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Candy Box Into Treasured Keepsake - view of finished box

Candy Box Into Treasured KeepsakeOften during special occasions and holidays we get rich, chocolatey, flavorful boxes of chocolates. The boxes are often tossed! Here is how to upcycle a favorite gift that keeps on giving.

 

A wedding cake decorated with hydrangea blooms.

Making A Wedding Out Of Very LittleMy neighbor, who has been divorced for years, is finally getting married. She said she didn't want a big fuss about it, not to mention not having the funds. With her family in Canada, there would only be just us neighbors and a few friends. So, as a small gesture to let them know how happy I am for them, I went shopping in and outdoors of my house.

 

Decorative Outdoor Solar Sconces - lights on as twlight begins

Decorative Outdoor Solar SconcesI am in love with outdoor lighting! Often I find great candle holders that can be transformed into solar lighting. With a little creative alteration, you too could make these.

 

Using Mirrors For Your Wedding Table

Using Mirrors For Your Wedding TableUse mirrors for a pretty and unique way to dress a table. 75% of my items come from the dollar store and I can make several different themes/looks for different types of weddings, from traditional, to beachy, fall, etc. Use mirrors at a fraction of the price. This is great for guest tables for a reception or dinner.

 

Decorating From Your Pantry

Decorating From Your PantryOften decorating you home for the holidays or for the season, is just a pantry and walk in nature away. Using enclosed glass containers you can create this simple vignette. Use edibles such as grains, dried beans, and fruit, plus naturals including pine cones, greenery, and herbs (rosemary).

 

Organized craft supplies in a closet.

Organizing with Shoe Boxes and Storage TubsI needed to find a way to put away crafting items that are seasonal, and make it functional along with decorative. Because it is in my crafting space, a theme color is where I wanted to start. I found some great shoe/photo boxes and plastic tubs.

 

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A chalkboard celebrating a wedding.

Using Chalkboard Paint For Your WeddingChalkboard paint is very popular thing right now; it comes in black and all facets of colors. The most popular is black. It is available in cans, containers, and, my personal favorite, spray. Here are a few cost saving ways that will save you money and make that special day unique for your guests.

 

Cookie Tin Shadow Box

Cookie Tin Shadow BoxFor the holidays we always purchase Danish cookies in the tin. The tins are sturdy and great for this project idea I had.

 

chocolate Butter Frosted cupcakes

Easy Butter FrostingThis recipe is super easy and sweet yummy. With using 3 to 4 ingredients.This frosting can be made ahead and put away in the freezer for later use, for those upcoming surprises.

 

A helium tank that has been painted and decorated as a Jack-'o-lantern.

Repurposed Helium Tank Jack-o-LanternFor parties I love those helium tanks that you can purchase and create your own balloon design from your home. I have used that for several functions.The problem was the empty tank. I decided to turn my tank into art! With spray paint and craft paints, I made a character piece for my yard.

 

Outdoor Bench Made Easy - bench in garden near fence

Easy Outdoor BenchThis outdoor bench makes for extra seating, not to mention a resting place when working in the garden! It is an easy, functional, and decorative addition to an outdoor space.

 

Making Winter Scarf Covered Wreaths

Making Winter Scarf Covered WreathsThis simple and very easy DIY consists of a wreath and a winter scarf. This project is no sew, no glue. You just take your scarf and simply wrap around and tuck the ends into the pleats of your wrapped wreath. Making this project so simple!

 

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Reindeer Puppets - puppets against wooden blinds

Reindeer PuppetsHere is a family project that is fun and cost pennies to make. With lunch bags and construction paper, you can create these fun characters. Here's how!

 

Santa Vase And Lamp -  vase surrounded by red ornaments and fairy lights

Santa Vase And LampThis project has recycle in mind. I am using bottles to create home decor and an outdoor table light for a festive look. Here's how!

 

Making A Lantern Part Of Your Holiday Decor - ornament filled white lantern on a display stand surrounded by greenery, pine cones, and fairy lights

Making A Lantern Part Of Your Holiday DecorI love lanterns! You can use them inside and outdoors. I wanted to come up with a winter/holiday look that would carry through the New Year, this can be budget friendly with items you already have, along with nature items from outdoors. Here's how!

 

Gingerbread House Gift Bags - two finished bags

Gingerbread House Gift BagsI wanted to put my own touch on gift bags for friends. Since it is the season for great baking (gingerbread men), I chose to take regular bags and craft paper, and washi tape to make fun one of a kind bags. Here's how:

 

Winter Wonder Bathroom - finished snowman decorated toilet

Winter Wonder BathroomI wanted to decorate my guest bathroom in something cheery for my grandchildren when they come over! I wanted to do something they can relate to, a snowman in the bathroom! Here's how!

 

Pine Cone Vase - white pine cone vase with fairy lights turned on

Pine Cone VaseWith fall here and winter fast approaching, leaves are falling and the greatest ever, pine cones! You can make so many great things with them. Because I want to recycle, I am using pine cones and food cans to create a vase. Here's how!

 

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