I’ve needed some storage jars in my bathroom for quite some time, but my bathroom is small so there’s not much space for bulky storage bags and boxes.
Mason Jars to the rescue! Actually, I upcycled a few old jam and pickle jars because they’re the perfect size for small bathroom needs like q-tips, cotton balls, makeup remover pads, and makeup brushes, and hair ties.
Not only are these storage jars functional, they’re cute, so they make great decor also. Read the whole post
Like many Americans, I drink too much coffee. I used to buy it all from Trader Joe’s so I had a lot of cardboard containers left over. I try to avoid throwing them away so I upcycle them. Grocery bag storage seemed like a great way to recycle.
This was my grocery bag situation:
I know, it’s rough. I’m ashamed of myself. That junk needed concealed somehow.
Enter: the Trader Joe’s coffee container.
Materials needed for homemade grocery bag storage
- Mod Podge
- paint brush
- old container
- scrapbook paper
Step 1: measure and cut
Measure your container and cut your scrapbook paper to comfortably wrap around it. Read the whole post
Those kitchen rolls, like plastic wrap and aluminum foil, drive me crazy because I can’t close my drawers without mangling the boxes. Recently, I finished a family-sized box of Cheerios and realized I could fit the rolls inside, so I wanted to find a way to upcycle it for kitchen storage.
Turns out, I had some plastic holds that I could use to hang it. The cupboard door seamed like a good location since it’s convenient, but out of the way. Read the whole post
In the past few years, I’ve accumulated numerous cords and chargers, as I’m sure many of you have. I used to store them in a basket, but that got messy quickly. Every time I wanted one I’d have to untangle several. That’s obviously not an effective storage solution.
I decided to upcycle a cardboard box and some toilet paper rolls to design a better option. So far, it seems to be working pretty well. I haven’t had to untangle anything, which is just wonderful. Read the whole post
This week, I got out my acrylic paints and the plastic bucket I keep them in broke right down the side. Paint tubes spilled out all over the floor. That was my inspiration for this week’s Make Something Monday’s craft project. There’s a little bit of good in every situation, right?
Since I try to work on a lot of upcycled crafts, I had kept some cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas to reuse. I found one that would hold all of my paint and decided to turn it into a storage box. Read the whole post
We eat a good bit of oatmeal in my house and I try to reuse the containers whenever possible. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I write tutorials for upcycled crafts a good bit. This is going to be one of them.
Oatmeal containers are perfect for open-top storage, like these roped organizers. They’re short enough that many items can be stored inside and you have easy access. Read the whole post
I’ve been writing this blog for about 5 years now. That means I have a whole lot of craft supplies.
I also live in an apartment, which means I don’t have a lot of space.
Until I eventually move out and buy a house, I’ve learned to improvise.
I had an old bookshelf that I wasn’t really using, so I turned it into a case for craft storage. I saved boxes, Mason Jars, vitamin containers and tins to store all of my supplies. Read the whole post
Scrapbook paper has become a love of mine in the past few years. It’s so versatile when it comes to crafting. I’m sure you’ve seen a few examples on the many craft blogs out there. Decoupage, origami, decorations… You name it. You can even make gift boxes with it, which is what I’m going to show you how to do today.
It’s really easy and only take about 15 mins. It’s great for holding little trinkets, candy, notes or whatever small objects you might want to gift. Read the whole post
This month’s craft challenge is tin… which means that I struggled to think of something fun because so many crafters upcycle soup and tuna cans. Don’t get me wrong, those upcycles are amazing. Don’t believe me? Check them out. Bird feeders, candle holders, garden accessories… the list is endless.
But I wanted something a little more original. I chose to upcycle some coconut water cans, but you can do it with soda cans, carbonated water cans, beer cans… whatever you want. Read the whole post
I don’t know about you, but I try to recycle or upcycle as much as possible. I keep 6-pack carriers, pasta jars and disposable tupperware because I know I can use them for other things, like storage.
A few months ago I made a travel case for my sketchbook, and I love it, but I can’t carry a ton of pens in it. Sometimes, I like to work on colorful drawings that require a variety of pens or pencils, so I decided to make an organizer from an old 6-pack carrier. Read the whole post