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THROW Up-Cycled Bags creates accessories from thrown away and excess material To help avoid unnecessary trash, the THROW Up-Cycled Bags use material from trade show banners and event tents.

IKEA TROFAST children's desk and chairs! This DIY IKEA children's desk has an additional table that lets kids play opposite one another. I built this hack because my kids often want to use our kitchen table to spread out, play or draw. However they insist that no grown up is in the room when this is happening, which is an issue at dinner time.

Cricut Treat Box - ENJOY The box is dressed to impress! Pack up some goodies for the neighbors, friends, or your office mates. Plus, you/they can reuse them to keep the holiday spirit going. SALVAGE TIP - Even though we have shown this box in a Christmas setting, it could easily be used for other occasions.

What's up with Upcycle Parts Shop? They're hosting a five-year anniversary party Upcycle Parts Shop is hosting a street party for its five-year anniversary of opening in Cleveland's St. Clair-Superior neighborhood.The free party takes place Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

Repurposed Shutter Memo Board I told you I was inspired by watching Flea Market Flip last week when I constructed my bar cart. Well the same goes for this weeks project, a memo board made from an old shutter. Last week, when I saw the contestants pick up a vintage shutter my ears perked right up.

How to make geode inspired circle weaving art I have been seeing geodes all over the place. I loved them as a kid. My dad had a collection of them. When I spotted these recycled cardboard art pieces with circle weaving in the center I was fascinated by the craft combo.

Skullcandy Unveils Upcycling Program As an added bonus, Skullcandy and Cali Resources will donate a portion of the proceeds generated from the upcycled products to Protect Our Winters, the leading climate advocacy group for the winter sports community.

From Trash to Fashion, Upcycled Cutlery Into Jewels Long story short: the only shiny things that they were allowed to touch was the flatware. So they stole a fork or spoon and gave it as a gift for their beloved ones. Soon they found a way to make the cutlery look more like jewelry and wore it as one.

Budget Christmas Wreath Pt. 2 Along with making the new wreaths I shared in my last post, I have also been giving the wreaths that I have used for years much needed makeovers. Beyond that, I've actually gone into the attic and retrieved all of my florals and garlands to see what sort of refreshing I could do to them as well…man, I've got a lot of work to do!

Q: Which chest of drawers fits under the KURA bed? Yes, you can definitely add one or two chest of drawers under the KURA. I've seen quite a few IKEA KURA bed with effectively integrated storage under it. The KURA bed is tall enough to allow chest of drawers like the NORDLI to fit comfortably under it.

8 Upcycled Dog Toys to Get Your Dog Thinking Professional dog trainers agree on the fact that both mental and physical stimulation are important to keep our dogs balanced and happy. This article takes a look at 8 upcycled dog toys, from simple to more complex, that you can make from common household items to get your K9 thinking.

Amber Glass Bottles with Metallic Leaves DIY Amber Glass Bottles with a Twist. Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece. Christmas Card Organizer. And if you enjoyed this upcycling idea for fall decor, then you'll love this plaid throw blanket I made from wool scarves! Craft on!

Christmas Stocking Shelf Easy step by step directions will show you how easy it is to make a Christmas Stocking shelf out of two boards. You may not have a valance like this one, but you can easily use 2 regular boards.

DIY Christmas Centerpiece with Snooker Balls Create a one of a kind DIY Christmas Tree centerpiece from repurposed snooker balls and cupcake holder.

DIY Christmas Desk Tidy Decor DIY Snowman Pencil Holder. DIY Penguin Pencil Holder. DIY Polar Bear Pencil Holder. In the meantime, here are some great Christmas Crafts for Kids:. Your email address will not be published. Recipe Rating. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Meet the husband-wife duo that is upcycling old Army uniforms into trendy bags Mumbai-based startup Sepoi is attempting to promote sustainable living and preserve the pride of the Indian Army by upcycling used army uniforms into bags.

Talk of the Town #200 Welcome back to the 200th week of Talk of the Town! Thanks again for bringing over your beautiful projects and recipes last week. First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! Very Simple Christmas Decor. Christmas Baking Kitchen Centerpiece with Vintage Kitchenware.

Talk of the Town 200 Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! Very Simple Christmas Decor. Christmas Baking Kitchen Centerpiece With Vintage Kitchenware. DIY Wood Shaving Fire Starters: Tree Branch and Log Project Ideas.

IKEA's future lab shows us how to grow mushrooms A cookbook packed with recipes based on future food trends, including a guide on how-to grow mushrooms. IKEA's future living lab SPACE10 has made their first ever cookbook with a collection of recipes based on future food trends. Titled Future Food Today, you can expect an explosion of the quirkiest flavours.

Rustic JOY Christmas porch sign - Funky Junk Interiors Learn how to make this super festive rustic JOY Christmas porch sign with stencils, including a snowflake for the O! With Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils.

12 Days of Christmas Day 1 Christmas Card Box Hello, and welcome to my annual 12 Days of Christmas ideas posts. I look forward to sharing with you 12 different, easy DIY ideas for the holidays. This year I have decided to use Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils on ALL 12 projects. Why you ask? No, I am not being paid to.

Family hand card great for all sorts of holidays I spotted this fun family hand card over at the blog Cafe Mom with a punch of other cute Thanksgiving crafts. I like this idea of making an accordion card with each member of your family's hand for Christmas or Valentines Day.

Upcycled wedding dress made from men's cast-off shirts fits eco challenge for artist Carmel Ryan This wedding gown has been worn by some high profile men in Alice Springs, including the Mayor and a war hero — and they are proud of it.

2-in-1 learning tower and high chair for older kids This is a really easy hack of an IKEA BEKVÄM step stool into a learning tower high chair. Only a couple of steps, because the base items are so well suited for this conversion. We already know that this type of hack has a long history. But the thing is, we were not really familiar with the styles.

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