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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 friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Heart Shaped Foods… just in time for Valentine’s Day. I absolutely love crafting and food… combining the two is even more fun! So here are some ways you can show a little love in the food you make around Valentine’s Day!
Hearts just happen to be my favorite shape, so I’ll put all the hearts on all the things if I have an excuse. Even food! Some of these heart food ideas would be great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Here are a few breakfast ideas you might like for Valentine’s Day…
Eggs in a Basket by Juneberry Lane
Nutella and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast by Mel’s Kitchen
Loaded Baked Omelette Muffins by Skinnytaste
These heart shaped foods would be great for lunch or dinner…
Cheese Burger Pockets by Pocket Change Gourmet
Heart Raviolis by Hungry Happenings
Heart Shaped Sushi Rolls by Holly’s Helpings
Mini Heart Pepperoni Pizzas by Sarah Hearts
Chicken Noodle Soup with heart carrots by Recipe by Photo
Heart Cheese Quesadillas by Smart School House
Heart Shaped Monte Cristo by Williams Sonoma
Heart Shaped Calzones by Messy Aprons
Veggie Salad of Hearts by Jo and Sue
Heart Shaped Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup by Make Myself a Home
These recipes would be delicious for Valentine’s Day dessert…
Sweet Heart Cherry Pies by Cake Student
Pear Raspberry Heart Pies by Martha Stewart
So there you have it… 15 *unique* heart shaped foods that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Do you make something special for this holiday?
Join us next week for even more Must Have Craft Tips!
Hello friends! Welcome to another week of fun Must Have Craft Tips!
We are just a few week’s away from Valentine’s Day so I thought it would be fun to show you some tips on adding hearts to all the things! Clothes, home decor, even gift ideas. The fun thing about sewing with hearts is that it works for year round projects too – everyone loves hearts! So let’s dive right in!
Have you ever sewn up a heart project? Tell us about it in the comments!
Make sure you check back next week for more tips and inspiration!
I love that this printable from Freebie Finding Mom and the fact that it gives you tasks to do everyday and also breaks it down by day of the week tasks. It is easy to read and and breaks it down by rooms so you aren’t overwhelmed by tackling multiple spaces at once.
Get your kids involved by creating a easy to follow chore chart for them to to daily or weekly tasks.
This Chore Chart from Go Grow Go is perfect to get your kids in on the cleaning too.
So you have all these printables to keep you on track with your cleaning schedule but now you have all these papers making a mess and you need to keep track of. How about creating a Cleaning Binder like this one from Clean and Sensible to keep all those papers in one place?
Want to give your house a good top to bottom cleaning but not sure where to start? Use this 31 Day Cleaning Schedule from Fresh and Organized to work your way through your house and hit zones you may not think about when doing normal everyday cleaning.
Now that you’ve gotten on a good cleaning schedule, let’s talk about ways to declutter and organize the items left in your home.
Start by decluttering your entire house one room at a time. This printable checklist from While He was Napping for Ask Anna will help you work through your whole house and declutter and clean as you go.
Want to organize your home or life better but just don’t have a lot of time to tackle it all at once? Follow this 52 Week Schedule fro Home Storage Solutions to work at it one week at a time through the whole year.
What if you REALLY want to declutter and get serious about what actually stays in your home?
Be sure to print out this printable checklist from Making Lemonade using the Konmari Method.
And now that your house is decluttered, let’s use labels to stay organized.
If you have young kids, print out these Toy Bin Labels from Teaching Mama to teach your young ones how to properly clean up and stay organized.
Do you create your own cleaning products? Print these Cleaning Labels from The Handmade Home to keep everything properly labeled and uniformed looking.
Get that pantry organized with these beautiful editable Farmhouse Pantry Labels from World Label.
And lastly, keep all those storage bins labeled by using these Printable Labels from In My Own Style. Mark them with what’s inside and you don’t have to rummage through each bin to figure out what’s inside.
One more item that will help organize all aspects of your life and home.
This checklist from Home Storage Solutions has everything from Grocery Shopping Lists, Inventory Lists, Contact Information, and much, much more.
I hope that some of these printables come in handy for you in the New Year! Also, we hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll see you in 2017 with all new tips!
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! It’s Bev here for our Must Have Craft Tips post – and we’re working on organization this month! One of the areas I really need to work on in December is gift tracking. I have the hardest time remembering what I’ve given from one year to the next!
If you’re in the same boat – I have some great tips this week for organizing and keeping track of gifts!
1 – Organize who you are buying for. It’s tough to shop and find the right thing if you don’t go in with a list of recipients. It’s so easy to get caught up in the fun of buying, and forget to get something for everyone on your list! Don’t forget to mark off when they are wrapped too!
