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.

dress up those plain terra cotta pots

Dress Up Those Plain Terra Cotta Pots!

I really love terra cotta pots! My only complaint with them though is that they're plain and boring.So I look at them as possibilities instead. The ways you can dress them up are nearly limitless.

how to flip furniture with kids

How to Flip Furniture - With Kids

Furniture flips have intrigued me for a long time. I just love how a plain and boring piece can be transformed into something simply stunning with a little paint and creativity. But when I heard that even kids could turn basic pieces into works of art, I had to see this for myself!

how to repurpose a metal magazine basket

How to Repurpose a Metal Magazine Basket

I love a great thrift store haul!It's a rare visit when I walk out empty handed. Nearly every single time I shop, I find something that can be upcycled or repurposed (my personal favorite).By the way: Do you know the difference between upcycling and repurposing?Let me show you how I repurposed a boring metal magazine basket into a fun and functional new item.

To Work With My Hands
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.