flowers that never die, crafts, gardening, how to, repurpose household items

Flowers That Never Die

Do you have any old license plates in your garage? License plates use to be everywhere, but they are getting harder to find, and more expensive. I gathered a few from family members and then thought about what I wanted to make from them - flowers.

diy tire table, diy, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

DIY Tire Table

We’re bringing you another creative winning project from the Creating with the Stars promotion Homes.com was honored to sponsor. We love how Sarah, from While They Snooze, used an everyday item to create something spectacular for the up-cycle theme. Who would have thought an ugly tire could become such a beautiful table! See how she made this statement home decor piece.
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diy owl fall door hanger, crafts, doors

DIY Owl Fall Door Hanger

It’s fall y’all. Fall is my absolute favorite season, but I have never gotten around to putting up fall decorations. I’m not sure why, but I decided to fully embrace the season this year. I started off small by creating this easy DIY Owl Fall Door Hanger.

bicycle rim wall decor, chalk paint, crafts, home decor, repurposing upcycling, wall decor

Bicycle Rim Wall Decor

Seen this bicycle rim décor at our local craft store. I fell in love but not with the price. I knew I could make my own so the hunt began!

create a beautiful diy lantern from dollar store frames

Create A Beautiful DIY Lantern From Dollar Store Frames

I am really so excited with how this next project turned out. I’ve always admired lanterns but was never willing to pay the steep cost for one and I had NO idea you could make one from Dollar Store frames until I stumbled upon some ideas on Pinterest. I decided to give it a try, but adding my own spin.

christmas lollipops and pole

Christmas Lollipops and Pole

How can PVC pipe and a pool noodle be used as Christmas decor? Just wait and see.

beautiful gold candles made using spray paint and sea shells, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

Beautiful Gold Candles Made Using Spray Paint and Sea Shells

We live next to the sea so every time we go for a walk I come back with some sea shells... I just think they are so lovely. I have a bag full at home and as I love to upcycle and re-use materials and things I already have I decided to make a little craft project using these.

repurposed cd case candle holders

Repurposed CD Case Candle Holders

Isn't the weather just gorgeous right now? We’ve been spending most of our evenings outside and light a few candles while we chat about nothing and everything. There’s only one problem though. When Mother Nature's puts that vacuum cleaner of hers on to blow away those beautiful fall leaves, she tends to blow out all the candles too We needed some romantic candle holders to protect the flame and add a little magic . Fortunately we had a whole bunch of empty CD cases and they were perfect for making these beauties.

recycled tires to garden planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Recycling Tires

Re-purpose old tires for this adorable tea cup garden decor!

sheet music shade, crafts, home decor, the finished shade

Sheet Music Shade

When my mom asked me to help her decorate her piano studio, I knew I wanted to incorporate sheet music. I found a vintage music book and an old lampshade in her basement and combined the two for a fun makeover. The materials were simple, but the transformation was dramatic. The only thing I had to buy was a package of bias tape. Check out the link for more information.

thrifty vintage toolbox christmas centerpiece, christmas decorations, crafts, diy, seasonal holiday decor

Thrifty Vintage Toolbox Christmas Centerpiece

Each year, I try to change it up a bit while still recycling most of my key elements, maybe with new colors for ornaments and ribbon, etc., but this year with a new home, I am trying to bring out a vintage vibe with lots of "old fashioned" Christmas touches. First thing on the list of to-dos... my vintage inspired holiday centerpiece.

easy diy tobacco stick stars and gates, crafts, fences

Easy DIY Tobacco Stick Stars and Gates

We recently purchased a pile of tobacco sticks...like 5000!
The price was right so we brought them home and started to make stars and gates.

a different sort of mason jar mug , mason jars, repurposing upcycling

A Different Sort of Mason Jar Mug.

