Here is Southern California, or at least in my city, there’s a plastic bag ban. That’s fine. I’m all for eliminating those plastic bags. But if I want a paper bag when I go to the grocery store, I have to pay for it. In other words, it’s BYOB or Bring Your Own Bag. I miss my brown paper grocery bags. I used them for everything. Covering books, crafting, and putting recycling in.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you have a Dad or guy in your life who has just about everything, it’s always fun to make something. These upcycled candy tins will be great for holding little objects like candy or paper clips and they were super easy to make.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Earth Day is around the corner and I love making recycled or upcyled projects even if it’s not in honor of Earth Day. One of my guilty pleasures is my Keurig Coffee Maker. I drink coffee throughout the day and having that fresh little cup of coffee is so darn nice. Except for the plastic K Cups that pile up. I can’t wait for the coffee manufactures to all move to a biodegradable container. I heard it’s coming soon.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
I have such a fun project to share with you today. Have you ever etched glass? It’s not as hard as it sounds, in fact, it was super easy and I can’t wait to create more etched glass pieces. I happened upon this project because of a nice reader.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
I’m so excited to finally be sharing some real fall projects. First up is this simple treat can. The combination of grey felt, beautiful, crisp fall leaves and turquoise is quite possibly my favorite fall combination to date.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I think this might be one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made. Well, I say that about a lot of my projects. But this one was so fun to transform. Would you believe this faux vintage tin started out as a yellow plastic corn starch container?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
I’ve been hanging on to this ceiling fan light fixture for the longest time. It was going to be turned into a planter but one day I accidentally turned it over and set it on top of a jar and a mushroom was born.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
I have a quick and easy project for you just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you’re planning on giving cookies or other treats away for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the pretty packaging.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I’m still getting organized. I suspect it’s going to take me all year and by that time it will be time to start all over again. You know, declutter, organize, rinse, repeat. While I was storing bins in the garage, I discovered I had saved several pasta sauce jars that all matched. Hooray for matchy-matchy!
Monday, January 12, 2015
The New Year organizing continues! Doesn’t it feel good to make progress in the clutter battle? Last week I shared a round up of recycled storage ideas and absolutely fell in love with a recycled cookie box idea by Aunt Peaches. So as soon as I had an empty wax paper box I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
With the start of the new year, I’m determined to be more organized without spending a lot on new items. What better way to get organized then by upcycling items you would most likely throw out or recycle? I found 10 fantastic ideas for getting organized and then best part is these are all very easily created. The key to getting organized is to simplify and I’m planning on making several of these ideas.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014
When you’re cleaning out your closets after you make your New Year’s resolution to get organized – don’t forget to save your old sweaters for crafting throughout the year.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Now that the weather is dipping, it’s time to bust out those old sweaters. Not to wear… to cut up. Whoever first came up with the upcycle sweater idea was a genius. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of sweater crafts. You can use the sleeves to cover cans and jars, make stockings and more.