Linen Chasmere Wool Frame Tutorial

*This tutorial by KoJo Designs for winning the "Yarn" challenge* Have you perused Restoration Hardware's catalog this fall? It is understated gorgeousness- all tan and cream and linen and textural beauty. This palette of neutrals was my inspiration for this frame- yarn embroidered linen, framed in flowers made of cashmere yarn and wool yarn. With the embroidered message, wouldn't this be a terrific Christmas gift (especially when … [Continue reading...]

Baby Pram Tutorial

*Tutorial by KoJo Designs for their win during the Recycled theme* Before we had kids, my husband and I would wander through boutiques and admire children's toys. We were certain our someday playroom would house a toy chest filled with wooden toys, black apple dolls, handmade goodness and vintage finds- none of that plastic-y, character-y junk. Now that we have kids, the price tag of said toy chest is enough to deter us from making that a … [Continue reading...]

Window Rehab

*Project by Niki @ LilyBug Designs* I picked up this old window frame at a flea market for 3 dollars.  I just thought it was interesting and had no idea what I was going to do with it.  I wanted to find a way to reuse and incorporate it into the decor for my house.  It sat in the garage for a while until I decided that I would get stained glass to use for window panes.  Then I added a shelf and attached knobs to be able to hang items off of … [Continue reading...]

Candy Wrapper Flowers

*Project by Mandy @ SugarBee Craft Edition* I know that recycling has a lot to do with upcycling and repurposing, but when I hear the word "recycle" I think glass, paper, aluminum - you know, trash.  And with Halloween coming up, the biggest trash will be all those candy wrappers laying around.  Instead of throwing them out, make cute Candy Wrapper Flowers. Candy Wrapper Flowers are an update to the throw-back of Candy Wrapper Bows that were … [Continue reading...]

Ultimate Kids Travel Bag

*Project made by Lauren @ Creatively Crafty Baby* What do you get when you take an old pair of jeans, an old shirt, and an old clipboard and Hodge-podge them together? The ULTIMATE Child Travel Bag... thats what! With one family 40 minutes away and the other 12 hours away, we do a fair amount of traveling and need some comfort and distraction for our kids. With handles, Velcro closure, front pocket, and side elastic pocket, it … [Continue reading...]

Cloths-Pin Bracelet

*Project by Kailyn @  Kailyn's Bit of Sunshine* These are bracelets I made out of a spring in a clothes pin. I took them apart and hooked the springs together. They go together so simply. I took apart an old earing and wired the beads to the centers in a criss cross. Just be careful to wire it while it is undone and not together. I wired several shut while I was experimenting. While I was rummaging in my busted up jewelry, I found a … [Continue reading...]

Book Rosettes

*Project by Heidi @ Made by Heidi* Recycle your old books!! and turn them into works of art!!! A few of my kid's books were on their way to the trash when I decided that I could use their fabulous colorful pages for a project. Aren't these rosettes to die for? … [Continue reading...]

Bag Dispenser

*Project made by Chica and Jo @ Chica & Jo* We've got one of those cardboard wine bottle "boxes" that we received with a gift, and we kept it because it was so pretty.  We've often wondered what else could be done with it, though, and finally came up with a great idea.  We recycled it into a plastic bag dispenser!  As dog owners, our favorite way to recycle plastic bags is to use them for cleaning up after the dogs, so that was a perfect … [Continue reading...]