Category Archives: Recycle it

Mini Pallet Fridge Organizers

Cute – Make one for each family member!


  • Sheet of 1/4″ plywood (you’ll need at least a 1’x2′ board per crate)
  • Circular saw & drill
  • Wood glue (I use *Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue MAX)
  • Wood clamps
  • Carpenter’s square or tape measure
  • Pencil, pen, paint brushes, & paper towels
  • Sandpaper – 60 grit (a sander is recommended but not required)
  • Magnetic Hook (9 lbs. capacity)
  • Paint (I like using chalk & acrylic paints) & Clear Furniture Wax (Annie Sloan Soft Wax is great)
  • Furniture Stain (Minwax Provincial is my favorite)
  • *Graphite paper for lettering
  • IKEA’s Dignitet Curtain Clips (optional)

Check out the instructions HERE


3D Paper Snowflake


CLick HERE for the instructions


Store Delicate Ornaments in an Egg Carton

We are lucky to have a relatives with a ceramics business – so each Christmas we all get new beautiful, but delicate ornaments. This idea is genius!
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Funky Fiber Beads

These are so colorful and funky!


You’ll need:

  • wire (22-26 gauge)
  • straws (any size from cocktail to regular; depends on what size finished bead you want)
  • fibers
  • seed beads
  • white glue

Check out the tutorial HERE

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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in $ave it, Art, Crafts, Gift it, Recycle it, Sell it, Wear it


Confetti Tumblers

Great easy and inexpensive craft – Use Martha Stewart Paints or DecoArt paints for longest lasting effect. Use colors that match your decor or use holiday colors – cute!


Click HERE for the instructions


Make a Silicone Mold



Click HERE for the step-by-step instructions

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Posted by on December 23, 2014 in $ave it, Art, Crafts, Recycle it


DIY Laundry Hamper or Carry-all Tote

Because you can carry this tote full of laundry or stuff – this would be perfect for any member of the family. Just use the appropriate fabric – love this!


You’ll need:


  • One 8-foot 1×2 lumber strip, cut into four equal 2-foot lengths
  • One 1/2″ dowel cut into two 16″ lengths.
  • One 1/2″ dowel cut into two 14.5″ *lengths
  • Eight screws for the dowels
  • Two 2″ bolts, two nuts and six washers.
  • Fabric – your choice! Don’t forget ribbon &/or buttons for embellishment


Click HERE for the instructions


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