Showing posts with label upcycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycling. Show all posts

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UPCYCLING: Candy Tins to Travel Tins


I’ve saving up these little candy tins so that I could upcycle them into something. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use them but little tins always come in handy.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

UPCYCLING: How to make a faux wood tin from a candy tin

Candy Tin with Wood PaperFather’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

UPCYCLING: Earth Day Recycled Craft Ideas

Earth Day is tomorrow friends and one of my favorite ways to craft is by recycling items to use on a project. T-shirts, jars, paper and cans make great upcycled projects. Here are a few of my favorites.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

UPCYCLING: K Cup Succulent Pots

Recycled K Cup Succulent Pots - homework (11)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

UPCYCLING: Sea Green Beach Glass Jars

DIY Green Sea Glass via homework (4)Spring is officially here and my thoughts are jumping ahead to warm summer days and the beach. I love sea glass and over the years have made several faux sea glass projects.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

UPCYCLING: K-Cup Holiday Gnomes

Recycled K Cup Holiday Gnomes
For my birthday this past summer I got a Keurig Coffee Machine and I have to say, it’s my new bestie. I love how easy it is to make a cup of coffee whenever I want one without wasting a whole pot of coffee. How spoiled are we that we can press a button and voila – a fresh cup of coffee. There is a little bit of guilt with each cup when I throw away that little plastic K-Cup. Uggh. I was determined to come up with an idea to recycle some of the K-Cups. The light bulb went off one day because I’ve also been wanting to make some gnomes for the holiday season.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

ETCETERAS: Etched Glass Milk Bottle

Etched Glass Milk Bottle (5)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

UPCYCLING: Grey Felt Fall Treat Tin

Grey Felt Fall Treat Tin - carolynshomework (6)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

UPCYCLING: How to make a faux vintage tin

Faux Vintage Tin from Plastic Tub via homework (2)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

Upcycling: Make Up Jars with Marble Knobs

Marble Jar Knobs via homework - carolynshomework (9)

I have such an easy project for you today but I loved how these turned out. Use upcycled or recycled containers and add a marble knob.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

UPCYCLING: Light Fixture Night Light

Recycled Light Fixture Nightlight via homework (5)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

UPCYCLING: Peanut Cans to Cookie Tins

Upcyled Peanut can to Cookie Tin - homework (1)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

WELL-ORGANIZED: Upcycled Jars to Spice Jars

Sauce Jar Upcycle to Spice Jars with Printable Labels - homework (5)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

UPCYCLING: Wax Paper Box to Washi Dispenser

Wax Paper Box to Washi Tape Dispenser via homework (2)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

UPCYCLING: 10 Easy Recycled Storage Ideas

Round Up Recycled Storage Ideas
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

UPCYCLING: DIY Faux Enamelware Compost Bin


I’m going to be better about composting this year but in order to do that, I need a cute bin on my counter to inspire me. I had the perfect size metal bucket but it was in pretty sad shape.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

UPCYCLING: Old Sweater to Gold Napkin Rings

Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (2)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

UPCYCLING: Sweater Sleeve to Heating Pad

Upcycled Sweater to Heating Pad via homework - carolynshomework (5)

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.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

UPCYCLING: Easy Chalkboard Sign

Chalkboard Sign - homework (carolynshomework (4)Am I late to the chalkboard party? I’ve actually done a few chalkboard projects but this is my first chalkboard sign. I’m not sure if the chalkboard trend will be with us much longer but that’s okay, I still wanted a chalkboard sign for my hutch. I don’t have a mantel so this dining room hutch is my décor central. And since this frame was just sitting around and fit perfectly on the top shelf, it seemed like it was meant to be.



Thursday, May 22, 2014

UPCYCLING: Faux Galvanized Metal Box

Faux Galvanized Finish with Tin Foil via homework | carolynshomework 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.