3 creative ways to decorate a simple planter

3 Creative Ways to Decorate a Simple Planter

When a blogging friend sent me one of her wood project kits, I decided to put my own stamp of personality on it and dress it up with three of my favorite crafty methods: paint, stencils, and decoupage!

fast and easy boxwood christmas wreath 15 minute project

Fast and Easy Boxwood Christmas Wreath - 15 Minute Project

If you're anything like me with an abundance of great intentions in July...and "Oh, no! It's only 2 weeks until Christmas!" going on now, don't despair...here's a super quick wreath project that will deck your halls in just 15 minutes!

repurposed tabletop christmas tree planter

Repurposed Tabletop Christmas Tree Planter

One of my Thrift Shopping Hacks - No Regrets - was the inspiration for this simple and easy repurposed project. While shopping I saw a bronze tissue box cover and a string of chunky beads that caught my eye, so I brought them home and designed this festive planter.

wooden napkin rings repurposed into wreath

Wooden Napkin Rings - Repurposed Into Wreath

Likely the most thrilling part of thrift shopping is being inspired to totally transform a piece into something different and better.I adore a great repurposed project because when it comes to stretching those creative muscles and making something different, unexpected, and unique, a repurposed project just can’t be beat!So when I found a set of wooden napkin rings at the thrift store, I knew a new repurposed project was happening soon.

fall tile planter

Fall Tile Planter

What do you do when you have a stash of plain ceramic tiles?You look for some creative ways to use them, of course!Here's one of my latest:

quick and easy buffalo check tile coasters

Quick and Easy Buffalo Check Tile Coasters

Two years later, and I'm still working my way through a stack of ceramic tiles I found in our garden shed, left behind by the previous owners. After a few longer projects, I decided it was time for a quick one!

paint brush caddy a thrift store repurpose

Paint Brush Caddy - A Thrift Store Repurpose

One of my best thrift shopping tips is to keep an open mind while shopping. This repurposed paint brush caddy is a perfect example of that tip in action.

how to repurpose a wine box into a tea chest

How to Repurpose a Wine Box Into a Tea Chest

This project was nothing but fun!For over a year I've wanted to DIY my own unique tea chest, and when I found a second wine box at my favorite thrift store, it was game on!

upcycled ceramic trivet a thrift store find

Upcycled Ceramic Trivet - A Thrift Store Find

A few months ago I found a cute ceramic and iron trivet at my favorite thrift store. I didn't know right away how I'd use it, but it fit my list of "great find criteria", so it came home with me for just $4. A few weeks ago I finally decided what to do with it!

repurposing a thrift store candle holder and metal basket

Repurposing a Thrift Store Candle Holder and Metal Basket

One of my thrift shopping ninja hacks is to shop for pieces and parts. I love putting the unexpected together to come up with something new. So when I landed a couple of separate pieces on one of my latest jaunts, that's exactly what I did with them.

To Work With My Hands
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About meTo Work With My Hands is all about creating unique and useful pieces for your home and garden - even when you don't have a lot of extra time. If you're a Creative who loves to get your hands into a great project, but is short on time, you'll find plenty of quick and easy upcycle, repurpose and craft inspiration right here! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter and the FREE Clear the Craft Supply Clutter email mini course.