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.

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

DIY Game Tables For Family Game Night

I have been interested in DIY game tables for a fun family game night for quite some time. I have been given an antique table top (no base) and would love to recycle this into a game table top. This piece is nostalgic for me and takes me back to childhood.

10 Ways To Upcycle An Old Ladder

I am fascinated with old ladders and want to share 10 ways to upcycle an old ladder with you. Recently, I was given an old, rickety wooden ladder that was going to go to the trash if I couldn't do something with it. In fact, I created two projects out of this ladder

Budgeting For Your DIY Project – When to Save, When to Splurge

You can save money when budgeting for your DIY project; learn when to save and when to splurge on materials. A DIY project can really hit you in the wallet...hard. But if you know what you can save money on and where you need to really spend it, you can alleviate some of the financial strain.