upcycled light globe vases

Upcycled Light Globe Vases

I don’t know about y’all but being a southern girl living in New York, I pray for warmer weather any chance I get, because warmer weather means more sunshine, more bright colors and more flowers. Thankfully, this winter has been mild for us here on Long Island (of which I’m very grateful), but I’m still hopeful of an early spring—so much though that I am beginning to get in to my fresh flower craze around the house. I’m so loving this super quick and easy project to display your spring beauties in, and I’m even loving the fact that you can add your personality to them just by changing up the colors and designs. We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

another thrift store lamp repurpose

Another Thrift Store Lamp Repurpose

In my last post I took an old single jar lamp and made it into a decorative jar. In this post I wanted to show that you don't need to use just ginger jar lamps but ANY kind of lamp can make something new.We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

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Bath Counter Organizer on the Cheap!

Ever spend your lunch hour poring over Pinterest and finding there is a gaping hole in your life and you absolutely positively can't live any longer unless you fill it with an item? I was obsessed with vintage-y countertop tiered organizers but could not find the $$$ in my budget so I made my own.

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Christmas Banner With Lightbulbs

I admit it, I'm loving the look of mercury glass lately and have been turning all kinds of new glass into beautiful, antique-looking mercury glass, like this cool Mason jar lamp that I made for my kitchen. Not only do I love it for its looks, but I also love the fact that it's so easy to create the look with just a few supplies.

tiny garden solar light

Tiny Garden Solar Light

Don't throw away those old solar lights! Broken or old solar lights are the perfect thing to house your succulents and decorate your garden or walkway!

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How to Make A Beautiful Concrete Cake Stand Using Quikrete

I’ve been busy mixing up a lot of things this week. One was a batch of pillowy soft oatmeal cookies. The other was a beautiful concrete cake stand using *QUIKCRETE® concrete mix.

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Turn a Light Globe into a Chic Planter!

I wanted to add some air plants to our kiddo's room, but I didn't want to shell out for fancy schmancy glass globes. I thought a salvaged light globe might work, but coming up with a container for it was the tricky part - Here's how we did it!

unique upcycled map and denim lamp

Unique Upcycled Map and Denim Lamp

One of my favourite things is to personalize my upcycled projects by using maps of places that are special to me and my family. You can see all my past map projects here.My other second favourite thing to repurpose is old jeans. so I was super happy when I managed to use both these materials, maps and denim, with this cool and unique floor lamp upcycle.I especially love the old road maps printed on linen paper that you can often find really cheaply in thrift stores and online on sites such as eBay. But I often find elderly relatives have a stash of out of date road maps they are happy to get rid of.

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Outdoor Light Turned Holiday Decor

Hello Hometalk Friends! I shared a fun project on the blog this week that I thought ya'll might like too! I was browsing through the Habitat Restore a couple of weeks ago when I spied this old outdoor light fixture:

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How To Turn A Broken Old Lamp Into An Awesome Cake Plate

I bought an old lamp for $1 at a yard sale. The lady assured me it was in good working order. It wasn't. Time for Plan B! Here's how I transformed a broken old lamp into an awesome cake plate.

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Upcycled Project | Chandelier Bird Feeder

The Diva of DIY, Leanne Lee, is an upcycler. She loves turning pieces that would be typically be found in the junk yard or garbage bin into beautiful, functional pieces. That's exactly what this Bird Feeder is!

update those tired wall sconces

Update Those Tired Wall Sconces!

Earlier this week, I was helping a friend empty a storage unit and I came across several little treasures that were destined to end up at Goodwill. My friend was overwhelmed with the task at hand and told me to take whatever I wanted…so I packed up a few boxes and squeeled with joy all the way home! I just love FREE STUFF! One special decor piece that I could not wait to get my crafty little hands on was a pair of wall sconces from probably 15 years ago. I got to thinking, I bet there is a cool way to update those tired sconces. Hmmmmmmm.

spinny winny recycley thingy scrap metal art

Spinny Winny Recycley Thingy Scrap Metal Art

I absolutely hate people chucking perfectly good stuff away, I am a junk magnet (much to my wifes chagrin) but what must be done, must be done.I am going to try to do this using tools most people will have, so no welding, lathes etc ( I have access to most of these things but not everyone does)

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What Can You Do With a Thrift Store Candleholder?

