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

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 Enamel Wear Compost Bin

DIY Faux Enamel Ware Compost Bin - homework ~ carolynshomework (2)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.



Monday, April 21, 2014

UPCYCLING: Earth Day Upcycling & Recycling Projects

Earth Day is tomorrow so I thought today would be a good time to dig through my archives and reshare several of my upcycled and recycled projects that I’ve done over the years.

I love making things from ordinary throw away items aka trash. I hope you are inspired to create something from your recycling bin from these projects.

Earth Day recycled and upcycled projects via homework


Thursday, April 3, 2014

UPCYCLING: Repurposed Vintage Sifter to Vase

Repurposed Vintage Sifter to Vase with tulips via homework | carolynshomework.com I’ve had this sifter forever! I honestly don’t remember where I got it. It might be my moms, I’m going to have to ask her.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Upcycling: Recycled & Repurposed Unique Planters for Spring

Round Up Spring GardenIt’s time everyone. Time to get the garden going. If you’re not quite to the point to head outside and start digging up the plant beds, you can start small with these fun and unique container ideas. The best part is they are all recycled or repurposed items. Oh yeah… it’s good to be green.

Monday, September 23, 2013

INKLING: Recycled Grocery Bag Book {Fiskars Art Tools}

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Recyled Grocery Bag Book - Fiskars Art Tools via homeworkGrowing up, art class was always my favorite subject in school. If it was art class day, my whole day would be brighter and I couldn’t wait to what we were going to paint, draw or create that day. I love supporting art programs for kids and was so excited to hear about Fiskars Shape Their Future Project.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Upcycling: Vintage Jewelry Projects

12 Beautiful Vintage Jewelry Projects via homeworkDo you have any vintage costume jewelry laying around? Or, perhaps you’ve seen piles of this type of jewelry at the thrift store. Well, it’s time to gather up those pieces of costume jewelry and put them to use. Here are twelve inspirational diy projects that you can make using vintage jewelry.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Upcycling: Weathered Nautical cans

Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (5)It’s not too late to get that beachy coastal look for summer and here’s a simple diy recycling project to add a nautical touch to your décor.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

UPCYCLING: Shopping bag to teen decor

Shopping Bag to Teen Sign via homework (9)CMy son has reached the age where he likes to pick out his own clothes. Long gone are the days of cute matching clothes that I would pick out. He typically likes the beachy surf and skate shop type clothing stores that are everywhere here in Southern California.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upcycling: syrup bottle to aqua pitcher

Upcycled Syrup Pitcher via homework (9)Do you like my new rare antiquity? Or at least I can pretend it’s an antiquity. It’s not as convincing as I had envisioned it would be but it’s still a fun faux upcycle project.