Upcycling a Garage Sale Find!

I love it when a plan comes together....more

Gift of Giving - How to Do Great Christmas Gifts for Pennies

Ah, Christmas.  What a wonderful time of year, no?  Of course it is, and anyone who says otherwise is a Grinch!But it's a stressful time.  Especially if you  have kids and I'm lucky enough to have two of my own and an adult step-daughter.  I love them with all my heart and soul, but they make me crazy.  They figure Christmas is a license for greed and judging by the annual rise in consumer spending at this time of year, they may be right.Cookie Cutter and Scrapbook PaperI like to make gifts and am fortunate to be very crafty and handy.  If anyone is planning to make gifts, better get off your butt and start today - you only have 24 days left!...more
Vanda-Strange Thanks, Vanda. :)  I decided to tackle memory quilts for my kids this year (though ...more

Make Your Own Wallpaper With Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

I finally finished up one of my projects that I had in the works. I truthfully had no idea it was going to take as long as it did....more
Looks like a really fun and easy project that could have appeal for all ages and used for many ...more

M.A.K.E. - Upcycle Lip Balm

I don't know how many times that I've smashed my lipstick into the lid of the container that it's in. I also don't wear it too often. I'm really not sure why, but I just prefer a gloss or just plain ole Chapstick. Also, I constantly struggle with chapped lips so I'm always looking for something new to try. After a lot of embarrassing times of pulling out a travel container of vaseline because it seems to be the only thing that works, I decided to change it up! ...more

Upcycled Glass Jar Luminaries for Halloween

Not to be a Halloween Scrooge or anything but it boggles my mind that Americans spent about $7 billion dollars last Halloween. It'll probably be higher this year and yes, that could be equivalent to a GDP of a small country....more
@sugardishme That's great! No waste and cheap too!more

UpCycle Gift Bag Art

Ever wondered what to do with the gift bags your child recieves their birthday present in? I have.I am a very sentimental person. I often find myself keeping things just because of the memories attached to that item. I know, that sounds like I could be a Hoarder, and I assure you, I'm not. I do however, like making things out of these items so I can display the sentiment in a non- hoarderish manner... not to mention Up-Cycling is awesome....more

She Sells Sea Shells Shelf

To get directions on how to create this shelf She Sells Sea Shells Shelf @ Stilettos in the Mud...more

Closet Sachets--Upcycled and Emblematic

Sometimes I don't know what my New Year's resolutions are until the year is over. 2011 was a year of going through my old stuff, sorting, deciding what to discard and what to work with going forward....more

Thanksgiving Upcycle Crafts

Yes, today we are going beyond the turkey to focus on the decorations. Centerpieces, napkin holders, table runners…you know homey little touches that can bring an Autumn feel to the house....more