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Wood Frame Wreath

The idea for this wood frame wreath project originally came from Hobby Lobby, but I decided to add my personal touch to it. I'm a big believer in reusing and repurposing as many of my craft supplies and old projects as possible, so I jumped at the chance to do this wreath when I saw… Continue reading Wood Frame Wreath

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Friday Favorites: Reuse an Old Mailbox

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun and easy mailbox project. A few weeks ago, I posted a tutorial on how to give a makeover to an old mailbox. Here's how it turned out:   This week I decided to paint another mailbox, but this time the color is pink!   The purpose of these… Continue reading Friday Favorites: Reuse an Old Mailbox

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How I Made a Shoebox Diorama

A diorama is a fun way to build a scene inside of a frame or box. Many of us had to make dioramas for school projects when we were children. I haven't been a student at an elementary school for several years, but I still love to make dioramas. It's the perfect way to have… Continue reading How I Made a Shoebox Diorama

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Turn a Piece of Cardboard into Wall Decor

Read this blog post before you throw away your cardboard boxes. I've mentioned several times how I like to repurpose and reuse items instead of putting them in the trash. I recently had a chair shipped to my house that was in a large cardboard box. The cardboard was so thick and sturdy that I… Continue reading Turn a Piece of Cardboard into Wall Decor

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DIY Suitcase Table

Hi everyone! Today I am writing about a fun upcycling project I made for my living room. While browsing through Pinterest, I saw hundreds of photos of old suitcases turned into tables. I immediately went on the search for a cute suitcase and found one at my local Joann craft store. This suitcase was just… Continue reading DIY Suitcase Table

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Turn a Mirror Into a Chalkboard

Hello everyone! Check out today's craft project where I show you how to turn a mirror into a beautiful chalkboard. I'm a big fan of giving old items a new look. Follow the instructions below. Supplies: Framed Mirror Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint Flower Wall Stickers Chalk Masking Tape Instructions: Clean any dirt and smudges on… Continue reading Turn a Mirror Into a Chalkboard

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DIY Cloud Art

My previous cloud themed post inspired today's craft project. For some reason, making these clouds put a big smile on my face. The best part about this project is that I made it reusing materials in my home. I love doing anything that doesn't require me to go to a store and spend a lot… Continue reading DIY Cloud Art

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Reuse Peanut Cans

I enjoy reusing cans and jars instead of throwing them in the trash. A lot of those containers can be cleaned up and used as storage for other items. A few posts ago, I turned pickle jars into candy jars. For this post, I am using peanut cans as flower vases. Step 1: Find empty… Continue reading Reuse Peanut Cans

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Reuse Pickle Jars

Today's craft project is all about reusing items I already own. My family and I are fans of pickles, and I like to save the pickle jars after they are empty because I know I will use them for future craft projects. There were two issues with this project: Removing the labels Getting rid of… Continue reading Reuse Pickle Jars

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Newspaper Canvas Art

I did a canvas art project last year that did not turn out the way I wanted it to. So, I had to find some way to reuse the canvas because I didn't want to throw it away and waste money. I saw so many great ideas online on how to reuse an old canvas,… Continue reading Newspaper Canvas Art