Do like to use those pretty wall calendars? I usually avoid them since I have a couple of other ways to keep track of the days and my plans. (See upcycled command center and vertical day planner) But the hubby likes to pick one out every year and last years was just to pretty and colorful to toss into the recycling. Continue reading “Save Your Old Calendar To Make 3D Art”
Are you a planner or a list maker? Do you get excited by the prospect of a new and empty day planner? Well I do. I sometimes write things down on my list after I have done them, just so I can give myself another check mark of accomplishment. I never got enough gold stars by in grade school I guess. Or maybe we just never out grow the need for recognition even self recognition. Continue reading “Messy Desk Solution – Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System”
Happy Earth Day!
I do hope you have at least one little way to honor the earth today. I promise I am not really a big environmentalist. I don’t protest against the destruction of the rain forest (maybe I should) or wring my hands about the thinning ozone layer. I honestly don’t know enough about the melting polar ice caps to comment on them. Still, I do believe that I have a personal impact on the environment. Continue reading “Happy Earth Day – Easy Upcycled Boot Tree Ideas”
Sometimes I daydream about living in a tiny houses. Not that I could ever get rid of enough stuff to live in one. And can you just picture me the hubby two cats and two dogs sharing a 300 square foot living space. Just imagine the Cats vs Dog stories that would come out of that arrangement. Here are a couple of potential headlines. “Woman’s miraculous duct tape repair after dogs eat her entire home” or “Tiny house tipped over by four legged tenants, how to live in your house when everything literally goes sideways.” Continue reading “Bunny In A Book / Bunny Is A Book / Upcycled Easter Decoration”
I am fortunate to have what I generously refer to as a craft room, but in reality this space can only be called a junk room. Things collect there. Occasionally an item gets removed to be either donated or in the case of this weird collection of fruit, re-made. The remaking or crafting generally happening elsewhere in the house and rarely in the craft room itself. Continue reading “Save The Fruit – Plastic Fruit Makeover”
Have you missed the zany tales of my family members with tails?
Rest assured they are still up to their merciless destruction. I write with complete confidence that they will not rest, but will continue to labor without pause or concern for themselves or my sanity, to find new and previously un-imagined avenues to wreck my home. Their efforts keeping me ever inspired to find new and ridiculous ways to repair the carnage. Continue reading “Upcycled Chair with Faux Wicker Finish – Dogs vs Cats Episode 9”
This little projects is one of my favorites. Over the years I have made a few different versions of these charm bracelets but I think I have finally come up with the best and simplest version here.
Continue reading “DIY Picture Charm Bracelet Upcycled From Watch Parts”
A while back I cut up some t-shirts for some sort of escape from the black hole known as the internet. I needed an activity that would allow my brain to rest. An activity that would finish the same as it started and not take me on some hour long excursion through cyber space ending up with me watching the latest viral cat video when my intention had been to clean up my email in box. Continue reading “Simple Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Bouquet with Wine Bottle Vase”
Good Morning or Afternoon or Evening to you,
It is snowy and cold outside as I write this but I really can’t complain . We have had a very mild winter so far and March is just around the corner. I have been working on a few projects around the house lately and have not been up to my usual crafty behaviors. Therefore I will share with you the making of a paper mustache purse that I made for one of my nieces for Christmas.
Have I mentioned that my family are always good sports when it come to my crazy gift ideas? Well they are.
I have to admit that the idea in my head for this gift seemed so crazy that I almost switched up the design. After all I was already making a purse out of paper. Wasn’t that crazy enough? Continue reading “Upcycled Magazine Paper Mustache Purse (Yep :-)”