Upcycle A Used Jar Candle Into Two Items (and how to remove the candle wax safely)

When you burn a jar candle down to nothing, don't toss it! You can upcycle a used jar candle into two useful items in just a few minutes. I burn candles all the time. I love the warm glow and the delicate fragrant scent. As most of you know, I'm a thrifty DIY'er. But candles are a luxury that I don't mind spending my hard-earned cash on.

Empty Wood Spool Upcycled Into A Seasonally Decorated Side Table

I recently had an idea on how to fill an empty corner of my office without spending a dime. This involved an empty wood spool upcycled into a seasonally decorated side table. The spool I had in mind was a smaller spool, and it was just sitting in a warehouse waiting to be hauled to the dumpster. Of course, my upcycling senses kicked in! How could I let such a useful object be hauled off?

Chalk Painting With Antique Wax: An Old Shelf Makeover

I was recently given an old handmade decorative shelf, so I'm sharing the results of my first attempt chalk painting an antique wax finish to give this old shelf a makeover. While I've chalk painted several projects, I've always done the clear or white wax, so the antique look is a first for me!

9 Stylish DIY Pet Beds for Your Dog or Cat

Purchasing comfy and elegant beds for your pets can be quite expensive, and totally not worth it if Mr. Fluffy decides he doesn't like it. Let's be honest, pets can be very picky and fussy. Instead of shelling out some major cash to keep Oscar in comfort, why don't you spend time this coming weekend … Continue reading 9 Stylish DIY Pet Beds for Your Dog or Cat

How To Upcycle A Broken Chair Into A Planter

I've long been wanting to upcycle a broken chair into a planter for my yard. I have one particularly bare spot in my front flower bed that needed a good bit of color. Unfortunately, it gets full sun, during the hottest part of the day and nothing seems to thrive in this spot.

Upcycled vs Recycled

The upcycled vs recycled debate is a long and ongoing one. Staunch supporters of each feel one is more beneficial to the environment than the other. If you love debates and are at the moment, rubbing your hands in glee at an opportunity to contribute your own quota to this controversial topic, err....sorry to disappoint … Continue reading Upcycled vs Recycled

DIY How To Upcycle A Picture Frame Into An Earring Rack

I have seen this project on many sites but never could find a step by step DIY how to upcycle a picture frame into an earring holder tutorial. I searched for directions, but couldn't find them. I took matters into my own hands. I found an old frame, headed out to my shop, and figured it out, taking a few photos along the way.

Garden Ideas for Kids

If you're a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child's gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, develops their motor … Continue reading Garden Ideas for Kids

Upcycled Ladder Project Two: Shabby Chic Towel Rack For My She-Shed

I upcycled an old wooden ladder into a trellis last weekend. In that post, I promised you that part of the ladder which I cut down was going to make a second project. This is that project. It's a charming, shabby chic towel rack to keep in my She-Shed.