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MHCT&M: Creative Outdoor Upcycle Ideas

Time for the last Must Have Craft Tip & More post of February! 
Hi! It’s Allison from A Glimpse Inside back once again to share with you our last post on upcycling ideas for this month. If you have missed the other posts you can find them here: Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.
 Today, I am sharing some awesome and creative ideas on how to recycle and repurpose items for your outdoor space.
By using your imagination and some creativity, you can use something and give it a whole new life to add it to your outdoor space. There are so many unique ideas out there for repurposing furniture, household items, pallets and much more to make your patio or garden much more interesting.  
Furniture Ideas

 Take old chairs and turn them into swings from Worth Trying DIY Projects

 Make an old sewing table into a beverage station from Ambient Wares

Garden and Patio Accessories 
 There are so many fun and unique ideas out there for your outdoor space. 
Have you upcycled something for your garden or patio? 
We would love for you to share it with us! 

Stay tuned for a whole new topic next month!   

 

 

Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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MHCT&M: Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 
 
Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas with you. I love a good upcycle or repurposed project and I love a pretty, organized craft room. 
Let’s check out these unique solutions.
 

 

Upcycled Furniture 
I love taking something ‘old’ and making it new and fresh again. Especially furniture! Just add some elbow grease and lots of love, and you can turn any dingy piece of furniture into a focal point of your room. Here are a few of my favorite furniture transformations that are perfect for the craft room. Some are used for storage and others are used for work spaces.
 

 

  Upcycled hutch  to craft storage 

 

 Upcycled hutch to craft storage and work space 
 
  Upcycled filing cabinet craft storage 

 

  Upcycled sewing table to desk

 

Upcycled Projects for Organization and Decoration 
You would be surprised what you can use for organization and decoration. An old baby crib, a vintage crate, tin cans… So many options if you open your creative mind on alternative ways to use ordinary things. Let’s check out some of my favorite up cycled projects for organizing and decorating your craft room. 
 
  Upcycled baby crib to craft storage 
 
  Repurposed frame to chic pincushion 
  
  Upcycled Crates to craft shelves
 

 

  Upcycled tray to magnetic board
  
  Upcycled bed spring to craft storage
  
  Repurposed tins to pencil holder

 

 Repurposed frame to thread holder

 

Such great ideas! Most times that I upcycle or repurpose something, I save money doing so and I love it so much more because of the effort put into it. Do you have any upcycled projects or pieces in your craft room? 

Join us next week for more tips on using upcycled ideas in your homes! 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

siggie Signature signature allison

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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MHCT&M: Creative Upcycled DIY Home Decor Projects

Hello and welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 
This month we’re all about recycling and renovation projects – fun ways to give new life to vintage or worn out things. This week I’m sharing some fun tips for upcycling in Home Decor – with ideas for furniture, wall decor, pillows and more!
 

 

Furniture 
 DIY Furniture Hacks | Bed Turned Into Bench | Cool Ideas for Creative Do It Yourself Furniture | Cheap Home Decor Ideas for Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen - https://diyjoy.com/diy-furniture-hacks:  

 Vintage Floral Mod Podged Ladder Shelving:

 

  How Eduardo the Antique Trunk Became a Bookshelf: A Makeover Story:  
Turn an Old Door into a Bookshelf 
 Old door turned into a shelf:

 

 

DIY antique window cabinet- See how to make this super easy antique window cabinet. Great for bathroom storage or any room in your home!:  

 Wall Decor 
 

 

  Above kitchen dining window?? Dishfunctional Designs: Upcycled: New Ways With Old Window Shutters:  
Make a Creative Frame Display with a Vintage Hanger 

 

 

 

 

 

Pillows, Lamps and More 
 

Great idea for your children's room #upcycled #world #globe:  

 

A great DIY for old jeans! More:  

 How to Recover a Lampshade – take an old worn out one to new and fun!

 

 

Cozy up your home with re-purposed sweater pillows - plus the key to avoiding wavy seams when sewing with knitted fabric.