You make a succulent garden or birdbath! A couple of weeks ago I stopped at a Salvation Army thrift store to see if they had anything interesting I could put to good use. As I was walking around I spotted this freestanding candle holder that was made of metal and instantly knew I could do something with it. It was bent up a bit and the price was a little steep for me at $4.95, but I snatched it up anyway and took it home. Here is what it looked like:

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I'm Cutting the Cords!

There is something about summer nights and outdoor lighting. It is a beautiful marriage that we enjoy during longer outdoor hours.
I love night time accent lighting, but it could be costly. Adapting to inexpensive solar lamps is easy but the characteristics of them are just way too common. You see one, you seen 'em all.
After seeing so many repurposed solar chandeliers and trying one of my own, there was a realization- hey, why not modify all kinds of actual lighting fixtures for everywhere? At the garage, the garden shed, and the side tables! Just cut the cord!

solar light creations

Solar Light Creations

I love solar lights and anyone who knows me can vouch for that. I have over 100 solar lights in my yard and many of them are made into creations that I've made. I build most of them out of things I find at garage sales & thrift stores. Here are just a few for me to share with you... You can see more of my crazy creations here

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Repurpose Your Bathroom Fixtures in the Garden!

They say that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, but I wonder if that holds true when items you would typically find in those spaces are repurposed outside!We had a blank section of fencing at the entry to our backyard that needed a little somethin’ somethin’. Last August when we stumbled upon a garage sale, I decided that the somethin’ was going to be a bathroom light fixture!

a christmas tray candle stick becomes farmhouse wall sconce

A Christmas Tray & Candle Stick Becomes Farmhouse Wall Sconce

I love a good thrift store upcycle project, and when we recently updated our dining room to reflect our cottage farmhouse style I was looking for things to add some of that "fixer upper" style. I found these goodies at the thrift store and turned them into a vintage farmhouse style wall sconce!

hummingbird feeder

Hummingbird Feeder

Soon the Hummingbird’s will be coming back from their migration, and flitting from flower to flower, and feeder to feeder. If you get a lot of hummingbirds like we do, you really need more than one feeder. Here is a compact feeder that is sure to draw a lot of hummers. It is simple, easy to make and reasonable in price.

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Paper Lantern Snowman Craft

I had kind of hoped for a white Christmas while I was visiting Oklahoma this year but as it turned out we rode a go kart around the yard without coats instead :) It's amazing how when I had snow every year I never once considered stepping out in it to make a snowman but as soon as I know I won't be able to, that's when I decide I really need to. I headed out to the craft store and grabbed a package of white paper lanterns and a snowman "kit" and made my own that can withstand the occasional 80 degree winter day here!

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Dollar Store Challenge

Some of us bloggers got together, and decided to take a particular item each month and make it into something unique. This month the challenge was the humble dollar store candleholder. Tonight...we're all linking up and sharing our projects. Hope you'll head over and see what everyone made...and see my tutorial for my project...the cake plate!

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How To Make a Valentine Love Light

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!

diy vignette stand

DIY Vignette Stand

It may not be as dramatic as tearing down walls, but I finally got a little understanding about why the guys around my house enjoy demolition work.My project involved an old lamp, but before I could repurpose it into something new, I had to do a little demo work myself!

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From Candle to Solar Chandelier

I ran across this candle holder chandelier at the Flea Market. I just knew what I wanted to turn it into... a Solar Chandelier! You can see more of my crazy creations here

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DIY Lamp Christmas Tree

One of my (Vicki) favorite ways to create is by using “what I have” on hand—stuff that is in my stash of raw materials, odds and ends, including lamps in all state of disrepair. When Steph challenged me to create an unconventional Christmas tree, I headed to this stash to see what I could come up with. I was intrigued by the idea of transforming the “bones” of a lamp into a multi-level tree complete with wiring to make it a functional lamp as well.