If your bookshelves look anything like ours, they’re full of old books that no one’s even taken down from the shelf in years. Books hold sentiments we can’t let go. And let’s face it, e-readers have taken over. Maybe you’re like us and not willing to get rid of some of those books because of sentimental value or because you can’t find a place willing to reuse them and you’d rather not toss them in the dumpster. We’ve got the perfect solution! Recycled book crafts. What’s that, you ask? It’s a super fun, easy way to personalize your space and give new life to those unopened books. As winter settles in, these recycled book crafts are the perfect project! So take some books down from the shelf, dust them off, and get ready for some serious creativity! [Read more…]
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Every year, after Christmas, we hit the stores for the big SAVINGS. 50% off wrapping paper (or more!!) and other Christmas decorations is hard to pass up. Plus, we save all our scraps. We’re thinking we will have a use for them but never do… It’s the reason we have SO MUCH WRAPPING PAPER. But not this year!! Here are some fun DIY crafts for decorations using Christmas wrapping paper. If you are in search of Christmas Wrapping Paper Craft Ideas, you will love the ones we’ve come up with! [Read more…]
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year and everyone gets in the holiday spirit. We head to the Internet for DIY Christmas decorations. Pinterest friends have started to share and scour their boards for fresh ideas. Chris is a fan of ALL toilet paper roll craft ideas. So when we saw this toilet paper roll craft for Christmas, we knew our readers would love it also! And the best part is that you can do this DIY Christmas decoration yourself or with your kids! [Read more…]
We all know when winter ends its officially time for spring cleaning! Out with the old; in with the new! Throw out old boxes. You know you’re never going to need them. And if you do, there’ll be others ready to take their place. Bring in fresh air. Lots of fresh air.
Family, friends, food, Easter baskets filled with candy, fun decorations – all of that is great. We think the best part of Easter is the baskets! Whoever came up with the idea to use baskets to give gifts on Easter ought to win a prize! Okay, maybe they’re not quite as exciting as opening presents on Christmas, but they have chocolate and sugar! And they’re so cute and fun to make. There are so many ways to get creative with DIY Easter Baskets – and they don’t just have to be for kids. We encourage you to have fun and check out our favorite ideas to get you started. [Read more…]
Ok. It’s not really a homemade bug dope. It’s more like a DIY salve or DIY balm. It’s super easy to make, it’s natural, and it works! [Read more…]
… you make a shotgun cartridge wreath and centerpiece for the holidays! Or maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to waste things. Any things. Like used shotgun cartridges. Here’s a couple of easy crafts to repurpose empty shotgun cartridges. (See our other DIY repurpose projects) [Read more…]
After making the recycled t-shirt headband, I found an even better idea for braiding Celtic Headbands! You can read excellent directions for making them here. The only changes I made were cutting my strips 3″ wide, and I used a sewing machine instead of hot glue to attach my ends. Here’s a picture of my headbands using the 1″ and 3″ widths. I’ll be giving these to my niece and great niece!
Here’s a quick and easy way to recycle t-shirts into DIY headbands. I love the stretchiness and the way they hold my hair in place. Anything to contain the curls… Also, these do not hurt my head! Bonus!!
I have what I think is a pretty cool dining set. It’s cool because it was purchased at a yard sale – yay! Reduce, reuse, recycle! And it’s cool because it’s woodsy and durable. It’s a set that has marks from my sons playing with a screwdriver and other holes from pounding nails for some project. Good times… The back and arms of these chairs tend to get gunky though. Gunky as in the polyurethane coating coming off and dirt and stickiness happening. Eeew! Here’s how I think I’ve fixed them. [Read more…]
I saw this little craft on Pinterest a while ago so we started saving our paper towel and toilet paper roll tubes. It took about 2 minutes to make but is really going to spook those trick or treaters this Halloween! Peek-a-Boo monster eyes are spooky and creepy and easy to make from recycled toilet paper and paper towel rolls and glow sticks. I love this project because we are recycling and can get glow sticks at the dollar store. This project only costs about $1 to make!
Here’s what we did: [Read more…]