywood or wood of your choice, this Crate Desk is a fun conversation piece for an office, craft room, or dorm room, at a very reasonable price!
Who doesn’t have old CDs or DVDs lying around? We’ve got a great upcycle way for our feathered friends have yummy stuff to eat. There are two different types of feeders you can make and we personally tested both types. The birds were thrilled! LOTS MORE PHOTOS HERE
DIY Tire Planter
Project Cost; (My cost = $0.00 with re=use of old tires and Menards Rebate $ for the flowers) Average cost = Under $20.00 or cost of plants.
If you're like me, you've used sweaters from Goodwill in all sorts of crafting...creating pumpkins, stockings, sleeves for vases and more. But I have another sweater craft to share with you, and it might be the cutest one yet - sweater snowmen! These cheeky little fellows are full of personality and charm, and don't worry...they're easy to make and NO sew!!
Spice up the holidays a bit by turning vintage, clear, glass salt and pepper shakers into holiday decor. These little jars are perfect for displaying holiday photos or cards. Or, make a bunch and use them as place cards at the table. Here's how I made them ...
Are you renovating? Don't throw out your old window frames just yet! Come see this beautiful wall display project by Mary from Orphans With MakeUp which she completed with Sage Advice, Graphite glaze, and Tough Coat!
Gardeners have a wide variety of "tastes" when it comes to landscape decorations. If you are looking for directions to make a garden buddy out of flower pots, here's a good link:
Took 10 years to get........I spend no less then 7 hours a day in my space. Love how everything is in reaching distance. The room inspires me everyday.
You can view the kinds of projects I make in my space here:
The Cutting Cafe: http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/...
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Old DVDs or CDS make perfect small clocks. All you need is a clock mechanism which are pretty cheap to buy. I paid $3.00 for mine on Amazon. Or you can use one from an old clock. I have a dozen free clock face downloads on my site post on the link at the very bottom of this post.
I love the rustic charm of tin can lanterns. Budget-friendly and super simple to make, their warm light brings a relaxing ambiance to any outdoor party. While flickering candlelight is perfect for a special occasion, I really wanted tin can lanterns that glow all summer long. I quickly decided that making them solar powered was the way to go. I've written a tutorial for anyone interested in making their own solar tin can lanterns.
Visit Craftiments for the complete supply list and detailed instructions.
I used silicone caulk to glue sections together to make it easier to take down if need be for the winter. I drove a 5' piece od 3/8" rebar about a foot into the ground and started stacking. I drilled holes in the plates using drill bits specifically for glass. Empress of Dirt - Melissa has the best tutorial for glass drilling.
Whenever I see those small glass salt and pepper sets at the thrift stores I always pick them up. They're usually 50 cents or $1 and they can be repurposed in so many ways.
With Summer on the horizon it was time to start thinking of things to do with the kids. Between my family and the neighbors kids they like board games and arts and crafts. So when I accepted THE “CENT-SATIONAL SALVAGE” CHALLENGE I knew I wanted to combine upcycling, board games and arts and crafts. In the challenge I was tasked with transforming a common item found at my local Habitat for Humanity Restore center into something "cent-sational." All this for no more than $15. April's featured building materials were kitchen utensils. Upcycling is a passion of mine and I had fun with this challenge. I was able to allow my creative juices to flow.
While out shopping my my Restore Center I found these gems for $3! Yea Baby! Who's down for a game of Upcycled Tic-Tac-Toe
I love taking junk and turning it into something useful and pretty. Holding a spaghetti box in my hand one day, it came to me, "It looks like a pencil box!"
Does it seem like electronic devices multiply during the night, or is it just me? It was definitely time to create some sort of organized area for my daughter to keep her phone, tablet, headphones and chargers in. I began with an old suitcase and a pair of denim jeans.