 

  
 Aren’t they great! 
 I’m all inspired to head out to the thrift stores and antique shops!
 Make sure you check back next week – we are going to be sharing some fabulous upcycled ideas for your Craft Room!
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Your hostesses,

siggie Signature signature allison

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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MHCT&M: Recycled/Repurposed Ideas for the Kitchen

Hello, friends! It’s a new month so it’s time for a new topic for our Craft Tips series! 
 For February, we are focusing on upcycle/repurposing projects. Each week we will take a look at these types of projects in different areas of the home.
 Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
This week I am focusing on some really fun upcycle and repurposing projects for the KITCHEN! Some of these are actual kitchen items used in interesting ways, but I also found a few items that have nothing to do with the kitchen and people found a way to find a use for them and incorporate them into their space. 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Antique Dresser Kitchen Island from Heir and Space 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!

 Foot Board Tea Cup Holder from Capitulo Dos 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Teacup Pendant Lamp Shades from Flamingo Toes 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
  Shutter Island from Beyond the Picket Fence
 Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Enamel Mug Organizer from Homeroad 
 Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
  Silverware Handles from Notes from the Nest 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Old Rake Utensil Holder from The Gracious Wife 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Globe Stand Paper Towel Holder from Lovely Etc.
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!

 Silverware Starburst Mirror from Flamingo Toes

 

Aren’t these ideas so fun and unique?
I wish I had an eye for these types of upcycled projects!

Stay tuned for more upcycle/repurpose ideas next week!
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Your hostesses,

siggie Signature signature allison

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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{Feature Friday} #71

Hello everyone! 
It’s Friday and while I am still away at SNAP I still wanted to share some fun ideas that caught my eye from last week’s Handmade Hangout Party.
Thanks for linking up everyone! 
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 I hope you have a great weekend! 
I’ll be in Utah until Sunday learning and hanging out with my bloggy pals in real life. 🙂

allison

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21 Mason Jar Project Ideas

If you missed it yesterday, I posted the February “Craft with Me” project where I shared a fun craft using Mason Jars.

I love mason jars! There are so many uses for them. I collect some vintage one that I use for display but then as vases as well. I have a bought a ton to use as drink cups at parties and even party vases. I have them around my house as part of my decor and use some for storage in my craft room.

I thought I would round up other fabulous ideas that you could use Mason Jars for.

All I ask is that if you plan to Pin one of these ideas, please click on the link and pin from the original source OR pin the collage image above. Thanks!!

allison

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DIY Doll Bed

Today I am sharing a project with you that I have literally had all the supplies for a year. A year people! 
It is a good thing that I packed and unpacked all my craft supplies because Travis would definitely question why I was moving an empty Cuties box. lol 
If you have little girls in your house like I do, you have MULTIPLE baby dolls in your house. My girls love playing with them, comfort them, love on them, and tucking them into bed so I thought it would be fun to create a doll bed and repurposing something like a Cuties orange box was the perfect thing to make one with 
This was actually a relatively easy project so here is the how to for you to create your own.
Supplies: 
-Empty Cuties box or something similar
-Wooden balls that are flat on one side
-Wooden discs
-Acrylic Paint
-Fabric
-Batting
-Glue

Begin by trimming the side where it is uneven due to the letters. 
Next paint the box and the wooden pieces to the color of your choosing. 
I painted mine gray, was actually going to use this as a primer for a different color, then decided I liked it gray so I left it.
Be sure to also paint the inside of the box since you will see this once the bedding in place.
I decided to add a little pink accent to my wooden pieces that will make the finial. I added a stripe to the balls then painted the edge of the discs.
You could always add vinyl or stickers or paint flowers or whatever you want on the balls for an added accent.
Once the paint is dry, glue the ball to the disc. 
While the finial is drying, make the bedding for the bed. 
I had all this fabric in my stash and I cheated and instead of sewing the fabric, I just used fabric glue.
I had some batting that I just stuffed the large white one with that is the mattress but you could also use a piece of foam. I also stuff the little pink pillow with batting as well. 
I did put a piece of thick interfacing between the dot fabric that is the blanket to make it a little thicker but that is optional. You could always just use a piece of fleece as the blanket. 
Next, glue the finials to the bed and place your bedding in your bed and you are complete! 
I just glued my finials straight to the box and it has been fine so far but I am not sure if they will stay very well in the long run depending on how much the girls use it. I would suggest gluing a dowel rod down into the space of the box for an added surface for the final to sit on.
Tuck those little baby dolls in and you are good to go! 
The girls are pretty excited to have a new bed for their dolls!

