upcycle this: plastic toy jars

so while i don't have kids, i do for some strange reason, have quiet a few plastic toys in my house. basically junk that should have thrown away many spring cleanings ago... and then - THANKS pinterest & any number of blogs that show you how to do this, i used land of nams (but... Continue Reading →

upcycle this: picture frames

i probably have 476 dead picture frames...dead because the glass is broken or the picture is from my "girl-y/bad taste" phase of buying "art" at ikea.  these projects are all super easy.  i'm going to at least tackle the serving tray! 1  terrarium     2  serving tray    3  side table    4  chalkboard

upcycle this: suitcases

it looks like there are maybe a BILLION different way to upcycle suitcases!  it makes me wish i had an attic or basement FULL of them!! dog bed side table doll house        bookshelf

upcycle this: rulers

i have 4 of these in my apartment.  i guess i am secretly a craft hoarder (or maybe now, not so secretly...) instead of throwing these beauties out, here are a few amazing ways to upcycle these into something new & awesome! 1.  serving tray     2.  box       3.  arrow     4.  coat rack

upcycle this: tin cans

i'll be really honest - up until today - all cans in my house go right into the recycling. but after seeing all the cool things you can do with ratty old tin cans, i need to rethink my "just throw them away" strategy!  below is a round up of some pretty magnificent ways to... Continue Reading →

old dog bed tutorial #2: potholders

expanding on our previous tote tutorial (which can be found here), here is another easy sewing project you can make from your old dog bed fabric! instructions pdf here finished size: 9.5” length x 7.5“ width seam allowance: .25” materials 1.  scraps for the front - 9" wide (length will vary) - this is the... Continue Reading →

upcycle this: jeans

jeans...i have a love/hate relationship with denim.  needless to say, i have more than one pair of jeans that were retired ages ago.  and in the spirit of using old junk to make new awesome stuff, let's repurpose some denim, shall we? here are a few awesome things you can make with jeans! coffee sleeve... Continue Reading →

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