I love how some restaurants just put a bottle of water on the table and you can refill your own glass. That concept and a plethora of empty wine bottles led to this: DIY etched glass water carafes. This post contains affiliate links. I’m hosting bunco this week and since you should always drink lots […]
DIY Patriotic Flag Artwork in about an hour.
I love this country. I love quick art projects. I love spray paint. I dropped the ball as far as getting my patriotic decor up last month, so I am hustling to get some up in a day. This “Old Glory” flag sign was created in less than an hour using scrap wood and some […]
Upcycled: Patriotic Jars
I shared this simple craft on Mom It Forward earlier this week. So quick and easy to create! (And fairly disposable too!) Add some patriotic flair to your decor by upcycling a few glass jars with some red, white and blue. Everyone has glass jars around the house. Create some patriotic vases, or how about just […]
Upcycling boring lampshades with fabric, spray paint and a glue gun.
Last month I was given some beautiful fabric to play with and I did a guest post at Mom It Forward, sharing how to recover some basic, boring lampshades using new fabric, a glue gun and a little bit of spray paint. In case you missed it, I am sharing it here today. I love […]
Upcycle an old bottle to make a dish soap dispenser.
I know, I know, this has been done before. But I finally did it and made one: A more decorative dispenser for our dish soap. This post contains affiliate links. Yes, we have a dishwasher, but there are still several items that need to be hand-washed and I didn’t like the plastic bottle sitting by the […]
Upcycling an old plate for St. Patrick’s Day.
I love to decorate for the “big” holidays (Christmas, Halloween, Easter…) But I am often hard-pressed to come up with the energy to decorate for the “smaller” holidays. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays. That said, I love that Mod Podge and a little paint can make it so easy for me […]
Turn your old washing machine into a fire pit.
OK, this is not a beautiful transformation, but it sure works great. Take the drum out of an old machine and use it as a fire-pit. I don’t think they are so aesthetically pleasing “as-is” for a backyard, but let me tell you, these wash tub fire pits are perfect for beach bonfires and camping […]
Franken-Crafts. Making something outta a whole bunch of junk…
On Monday I showed you this picture of a bunch of random items: This is what I made: Here’s another look: Here’s how I did it: I got this funky footed bowl with a lid at my local Goodwill. I really like the bowl, but wasn’t too wild about the lid. I think it […]