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Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas with you. I love a good upcycle or repurposed project and I love a pretty, organized craft room. Let’s check out these unique solutions.
I love taking something ‘old’ and making it new and fresh again. Especially furniture! Just add some elbow grease and lots of love, and you can turn any dingy piece of furniture into a focal point of your room. Here are a few of my favorite furniture transformations that are perfect for the craft room. Some are used for storage and others are used for work spaces.
Upcycled hutch to craft storage
Upcycled hutch to craft storage and work space
Upcycled filing cabinet craft storage
Upcycled sewing table to desk
Upcycled Projects for Organization and Decoration
You would be surprised what you can use for organization and decoration. An old baby crib, a vintage crate, tin cans… So many options if you open your creative mind on alternative ways to use ordinary things. Let’s check out some of my favorite up cycled projects for organizing and decorating your craft room.
Upcycled baby crib to craft storage
Repurposed frame to chic pincushion
Upcycled Crates to craft shelves
Upcycled tray to magnetic board
Upcycled bed spring to craft storage
Repurposed tins to pencil holder
Repurposed frame to thread holder
Such great ideas! Most times that I upcycle or repurpose something, I save money doing so and I love it so much more because of the effort put into it. Do you have any upcycled projects or pieces in your craft room?
Join us next week for more tips on using upcycled ideas in your homes!
Hello and welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! This month we’re all about recycling and renovation projects – fun ways to give new life to vintage or worn out things. This week I’m sharing some fun tips for upcycling in Home Decor – with ideas for furniture, wall decor, pillows and more!
Turn an Old Door into a Bookshelf
Pillows, Lamps and More
How to Recover a Lampshade – take an old worn out one to new and fun!
Aren’t they great! I’m all inspired to head out to the thrift stores and antique shops!
Make sure you check back next week – we are going to be sharing some fabulous upcycled ideas for your Craft Room!
Hello, friends! It’s a new month so it’s time for a new topic for our Craft Tips series!
For February, we are focusing on upcycle/repurposing projects. Each week we will take a look at these types of projects in different areas of the home.
This week I am focusing on some really fun upcycle and repurposing projects for the KITCHEN! Some of these are actual kitchen items used in interesting ways, but I also found a few items that have nothing to do with the kitchen and people found a way to find a use for them and incorporate them into their space.
Vintage Cheese Grater Organizer from Homeroad
Antique Dresser Kitchen Island from Heir and Space
Foot Board Tea Cup Holder from Capitulo Dos
Teacup Pendant Lamp Shades from Flamingo Toes
Shutter Island from Beyond the Picket Fence
Enamel Mug Organizer from Homeroad
Rolling Pin Towel Holder at Hometalk
Silverware Handles from Notes from the Nest
Old Rake Utensil Holder from The Gracious Wife
Globe Stand Paper Towel Holder from Lovely Etc.
Silverware Starburst Mirror from Flamingo Toes
Aren’t these ideas so fun and unique? I wish I had an eye for these types of upcycled projects!
Stay tuned for more upcycle/repurpose ideas next week!
Hello makers! I’m looking to freshen up my front door for the new year. What better way to do that than with a new Felt Succulent Wreath?! Here’s my first blogged about craft of the new year… finally!
Isn’t my wreath so pretty? I don’t know about you, but I have a huge love for succulents. I’m not the greatest gardener, though I try, so I thought I’d figure out a way to create a succulent project without having to plant anything at all.
For this craft you will need:
I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 and the succulent dies to cut the succulents out of felt.
(Scroll to the end of the post for a video tutorial!)
Look how clean the Platinum 6 cut through felt!! Now stack them up…
Then glue them together with hot glue. Make sure you pinch them at the bottom!
And finally, I hot glued the felt succulents all over the heart shaped wreath.
My wreath is complete and ready to hang on our front door! But it would look great on a mantel or window or mirror. Where would you put it?
Didn’t the felt succulents turn out so pretty? I love the look of the 3 greens together. All in all this craft took about 30 minutes to complete, start to finish, thanks to my Platinum 6 for cleanly and easily cutting out my felt. Not too shabby if you ask me! Watch the video for a visual tutorial of the entire craft!
What’s hanging on your front door right now?
I received the Platinum 6 and dies from Spellbinders to review and share on my blog. All opinions are 100% my own and I only share products and companies that I truly love and think you will too.
Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Ways to Display Holiday Cards. I absolutely love holiday cards and always have. For years I didn’t know how to put them on display to show them off, but I love all the ways others have found to incorporate cards into their holiday decor.
There are so many fun ways to display your holiday cards. Some ways require a DIY project and others are just creatively hung or strung. I really love them all, but first let’s take a look at some of the card displays that require you to build something. Most of these projects are simple DIYs.
This Christmas Card Holder is made using wood with a couple of slits to slip cards into. Simple yet so pretty.
This card display requires wood and ribbon! How cute!
I have always wanted to make one of these framed chicken wire displays! I love how the cards look on it!
