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TAG : Repurpose

Knitted Twine Planters

With these knitted twine planters, your plants will help bring any room alive with both foliage and funky style. Dress tin cans in twine to make these fun and funky planters for succulents, cactus, wheatgrass, or other plants.Difficulty: IntermediateTime to make: About 3 hoursTools & ...

How to Braid a Cozy Rag Rug

Colorful, cozy rag rugs are enjoying a resurgence as folks rediscover the frugal beauty of their ancestors' home goods. Photo by Adobe Stock/JanaRag rugs have been around as long as frugal folks have set aside worn clothing until they found something useful to do with the fabric. Besides ...

Hanging Candle Jar

Whether in your home or out in your garden, this hanging candle jar will provide a warm, relaxing glow to any space.Add light to your garden or home with these simple-to-make homemade candle jar holders.Difficulty: EasyTime to make: About 1 hourTools & Supplies:1 old board (from a pallet, ...

Bound-Up Bookcase

This upcycled bookcase uses painted apple crates to make a rustic chic place for books and knick-knacks. Turn empty crates into a stylish bookcase to fill an open space. Be sure to look around for your crates. They can be old, and they don't have to be identical. If you want new ones, you can ...

Recycle – Repurpose – Reuse

Its funny how society views things. When I was growing up, we reused everything possible because we were poor. Very little was wasted or thrown away. Soda bottles that were not turned in for the 5 cent refund were used for drenching live stock and storing used motor oil – which was used to ...

Repurpose Old Preserves and Bottles

Vintage Crafts(Skyhorse, 2013) by Clara Lidstrom is a guide to crafting on a budget. Vintage flair isn't just classy and cute; it's fun to create and perfect for any budget! So, let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don't back down from that deal at the yard sale. This ...

Happy Happy Happy

Dear Friends.Are you happy? If so, what makes you happy? Most of us would put our family and friends at the top of the list, but I’m fairly certain there are other things around us contributing to our happiness far more than we realize.The beginning of the new year brought suggestions to ...

Fix Your Broken Lawn Chairs

Our webbed chairs we use up at the lake finally gave up the ghost at the end of last summer. They didn’t completely give way, but close enough. Like my grandparents, I hate to throw things out, so rewebbing them made a good winter project. I ordered webbing from Amazon.com. As it turns out, ...

A New Firepit on the Homestead

In every home we have lived in, we have built an outdoor fire pit. And our homestead now is no different. We hope to remove some trees and landscape the yard surrounding the house next year. There was an overgrown unsightly clump of trees in the front yard that I hoped to take out and seed for ...

Well House to Potting Shed in One Day

The water well house was built with the original house in 1947 out of brick cinder blocks and appeared to be falling apart. The original yellow paint was peeling off and several bricks were missing or broken. Upon closer inspection, we found the bricks had been pushed inside the structure due ...

Turn Trash into Treasures

Have you ever broken a glass or spilled something on your dining room chair? Who hasn’t? Life is full of “oops moments,” which is why Glad® ForceFlex® Black Bag has teamed up with the Picker Sisters – best friends and interior designers Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen – to celebrate ...

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