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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.