allison

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Reclaimed Wood Trees

I was out shopping one afternoon with my mom when she was in town and we stopped at a little shop in town that I’ve been wanting to go to for a while now. It is a fun little store with lots of reclaimed finds, furniture pieces, and unique decor and the store was decorated with Christmas decor. 
I spotted this MASSIVE Christmas tree made out of old pickets from a fence and it had lights strung on it and it was so fun! I snapped a picture to show Travis, you know, just in case he wanted to be creative.
We didn’t have any fence pickets but we did have some old wood so I was lucky enough that Travis was in the mood to get creative and made some trees for me on a much smaller scale with some reclaimed wood.

He only made one to start and I told him that it looked lonely and needed a little family. lol He had enough wood to make 2 more and I pretty much forced him to take photos while he created the so I could share them with all of you. 
Here’s how you can make some for yourself.
 Supplies:
-Reclaimed wood or new wood would work as well
-Miter Saw
-Table Saw
-Wood Glue
-Staple Gun
-Nail Gun

  Begin by trimming your board to the length that you would like the height of your tree.
 Then cut one end of the of the board into a point, like a normal picket fence.
Using a miter saw, cut your boards to different lengths for the branches. If I remember correctly, Travis cut them in 9, 11, and 13 inch pieces.
Once your boards are cut, cut the board in half using a table saw. This will create the 2 halves of the branch.

You will then need to trim just ONE of the halves down that amount of the width of your branch pieces. So if your branch pieces are 2 inches wide, trim one board 2 more inches.
Next, line the two halves up in a V with the longer half overlapping on top of the shorter half.
Using a staple gun, staple the two pieces together to hold them.
Apply some wood glue to the back area where the two meet to create the point.
Then place the branches onto the trunk of the tree. You will glue it at the very top of the board, covering your very first cut that created the picket.
Using a nail gun, nail the branched onto the tree trunk.
Continue making the branches and work your way down the tree until you have the look you want.
Once the glue has time to set up a few minutes, flip the tree over and nail into each branch from behind to make sure they are secure.
This part is optional depending on what type of wood you are using but we applied a clear coat or poly to them to help prevent the the white paint from chipping more.
And that’s it! 
Originally, Travis created for me to use the tree indoors but I decided they would be super cute in our front garden that is now empty because of winter so he made some stacks and added them to the back.
We scattered them in a cluster in the garden and they look great! If I can find some lights, I may string a few lights on them so they glow at night but that is still up for debate. 
I hope you like them and if you make your own little wood trees, please share them with me!

allison

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{Fabulous Features} #18

You guys are super talented and I enjoy browsing all the ideas linked up each week to the Handmade Hangout Party. 
 Did you know that we have a Pinterest board set up just for the Handmade Hangout? All of the hostesses pin the ideas they feature and then other favorite projects. So be sure to check out the Handmade Hangout Pinterest board.

Thanks for linking up everyone!
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

My mom is flying in this weekend and I am prepping to head out of town for the next few weeks.
Travis will be gone for some training so the girls and I are headed to TN and my mom is coming to help with the drive back. I should be blogging while I am away but if I am quiet a day or two it is because I am busy with family and friends!

We will be celebrating Miss S turning 1 while we are away, which is totally crazy, so I have some fun posts coming up about her party.

allison

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30 Owl Project Ideas

I have been knee deep in all things owl for the last few weeks prepping for Miss S’ first birthday. 
I have come across some fun owl ideas so I wanted to share some of them with you.

All I ask is that you please pin the collage image above or visit the site and pin DIRECTLY from the site featured of the idea you want to pin. Thanks! 


allison