I have so many soup and vegetable cans right now. (You might have noticed that my last craft project also used tin cans.) I like to try to upcycle them before giving them up to the recycling center.
With spring around the corner (don’t rain on my parade, I know I have a few months left of snow and cold weather), I have seed starters that will need a more permanent home soon. These types of cans make perfect planters for growing herbs. Read the whole post
Over the holidays, I made these upcycled snowman containers and filled them with homemade chocolate peanut butter cheesecake truffles to share with friends and family. (I’ll share the recipe for those later.)
The snowmen were a hit! Not only because they’re cute, but also because you can carry them like a pail. If you’re looking for a way to breathe new life into your soup and vegetable cans, this is your sign. Save them all year and turn them into functional gifts. Read the whole post
Oui is my favorite brand of yogurt, not just for the yogurt but for the reusable jars. I like making succulent planters out of them. A little spray paint goes a long way in transforming them from clear glass to rustic planters.
The textured spray paint, like stone, is the best for these. It has a natural earthy feel that brings the outdoors in.
You could also use these for home decor, centerpieces or gifts for holidays and birthdays. Read the whole post
National Upcycling Day celebrates the idea of reusing, repurposing old items instead of throwing them away.
The word “upcycling” has been around since the 90’s but didn’t get much traction until 2002 when there was a push to throw away less. Since then, there have been a ton of YouTubers, crafters, bloggers, and every-day people working to reuse their stuff so we can all live sustainable lives and save our planet. Read the whole post
These hanging mason jar lanterns might be my favorite candle craft so far. It’s such a simple design and is easy to put together.
If you dig back through my decor projects, you’ll find quite a few relating to candles and/or mason jars. You could say I have a minor obsession. Obviously, if I can combine the two, that makes the experience so much better.
Succulents are the cutest plants ever! I especially enjoy them because they don’t need a deep root system. They can grow in the most unique of containers. For example, I used these old beer cans to make my own DIY succulent planters and I love them!
If you’re not a beer fan, you can make this upcycling project with soda cans, coconut water cans, or whatever can you have piling up in your recycle bin.
You only need a few supplies to make a Succulent Planter and I’ll bet you already have most of them. Read the whole post
This is a crazy before and after, right? Someone gave me these end tables right before I left for college. Do you see all of the scratches on the left one? I’ve moved these to a different apartment or house 9 times. Now, a decade later, I still have them and they’re in need of a makeover.
I scoured Pinterest for refinishing ideas, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on them. These tables are over 10 years old and friends were encouraging me to buy new ones. Read the whole post
Oh my goodness, it’s been a crazy few months for me. I’ve missed you! I hope you all are safe and well.
I’m super excited to get back into crafting. It’s my escape from the mess of the world, but the crafting sessions have been few and far between.
Lately, I’ve been spending time planting and organizing a garden. This is a strange new hobby for me because I’m not great at planting anything. A few years ago, I started growing herbs and it took me a while to get the hang of that. Read the whole post
I’m a big fan of upcycling, so I’ve written this post to help you turn your old cardboard boxes into beautiful storage bins!
I often wonder why people go buy boxes for storage when they probably have some waiting to be recycled. I guess it’s a matter of convenience, but I’m pretty sure I made 2 storage bins before I could’ve made it back from the store.
A few days ago, I asked my Instagram followers what kinds of crafts they wanted to see in the next few months. Nearly everyone who responded wanted to learn how to make crafts that would help them organize their home, car, or life in general. I thought we would start with the basics: containers.
Glass jars are the perfect tool to organize with because you don’t have to pay extra for them. You get them when you buy pasta, pickles, salsa, and a ton of other products. Read the whole post