This frame turned card holder is a fun craft…. just grab your trim and ribbon!
This board card display looks simple to make and like you can display quite a few cards!
If you know me, then you know I love a good sign. This wood sign card display is one of my very favorites and one I know I could make.
This mousetrap Christmas card display is so creative and fun!!
Who knew there were so many things you could build or make in order to display your holiday cards in such a pretty way! Now let’s take a look at some of the creative ways to hang your cards.
There you have it, friends… 15 ways to display your holiday cards. What creative ways do you display your holiday cards?
Check back next Friday for more tips!
Hello there makers! We are quickly approaching Christmas…are you ready?! Today I thought I’d share another Christmas decor craft with y’all, and since I’m on that buffalo plaid kick… it’s bound to have some in there! If you’ve followed me for a bit, then you know I run a handmade wooden sign shop and have for almost 7 years. One of my favorite things to make is wooden signs! Check out my Buffalo Plaid Wooden Sign!
I really love how it turned out! I placed it right in the entry way so that our visitors see it right when they walk in. Want to make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:
First you want to get your sign ready. Cut and sand all wood needed for the project. *If you don’t have power tools on hand, you can ask your local Home Depot or Lowe’s to cut the wood for your for a small cost.
Next, paint your sign and stain your frame. Allow dry time and lightly sand with a sanding block when dry. Coat the frame in sealer (this can be wax or a clear coat of spray paint).
Then, using your nail gun, attach the furring strips to the outside of your sign to frame it all in.
The tough parts are done! Use your heavy duty glue to adhere the Welcome and deer to the wood.
Tada! You can attach a hook to the back if you want to hang it up on a wall. Otherwise, it sits nicely on flat surfaces like tables, shelves, mantles, etc.
If you liked this project, you would love the Buffalo Plaid Glitter Deer Head I just made and my new winter wreath!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your weekend.
Hello makers! If you haven’t noticed I’m on a buffalo plaid kick this Christmas and I’m excited to show you what I’ve crafted up with it this time. How fun is this Buffalo Plaid Glitter Deer Head?! I’m not bit on the real deer heads up in my home for decor, but I’ll take a glittery paper machete one any day!
This cute guy was inexpensive and pretty simple to make. You just need a few things to make one for yourself…
I had the Mod Podge, black paint, gold glitter, scissors and paint brushes on hand, but you can find them at any craft supply store. I bought the paper machete deer head and the buffalo plaid paper at Hobby Lobby.
First you want to carefully separate the deer head from the plaque. Then paint the outside and edges with black paint and allow it to dry.
Next you want to paint the deer head with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter and also allow time to dry.
After your black paint is dry, trace the plaque one the buffalo plaid paper. Cut it out a little smaller than the tracing so it can fit inside the lip. Then you are going to either glue or Mod Podge the paper to the center of the plaque and allow dry time.
Now all you have to do is glue the deer head back onto the center of the plaque and you’re done! Isn’t he so pretty?! I just love him.
I hope y’all have a great weekend!! See you next week with more Christmas fun.
Hello makers! Are you Christmas ready? I know I’m not nearly as ‘ready’ as I usually am, but I’m still crafting away making all the Christmas decorations. Today I am excited to share my Glitter Dipped Wooden Ornaments with you. They were really easy to make and turned out so beautiful.
So pretty, right?! You only need a couple of things to make them…
I found these cute wooden ornaments and the red glitter paint at Michael’s. I bought 5 of them but you can dip as many ornaments as your sweet little heart desires.
Let’s make these ornaments, shall we? First you want to dump your glitter paint into a small dish.
Then you are going to take turns dipping the ornaments into the glitter paint. Allow them to drip off into the bowl for a bit, and then hang them to dry. I hung mine on hangers and put paper underneath to catch the drips.
After they dry for 12-ish hours, they are safe to handle and hang on your tree.
I really love the way they turned out. The red glitter really pops against the green tree. And I super love the wood and glitter combo.
Do you make ornaments for your tree? I love handmade ornaments so much and I have a few more up my crafty sleeve to show you, so stay tuned!
Hello and happy turkey week! Since I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I have plenty of time to do one of my most favorite things… Christmas craft! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you saw a sneak peek. I cannot wait to show you my Buffalo Plaid Winter Wreath!
Isn’t it the cutest wreath ever?! I absolutely love it so much! If you love the rustic, buffalo plaid trend, then this wreath is perfect for you too.
All supplies besides the mini trees were purchased from Michael’s Stores and the mini trees are from Target’s dollar spot.
The wreath was really simple to make… Just hot glue all of the items onto your wreath where you want them!
The arrow sign was an ornament… to the LODGE!
And the mini red truck is part of figurines from a mini Christmas scene…
How adorable is the baby deer?! I just love her…
This Buffalo Plaid Winter Wreath makes me feel so cozy and totally ready for Christmas. I really love the way it turned out and I hope you do too!
If you love buffalo plaid, check out my popular Christmas trends post!
Happy Thanksgiving friends!