The following journals may be made of “junk”, but they are anything but! Recently, Craftster member geekgirl1000100 hosted a Mini Junk Journals swap, and the resulting journals were outstanding! Here are a few pictures of journals traded in that swap. You’re really going to want to see all the gorgeous photos, so make sure you check […]
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Have you ever just felt like making something, but you didn’t have craft supplies? Well, that didn’t stop these clever Craftsters: they made awesome projects with some pretty creative materials they had just lying around at the house. Can you guess what skullseamstress used to make this colorful rainbow chandelier? No? Can you believe it’s […]
This weekend, create a beautiful dragonfly to hang on your wall. You’ll never guess what Jenxx used to make this fabulous insect, so I’ll just go ahead and tell you: it’s four ceiling fan blades, a chair leg, a glass garden globe, a little paint, and a lot of talent. Click on the photo to […]
This weekend, make sure your feathered friends are well fed! Look at this amazing birdfeeder that blupaisan created out of an old 1940’s radio. Birds would be crazy not to stop by for a treat! (And maybe a song or two.) What do you have around your house that could be made into a unique […]
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? I did: recycle what I can, and get my house organized. You know what they say: “everything in its place, and a place for everything”. Here are some great organizers made from recycled materials. Win/win! It’s hard to believe this makeup organizer is made from a […]
This weekend, gather together some old trophies and make what has to be just about the coolest wine stoppers ever! TheMistressT used the tops of trophies and corks reclaimed from empty whiskey bottles to create these oh-so-unique stoppers. Make some of your own, and get “1st Place” in wine storage and display!
This weekend make something new, like this rustic wreath, out of something old! TheMistressT found a rusty red wheel, tied it up with measuring tape twill, and added some greenery to create the perfect wintery accent for her outdoor woodshed.
This weekend, make a bird feeder for your feathered friends! CarlieJoe used an empty wine bottle and some wood scraps to make this simple design. What a great way to upcycle!
This weekend, grab some old paint cans or other containers and make some decorative planters. LizzyEU wrapped hers with paper rope and gave the some shine with clear glue. This almost gives them the appearance of wood. Use your new containers for planters or storage! What a great way to upcycle.
This weekend, use a tea towel to create a unique one of a kind accent pillow. TheMistressT created this nostalgic pillow with a vintage style tea towel featuring a map of Washington and Oregon. What a wonderful way to showcase your home state or favorite vacation spot!
This weekend, use an old frame to make a decorative bulletin board. Tadhg painted and distressed her frame, then added some lace. She even added a row of bottlecaps so she could use magnets. What a great way to get organized!
This weekend, make a stylish little mini-cabinet to hold some tiny items. jazzminh upcycled old plastic cd cases to make these shelves. She covered them with bright magazine pages, and voila! a great little set of cubbies to store all sorts of goodies.
This weekend, make a custom lamp for your home. TheMistressTmade a beautiful floorlamp, repurposing a beautiful wooden tripod. What a great accent for any room!
Are you like me? Your car is an absolute mess? There are bags everywhere, maybe an empty cup or two rolling around the floor…for years my husband swore that I had a small family of opossums living in my car. I reminded him that they counted as passengers and I could drive in the carpool […]
This weekend, upcycle some thrift store mirrors! Craftster member bookstorebabe has transformed many thrifted items, and these mirrors are no exception. The mirror pictured here was given a coat of copper rub ‘n buff, and then embellished with a tiny metal ballerina. There are two more mirrors featured in her post; make sure you check […]