Showing posts with label Repurposing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Repurposing. Show all posts

P.S. I Love You...



Want a cute and easy way to show your special someone why you love them?
Here is what I did:




Using some cool old-school library book cards I found at the thrift store for a quarter - I made a little booklet letting my sweet man know why I love him! I just used random scrapbooking leftovers, and made most of the stickers myself on my Silhouette SD. 

The best part about this is that it comes straight from your heart  - and you can continue to add to it all the time! 

Here are a few pictures - to see many more, click HERE. (It will take you to my Flickr account)

Let me know what you think!
P.S. He LOVED it!!










 


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Cookie Sheet Magnet Board




I took an old cookie sheet (I forgot to take a picture...) and spray painted the edges and back- it could have used another coat...but I was impatient. 
=)


Then I found some scrapbook paper and ribbon- Mod Podged it on





And voila! A great place to hang my orders,business cards, and inspiration pictures!








Shoe Crate

I got this lovely crate for $3 - they originally wanted $10...um, I don't think so!




I thought it would make a great place to store our shoes - right by the front door! I took some left over paint from THIS project, watered it down a bit- and painted the crate in layers! Its hard to tell from the pictures, but it has an awesome weathered look!








                              
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I got a few old frames from my mom this past weekend...


Not so cute.



I sprayed a little paint on and voila!



Also, last week I went to an estate sale with a few friends. I didn't find much, but I did get these vintage christmas balls for a dollar:

So I made a cute decoration with a little hot glue and ribbon!





Oh, and I also got a bunch of wine bottle corks for a dollar- which I am using as a bottle filler for now! 


I am linking this up to the amazing Sachiko over at Tea Rose Home!!

Vintage Scarf Holder

I have these amazing beautiful vintage (mostly ITALIAN!!) scarves that were my Great-Grandmothers--> and I thought they deserved to be shown off in some way! My hubby stepped on a picture frame... and broke the glass. Poor guy.
  I decided to repurpose the backing and frame to make this...




First, I covered the backing with burlap...




Hot glued on some scrap ribbon I had lying around--



Printed off a little label,distressed the edges with ink, and added a brad!




I love the final product! What a great way to show off some treasured items. It looks GREAT on my bedroom wall (which is mid-remodel!). I can't wait to finish my room to show you all. =)






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DIY Apothecary Jars

I love Apothecary jars, but I cannot bring myself to spend a ridiculous amount of money on them. So... I found these various items at the thrift store - all for four dollars!

Mixed, matched, and glued together with my Gorilla Glue...




My FOUR dollar Apothecary jars! I still need a lid for the tallest one, but that will be super easy to find!


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Book Wreath

Okay, so there are these book wreaths that they have at Anthropologie that are amazingly wonderful. But they cost like a baztrillionzillion dollars!!! 


SO I went to the DI and Dollar Store ... and made this TWO dollar wreath. Which looks better than the original if I do say so myself!








All you need:
A dollar store wreath, and a DI book for ONE dollar.
Hot glue gun, and dark brown paint! 


I painted the edges of the book dark dark brown- using a cloth to wipe the excess off. 


Then I carefully tore out every single page (after the paint dried), rolled them, and glued them !! Really doesn't get much easier than that...


I found some vintage ribbon, and used it to hang onto the fun vintage key drawer pull I had in my stash. LOVE.

Too bad I can't paint my walls! Darn apartment living...





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Repurpose: Mantel Clock

We got this adorable clock for our wedding, but the hands fell off inside the glass. I tried so hard, but there was no way the glass part was opening. So I had to get rid of it. I loved the shape of this clock so much tho, I thought it would be fun to repurpose it!






So I cut out a piece of (some awesome blue/brown toile!!) paper to fit inside the back piece. 










Then I grabbed this diaper box before My hubby took it to the trash-


I tore off on the sides, took some Jute Twine and hot glue --> and made an H (for our last name). I made two different ones, cuz I wasn't sure of how they would turn out. 

I cut them out after they dried, and picked the one on the left. (I'm glad I took a picture of it, otherwise I don't know how long it would have taken me to realize I missed some parts while cutting.)



I hot glued it onto the paper...





Then I  added to the top of my new tv hutch (which I need to show everyone what I did to it!!) with my 50 cent candle holders...which still need things on top. But that will have to be another day...




I really love it because it adds some texture in the room, and its pretty darn unique!! 














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How To Repurpose Empty Oatmeal Containers

I've been making loads of homemade granola b/c we are just a tiny bit obsessed with granola&yogurt. Its just so yummy. 


=)

Anyways, after using all these empty oatmeal containers, I just knew I couldn't throw them away! They seemed so perfect for...something. I just wasn't sure what that 'something' was yet.






And then, after I kept complaining to myself about how I had nowhere to really store all of this homemade granola (space in our apartment is pretty limited...especially with no pantry!) --> I thought, "Why not put it in here??" 

I don't know about you, but I was not in love with the look of these - so I spruced it up with some scrapbook paper, paint, and ribbon! 




Now if I only had a clever way to disguise those ugly cereal boxes!! Any ideas?



Oh, and while I was at it - I took an old shoe box and covered it as well. Now I have a nice place for my son's snacks!!







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