2022, Dollar Store crafts

Reduce, reuse, UPcycle: how to create beautiful new things you’ll love to use from the things you already have

I have a kid who loves pickles. I cannot keep pickles in the house. As I’m sure you can imagine, I regularly have these. They’re remarkably easy to reuse and upcycle. Just soak them in hot water and remove the label. If a sticky residue remains, use a little Goo Gone or some acetone (but… Continue reading Reduce, reuse, UPcycle: how to create beautiful new things you’ll love to use from the things you already have

2021, bedrooms, cheap decorating, children, Pin-spired projects, Pinspiration, spring crafts

DIY Shabby Chic Lampshade

My youngest daughter wanted a pretty new lamp for her bedroom. We tried to find something that would fit her boho- themed room without breaking the bank, but we couldn’t. But did you know lampshades are incredibly easy to DIY? All you need to make this one is some ribbon and a hot glue gun.… Continue reading DIY Shabby Chic Lampshade

2018, cheap decorating, crafts, decor, DIY, farmhouse, farmhouse decor, farmhouse style, Fixer Upper Inspired, junking, spring decor, summer decor, thrifty decor

From discarded basket to farmhouse planter

I found a neat looking basket in the discard pile at my job. Yes, I trash pick. #notashamed I liked this basket because it had feet and I liked the shape of it. It was also in great shape. I thought it would make a cute planter. I promptly painted the basket white with some… Continue reading From discarded basket to farmhouse planter

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Make a tray from an old picture frame

I have had this old picture frame for ages, and while I knew I could make something cool with it, I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do. I had painted it green at some point. I initially thought about painting it another color, but I found some old scrapbook paper that matched the… Continue reading Make a tray from an old picture frame

burlap, Dollar Store crafts, Pin-spired projects, Seasonal art

Make it Monday: Paint stick burlap star

You may recall when I made the folk art-inspired flag from paint sticks this summer. My folk art flag was beginning to fall apart and it had passed its phase of being useful...so I decided to repurpose it. I started by taking the flag apart. See the paint? I didn't bother taking the paint off… Continue reading Make it Monday: Paint stick burlap star