A mason jar, an old belt, a country mug. Fun and a great gift idea!

rustic wheel barrow coffee table, repurposing upcycling

Rustic Wheel Barrow Coffee Table

This was my starting point. My uncles old wheel barrow

decor your bathroom walls with washers

Decorate Your Bathroom Walls With Tin Caps

One of the things we didn’t like when we purchased our house was the master bathroom. Right at that moment, in the bathroom, we decided we wanted the house. We looked at each other and at the same time said, “We’ll remodel later”. It’s been two years since the contract closed and for work reasons, trips, and family visits, this remodel is still just in our minds.

warming my feet on the coca cola crate footstool, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Warming My Feet on the Coca-Cola Crate Footstool

DIY Coca-Cola footstool for tired feet. An easy up-cycle that anyone can do!

rusty cart to fairy garden, container gardening, crafts, gardening, painting, repurposing upcycling

Rusty Cart to Fairy Garden

A friend of mine was cleaning up his yard at a rental property. He offered this old rusty garden cart to me. Of course!! I will figure something out to do with it.

how to make beautiful bottle stoppers from wine corks and drawer pulls, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling

Make Beautiful Bottle Stoppers From Wine Corks and Drawer Pulls

We promise that with minimum effort and just a couple of tools you can make one for yourself! Here's what you'll need:
Cute drawer pull knob with a screw. Make sure it is long enough to go all the way through your cork. FYI - Hobby Lobby has an extensive decorative knob selection.
Wine bottle cork
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make a diy oyster shell cluster, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling

Make a DIY Oyster Shell Cluster

A recent trip up the Eastern Shore of Maryland wouldn't have been complete without several stops in antique stores along the way. It was in one of these stores that I spied an old, rusty oyster basket that I knew needed to come home with me. A stop at a hotel that night answered the question of what I was going to do with the basket when I spied a ball/cluster made of oyster shells sitting on my night stand! Kismet!
Since I live on the coast in North Carolina, I was confident I'd be able to source the oysters needed for my own clusters. It took a little bit of looking, but I finally did come upon a fresh fish store that gave me free access to their pile of discarded oyster shells in back of the store.

chalk paint yard stick makeover, chalk paint, painting, repurposing upcycling

Chalk Paint & Yard Stick Makeover

Are you ready for the most amazing story - like I'm talking straight out of your dreams type of story?

diy globe lighting pendant, crafts, lighting, repurposing upcycling

DIY Globe Pendant

Maps and globes are all the rage in decor right now, so we are loving this easy, "form meets function" project!

make free storage by upcycling your empty paint cans with paint chips, craft rooms, crafts, fireplaces mantels, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

Make Free Storage by Upcycling Your Empty Paint Cans With Paint Chips

I was painting the spare room to convert into a craft room. Instead of throwing away the empty paint cans, I decided to use them to create some free craft storage buckets.
To make these storage buckets fun and colourful I upcycled them with paint chips from the DIY/Home store. The paint chips create a great ombre effect and enable me to colour code my crafts supplies.

diy vintage suitcase planter

DIY Vintage Suitcase Planter

An easy DIY to turn a cardboard box into a vintage looking suitcase which can be used in various ways like desk organiser, jewellery box, magazine holder, keepsake box or as a coffee table decor.

rust restoration, crafts, repurposing upcycling, Go find yourself a rusty fire pit and enjoy it on a table as an architectural detail in your house or as a light

Rust Restoration

I picked this rusty fire pit out of the bowels of trash hell! I wanted to use it outdoors as a hanging light or fill it with sedum as a vertical garden. But in order for it to not eventually disintegrate, I had to do some restoration.
You can do this with anything rusty that you want to be able to use but not have it continue to rust. This process is sooo simple! See the pictures for explanation and then get to it! I can NOT decide if I still want to use it outdoors or if I want to use it inside as my kitchen light! If I transform it further, I'll let you know
Disclaimer: You CANNOT use this again as a fire pit! Linseed oil is flammable as is polyurethane.

hide those huge bags of dog food an easy peasy diy solution, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, Look at that smile SEE how HAPPY she is with it

Hide Those Huge Bags of Dog Food! An Easy Peasy DIY solution!

Such an easy solution and so easy to customize to your own decor! An old Potato Bin. That's it. Use whatever you want for a name plate - I chose to burn her name into it for a more arty and permanent feel. And I left it natural wood. But you can always paint it, stain it or whatever depending on your personal style.