Paper Towel Holder Turned Ribbon Holder

*Project by Kim @ Maiden D’Shade for the Upcycle challenge of Season 14* About 7 years ago, I purchased a wooden paper towel holder from Target. I loved it. For awhile. It quickly became a thorn in my side. It was hard to clean and my family didn't love it because it took "too many" steps to replace a roll so most of the time it just held an empty paper towel roll. We haven't used it in (almost 7) years and I happened to come across it the other … [Continue reading...]

Portable Paper Doll Palace

*Project by Amber @ Mule ‘n Nag Crafts for the Upcycle challenge of Season 13* Anyone else have a daughter out there who absolutely adores princesses?  Like, has the songs memorized and replays the movie with her little dolls?  And... shes only three.  While out shopping and browsing the books section, my little princess was introduced to the wonderful world of Paper Dolls. I remember playing with paper dolls as a little girl and I was so … [Continue reading...]

Lego/Car Table

*Project by Valerie @ Occasionally Crafty for the Upcycle challenge of Season 14* Thanks for your votes, everyone!  I'm happy to be back for "Upcycle" week. Several years ago, we bought the IKEA Latt Table/Chair set for our daughter.  Two more kids and a handful of years later,  it's sure gotten its fair share of use and more!  This thing was in rough shape!  A lot of people would throw this to the curb.  After all, IKEA furniture isn't … [Continue reading...]

Portable Picnic Table with Case

*Project by Christy @ Inklings & Yarns for the Upcycle challenge of Season 14* I had a rough time with this week's theme. I spent weeks scouring thrift stores and racking my brain, and could not, for the life of me, figure out what to make. By last Monday morning I was panicked, and started mentally cataloging everything in my house for its craft potential. Finally I remembered the old, ugly wooden blinds that came with our house. … [Continue reading...]

Trio of Belts & Storage Rack

*Project by  Amber @ Mule ‘n Nag Crafts for the For the Boys challenge of Season 14* Our oldest is a tall, skinny boy.  Nothing ever stays on his bum.  When he moves up in a size length-wise, he spends the following months pulling up his pants every few minutes.  I'm ashamed to say before this week's challenge, we'd just safety pin his pants until they fit properly. (I know, I know, shameful). With the opportunity of this challenge, I wanted … [Continue reading...]

Anthropologie Nimble Chain Scarf

*Project by Christy @ Inklings & Yarns for the Knock-Off challenge of season 14* You could say I have a bit of an obsession with neck coverings. I love a good scarf. Part of it is that I live in a relatively warm climate, yet I'm always cold. Wearing scarves allows me to feel nice and cozy without having to bundle up from head to toe. What I'm saying is, you can never have too many scarves. So when I saw this one from Anthropologie, I … [Continue reading...]

“Antique” Mercury Glass Lamp and Coffee Sack Burlap Drum Shade

*Project by Amelia @ The Night Garden for the Knock-Off challenge of season 14* I love mercury glass. Love it. It's shiny and vintage-looking and meant to look imperfect, all of which make it work well in my house. I especially love the way mercury glass lamps look, and the contrast of a rustic burlap shade really sets off the shiny mirrored glass. What I don't love is the price-tag. For quite awhile, I've had the desire to try and make a … [Continue reading...]

Anthropologie Rosette Round Pillow Knock-off

*Project by Camille @ Sugar Baby Boutique for the Knock-Off challenge of season 14* I just got this new bedding from Anthro when they were having their huge after Christmas sale. I am obsessed to say the least. I love it so so much. And when I saw the email about the new rosette pillow I died. It's adorable. But, I knew I could make it for much cheaper. $78 for a small accent pillow wasn't going to happen any time soon. Especially when I … [Continue reading...]