Category Archive: Recycle/Upcycle

HOW TO WHIP UP A MACKENZIE CHILDS STYLE COAT HOOK BOARD

In my pursuit to use it or lose it, I combined the top molding of an old store display, four 10 year old curtain tie backs I have never used, four 1 1/2″ washers from Randy’s toolbox, and four old buttons, to create a very useful coat hook board reminiscent of those delightful Mackenzie Childs …

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HOW TO MAKE AN ADVENT CALENDAR – Out of Recycled Gum Containers

  It’s that time of year to count down the 25 days til Christmas, so get your advent calendar out or if you don’t have one just follow us step by step to make your own!  As if the kids weren’t excited enough, they have been eye-balling (and believe I saw some shaking too) these …

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HALLOWEEN SPIDER CD SCRAPBOOK

Are you looking for a really fun Halloween craft?  Well look no farther because we have a special treat for you with our Halloween Spider CD Scrapbook made with recycled CDs, pipe cleaners, scrapbook paper, ribbons, and our digital dye cuts from our Halloween collection. This was so much fun and the kids enjoyed it too. Ready …

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VOGUE CHIP CLIPS – Perfect little gift…

This fun little project started as locker accessories for Lily and quickly led to some adorable inexpensive handmade gifts that will be great for friends, hostesses, and teachers!  We even created some free downloadable gift tags for you ūüôā   We started this venture at Family Dollar and for less then $2, we purchased some …

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How to Make a Pillow Out of a Sweatshirt

This is such a fun and super simple project  !  It makes a wonderful gift for kids and teens in can be done in an hour!!!  You can buy a new sweatshirt for your pillow or better yet recycle a favorite sweatshirt once the kids out grow it.  This would be a great graduation gift made out of …

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How to Make a Bean Bag with Recycled Jeans and Fleece

This is a fun way to customize your bean bag.¬†¬†Enjoy a cozy fleece top, a durable denim bottom made out of recycled jeans, and then have a fun place to stash your remote control, ear buds,¬†and treats in the recycled denim pockets along the side! This is my favorite recycled denim project that we have …

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KNOCK OFF MACKENZIE CHILDS CHAIR

This is a true trash to treasure project.¬† Trash?¬† Yes, it came out of a pile of trash and into my craft room for a Mackenzie Childs makeover!¬† And now I cannot wait to find another one!¬† Want to see the before?… ¬†And now for a little inspiration… Ok, so my chair is a little …

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RECYCLED JEAN BACKPACK

I have seen a lot of cute jean bags¬†over the years but this design using the inseams for straps and an old sweater ribbing for the top is truly ingenious!¬† I can brag a little about this because it is not my design… this is another idea my mom woke up with!¬† She is so …

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Duck Tape Wrapping Paper Storage Bin

Step by step I am getting more organized and having fun while I’m at it by decorating my bins and containers with beautiful duck tape!¬† I just love making duck tape crafts especially when they are helping me get organized! WOO HOO…let’s go… HOW TO MAKE A DUCK TAPE WRAPPING PAPER STORAGE BIN… Gather some …

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TRASH TO TREASURE- Recycled Thingy-Ma-Bob to Cute Photo Display with Clips

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This thingy-ma-bob was just what I needed to complete one wall in the craft room.¬† I wish I new what this starburst like piece was originally used for.¬† I found it while picking at my grandpa’s antique store in a pile of old metal odds and ends.¬† With a little …

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HOW TO JAZZ UP A PLAIN BULLETIN BOARD

As I was cleaning the craft room or shall I say unburying it, I saw my plain bulletin board staring at me just crying for a makeover!¬† Immediately, I envisioned it’s new look with bright polka dots bouncing off a black background… Let’s get started… Apply one coat of spray primer to bulletin board.¬† Once …

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Trash to Treasure- Refurbished Window Frame

Here is another trash to treasure makeover that breathes new life into an old window frame and adds some more character to the guest room displaying some favorite old photos. As I look at this worn out¬†window¬†without glass, I cannot help but be curious about all the lives it has led as I see remnants …

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