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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!
I’ve rounded up 14 creative Valentine boxes that you can create with your kiddo to take to school that they will absolutely love!
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 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 there makers! I hope y’all had a fantastic Halloween with your friends and family. If you follow Mine for the Making on Instagram or Facebook, then you saw all of the fun we had! But now that Halloween is over, we are busy getting ready for the next holidays. We love to make a lot of the gifts we give for Christmas and right now my daughter and her friends are super into emojis. And to be honest with you, so am I! LOL! So today we are going to (finally) share our DIY Emoji Plushies with you.
My daughter (8) loves to craft and create, so she came up with the idea of turning her favorite emojis into plushies! These would make great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and even party favors.
Our plushies are about 5 inches but you can make them as big or as small as you want. Also, because this is a kids’ craft, there’s no sewing involved, however you are welcome to adjust the tutorial to your liking and skill level.
You will need:
First you want to trace out 2 circles per emoji on yellow felt. I used a bowl to trace and my sharp scissors to cut them out.
Using your marker, carefully draw an emoji face on one of the two circles. Then trace over it with puff paint OR you can cut pieces out of felt and hot glue them onto the yellow circle.
Next you are going to hot glue the two circles together, but be sure to put the face of the emoji against the other yellow circle so that you don’t see it. You will be gluing the emoji face inside out. Also be sure that you leave a small opening without glue so that once your glue dries, you can flip it right side out.
Once you have flipped your emoji plush right side out, stuff cotton or stuffing into the opening. Put as much as you want inside…the fluffier the better! Then carefully close up the opening with more hot glue.
And that’s it! Super fun craft that I’m sure all kids would love! We made 5 of our favorite emojis so far…
Are you or your kids crazy about emojis too? Which are your favorites?
Let us know if you make your own DIY Emoji Plushies! We’d love to see pictures of them!
Welcome to another segment of Must Have Craft Tips and More!
I’ve rounded up some of the best tips from around the web for preserving your pumpkins, whether carved or not, to make them last as long as possible. I don’t know about you, but I’m a complete sucker for decorating with pumpkins in the fall! I love the natural look in my decor.
We have a wonderful local pumpkin patch that grows all sorts of pumpkins and gourds and allows you to go picking in the patch. This poor wagon from last year didn’t know what hit it after I went hunting for pumpkins! You can see I went a little crazy. I did say I love my pumpkins! And, of course, I want to make them last as long as possible through the season.
I also love to bring some of my pumpkins indoors. I have the Pioneer Woman Cake Stand that I love to dress up for the holidays because, let’s be honest, it’s NOT always full of cake, much to the chagrin of my little boys. But placing live pumpkins and moss under a sealed dome can lead to problems. Moisture builds up and mold sets in. But one of the tricks I’m sharing with you today will keep that moisture away and keep everything under the dome nice and dry!
I give you a brief description of each pumpkin preservation tip, but be sure to click the links on each one to read the tips in full.
365ish Days of Pinterest
This blogger swears by soaking pumpkins in a bleach bath then giving them a good wipe down with Vaseline to extend their lives.
Graceful Little Honeybee
A warm bath and a good towel off is what this blogger recommends to stretch pumpkins out for months of decorative use.
A Real-Life Housewife
There are some great tips here to extend the life of a carved pumpkin, including spraying the inside with a bleach mixture to keep bacteria at bay.
It’s Great to be Home
Floor cleaner can not only give your gourds a pretty shine, but it can create a layer to keep moisture out of them.
Creative Cain Cabin
This blogger says after giving your pumpkins a good wash and dry to spray them with a clear spray paint to keep moisture from getting in.
Family Food Garden
If you grow your own pumpkins, these are some great tips for harvesting, curing, and storing them until you are ready to use them.
This is a pretty powerful photo. And, as stated, this blogger tried 7 different methods to preserve her pumpkins and 1 worked like a charm.
My Science Project
This blogger did all the work for you on testing methods to find out how best to preserve a carved pumpkin by trying 5 different methods, including a white school glue method I had never heard of. Do you think you know which method was best?
The V Spot
This tip is the one I was hinting at earlier. It is one of my favorite tips for keeping moisture out of my pumpkin displays. But I do recommend keeping the silica in the packets. It will work just as well.