Christmas Gift List – Going Home to Roost
2 – Make it easy to take your list with you! Finding cute gift lists to fit in your planner is a great way to keep track of what you’ve bought so you don’t repeat gifts, or overbuy either! It’s also a great way to make sure you don’t lose the list! :)
Planner Printable – Minted Strawberry
3 – Don’t forget stocking stuffers! (something I always leave until the last minute!) If you’ve got a handy printable you can check items off as your out shopping and get it finished early.
Stocking Stuffer Printable – Organizing Home Life
4 – Stay on budget! Keeping track of what you’re buying lets you know when you’ve reached the budget for each person.
5 – Don’t lose those online orders. With all the online shopping we do, it’s sometimes tricky to keep track of what we’ve ordered, and from where! This handy printable gives you a place to keep track of what you’ve ordered and when it’s arriving!
6 – Don’t forget about Handmade Gifts! These cute printables keep gift ideas handy and give you a spot for listing supplies you need too!
Holiday Project Idea List – At Home with Kim Vallee
7 – Find just the right gift! If you’re not sure what to buy, this cute little Gift Wish list is a great way to get ideas! I love that it’s more than just a list of things they want, it’s a great way to get to know their likes and activities, so you can really get creative!
Wish List Printable – Stout Stop
8 – Don’t forget to say Thanks! This Christmas Gift Received List is a great way to keep track of who received what, and if you’ve sent out thank you notes! This is especially great if you have big families opening gifts all at once. It can be a little tough to remember who gave what!
Gifts Received List – Pinch A Little Save-A-Lot
I hope these lists help you organize your gift buying and budget! I know they’re going to be a big help to me!
Hi everyone! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a new theme for our crafty series for December.
This month we are discussing all things ORGANIZATION! And since we’re still in the beginning of December, I thought we could discuss organizing Christmas.
I love making lists and, even more so, marking things off of them when they are complete! Years go I made a Christmas Planner and it was such a big help during the holidays. I even have a blank (free) December calendar printable that you can use for keeping December straight, marking holiday parties, when and where to gift shop, or even to keep up with the antics of your Elf on the Shelf (which is what I use it for).
I have rounded up some great printables to help you stay organized all December long! Many of these are offered as both 8.5×11 sheets as well as the smaller A5 paper size for small binders. Print the set that most suits you or mix and match to be sure you get everything you need.
This set includes all of the major printables you need to keep organized for Christmas. I need the Christmas card list something fierce!
Free Christmas Planner Printables from Mom’s Favorite Stuff
You can plan your entire month of December in one sitting with this planner set.
Free Christmas Planner Printables from Art & Whimsy
These printable wish lists are perfect for anyone to fill out. Print and hand out to family member to learn what they really want for Christmas. The color scheme and patterns are pretty darn cute, too!
Free Printable Wish Lists from Organizing Home Life
Raise your hand if you’re a list lover! (My hand is waving SUPER high!) I could fill these lists out for days.
List Lovers Free Holiday Printables from Home Coming
I’m loving this Holiday Menu Planner for keeping various holiday meals and get togethers in order! It also comes with a printable holiday baking list to keep track of your special recipes. There are also lots of tips to help make your meal planning prep run smooth.
Free Holiday Meal Planning Printable from Organizing Junkie
One of my favorite things about this planner, besides the color scheme, is that it comes with a sheet to record Christmas crafts. How awesome is that?? It’s not only for planning holiday crafts with my kids, but any crafts I’ve seen that I want to create.
Free Printable Christmas Planner from A Typical English Home
Just in need of somewhere to write out your gift lists? This free printable may be all you need.
Christmas Gift List Printable from Minted Strawberry
This clever planner set comes complete with a cleaning list which, while not the funnest aspect of Christmas, still needs to be tackled.
Free Christmas Planner Download from Becoming Martha
The planner is great for people keeping to a strict budget for Christmas. Keep up with costs and purchases. I also love this set because it has a page just for YOU! Keep a list of what YOU want/need for Christmas.
Free Holiday Planner Printable from A Bowl Full of Lemons
This unique planner set comes with a sheet just for the Christmas tree: need new ornaments? need to replace bulbs? Write it down so you don’t forget. I’m also loving the Cookie Shopping List page. A sheet dedicated just to Christmas cookies?? This is totally up my alley!
Free Christmas Planner Printables from Growing Up Gabel
This cute set stands out for it for it’s cute page for the kids to fill and and breakdown list for parents to record where gifts are coming from: you, Santa, stocking.
Printables to Organize Christmas from Mary Organizes
Already have a planner or holiday calendar? Print and cut these free planner stickers to help you with your organization!
Printable Planner Stickers from Planner Addiction