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Brass button bracelet.

Metal Button BraceletsIf you have a lot of gold or silver shank buttons in your button box, especially if you are fortunate to have inherited some vintage buttons, this is a really great gift for someone.

 

A bowl of sautéed butternut squash.

Sauteed Butternut Squash With OnionsThis recipe is easy to prepare and tastes great.

 

Candle Ring - finished candle ring

Candle RingThis candle ring is made from disposable aluminum pie pans and a 10" wire frame.

 

Wildlife: Squirrel At Wedding on cake table.

Wildlife: Squirrel At WeddingThis little furry friend helped himself to our wedding cake. I know, he was just hungry, and a squirrel has to eat too, right?

 

Two jars with finished lids, motifs, and beads.

Beaded Lid Upcycled Gift JarsMake these upcycled gift jars by decorating jar lids with beads, etc.

 

Finished trivet.

Tongue Depressor TrivetThis trivet is made from wooden beads and tongue depressors. The result is a very eye catching trivet that is inexpensive to make.

 

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A strand of white snowflake lights next to a strand of colored lights.

Changing The Color Of LED BulbsThe LED string lights I had were too cool for my taste and I also wanted to change to colored lights, so I colored each individual bulb with a permanent marker. It took some time to color each bulb, but I liked the end result. (I saved the snowflakes that were on the lights for another project.)

 

Tying the plain box with paper ribbon.

Packing Paper Gift WrapI always have a lot of packing paper from home deliveries and thought I'd use some of it to wrap gifts for Christmas this year. The paper is very strong and also lends itself well for making 'ribbon' for gifts.

 

Blue beaded dragonfly.

Fast and Easy Beaded DragonflyThis beaded dragonfly is a great craft for kids. It's cheap to make and the finished craft is super cool.

 

Memory jar with decorative ribbon.

Gift Idea: Memory JarIn the tough times we live in, it's hard to afford a lot of gifts, but this is special gift, one that comes from the heart and can be made to be given for Christmas, Mother's Day, or birthdays.

 

Closeup of finished ornament.

Silver Starburst OrnamentsThese ornaments can be used any time of the year if you use different colors of beads and sequins and they are lots of fun to make!

 

Toilet brush holder made with a milk jug.

Recycled Container As Toilet Brush HolderThis is a good idea for recycling your laundry detergent containers, Clorox or gallon milk containers. These work really well for holding your toilet bowel brush.

 

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Aluminum Leaf Earrings - finished set on neutral background

Aluminum Leaf EarringsThese 2 sets of aluminum leaf earrings are made from scrap aluminum from disposable pie pans and also an aluminum seal from a coffee can.

 

The completed Pop Top Bracelet

Pop Top BraceletThis is a thrifty and fun way to up-cycle your drink can pop top tabs and this bracelet doesn't require a lot of supplies. It's lightweight, yet nice and 'chunky' and would make a really great gift for a teenager, as well as an interesting 'conversation piece' for an adult. This bracelet will fit a 7 inch wrist and you will need 20 pop top tabs, 26 half inch diameter rings, as well as a clasp.

 

Stuffed Yellow Peppers

Stuffed Yellow PeppersI recently found 12 beautiful yellow peppers marked down, took them home and stuffed them for a delicious 'meal in a cup'.

 

Starburst Earrings - finished earrings hanging in front of red fabric

Starburst EarringsThese cute starburst earrings are a quick gift to make in a pinch and you only need a few supplies to make them.

 

Bead and Wire Butterfly

Bead and Wire ButterflyCut your wire 36 inches and find center. String 3 E beads, then 1 black seed bead, then another E bead, then 1 black bead. With the end of your wire you will then go back thru the 3 colored beads, so you have the 'eyes' on top.

 

Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree Topper - closeup of the topper

Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree TopperThis is an easy and inexpensive way to create a retro tree topper that's also fun to make. All you need is a package of silver pipe cleaners and that's all there is to it. If you want to change up your colors from year to year, this is also a great way to coordinate your topper to match your tree.

 

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