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DIY Patriotic Project Ideas + Talk of the Town #179 DIY Patriotic Project Ideas + Talk of the Town. July 4th is only a little over 2 weeks away, but there's still time to whip up some decor with these DIY Patriotic Project Ideas! Last week's party was filled with ideas, so I'm featuring a few of my favorites.

Talk of the Town #179 20 Farmhouse Patriotic Table Ideas. Vacation Travel Jars Repurposed and Upcycled. 5 Simple Steps To Paint A Fun Chalkboard Wall. How To Quickly Update A Plant Stand Table. Vintage Bicycle Garden Art Lora B Create and Ponder. Mango Lassi Popsicle Recipe The Black Peppercorn.

CoaR's Eco-Friendly Beauty & Bath This fab book contains everything you need to begin creating less waste without compromising your beauty routine. The Eco-Friendly Beauty and Bath e-book includes:. 4 Upcycled Storage Ideas. 6 Fabulous Face Tutorials. 7 Bodacious Body DIYs. 3 Healthy Hair Recipes.

Funky washstand with drawer from IKEA cart A neat little washstand hack that evolved from our remodeling the downstairs bathroom. We quite fancied getting a wash basin instead of the traditional sink and vanity but couldn't source a suitable washstand. It just so happened that we had two BEKVÄM kitchen carts lying around unused.

Bonnie Wright Is Encouraging Kids To Upcycle Their Toys & Save The Ocean You might be used to seeing her shooting around a quidditch pitch or putting death eaters in their place but Harry Potter actor, Bonnie Wright has taken on the role of eco warrior and it suits her. Ginny Weaselly was definitely a hero of mine growing up.

Spruce up your wardrobe with a clothes upcycling workshop Got a tonne of old clothes that are headed straight for the tip? Well hold fire! There could be life in the old dress yet. The Visible Mending clothing upcycling workshop is a place to take the clothes you're sick of looking at, and transform them into something sick to wear.

Finally, Fusion Finished! Have you ever wanted something real bad and then, when you get it, all you can do is sit and grin at it? I've been grinning at my finished fusion quilt for a couple of weeks now and I figure it's time to share it with you. I know some of you will be happy to celebrate with me!

Password Book / Password Organizer from an Old Phone & Address Book An old phone and address book is less critical in a cell phone world, so upcycle one into a password book / password organizer for your desk instead!

Projects for Children - Repurposed beds & Cribs Kid's Organization Ideas using Repurposed Furniture. 50 Headboard Bench Ideas. Repurposed Headboards. Sharing is caring!

How to make pom pom sparklers for 4th of July I usually strive to make my pom poms as dense as possible but these sparse ones make great sparklers featured in a recycled jar don't they? Pop on over to the blog Craft Klatch for the tutorial and video on how to make yarn pom pom sparklers for a 4th of July decoration.

The Upcycled Garden: Pink For Your Boho Cottage Garden There's an inter-twining of themes when we talk about vintage and upcycled and even the style of Bohemian or Cottage because they all have a few common elements. You guessed it, Vintage is the common element throughout.

Antique Fireplace Mantel Through the Years I've shared how our antique fireplace mantel has changed through the years with different decor, styling and different wood finishes.

Rental friendly outdoor storage bench and wall panel Having always admired the look and functionality of the ÄPPLARÖ wall panel and storage bench combination, I was almost dissuaded when I learned the panel would require fixing to a wall and is not actually fixed to the storage bench itself. Being in a rented apartment I did not want to drill holes in walls.

Fashion students show how old clothes can be 'upstyled' Fashion students showed off their creative flair by creating 'zero waste' outfits out of old clothes as part of their degree.

Peel and Stick Removable Brick Backsplash We used two rolls for this area. If you have any questions about either of our peel and stick trials, feel free to let us know in the comments below. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Recipe Rating. Comment. Name. Email.

Easy & Cheap DIY - Coffee Table Top Made from Pallets This is an easy and cheap way to update your old coffee table using some palletwood, stain and paint! See the full tutorial here.

Toilet Paper Roll Little Red Riding Hood Craft If you love Fairy Tale Crafts and Fairy Tale Story Telling Props. we have lots more for you to check out! Be sure to visit Meri Cherry next in the Blog Hop series, for her lovely Kids Craft and revisit the 14 Kids Crafts 101 page each to find links to the next idea.

Upcycled Life: Fuse plastic bags to create fabric for zippered pouch Single use plastic bags still make their way into my house despite the fact that I carry a reusable bag with me and have several in my car. So I'm always looking for ways to upcycle these plastic bags into something more functional. Fusing layers of thin plastic bags creates a stronger material that can be cut and sewn.

Super fun way to make a secret nook As a kid I used to tuck a blanket into the top drawer of a desk and snuggle in under the desk with a pillow to read and play. This use of 2 filing cabinets look like a great way to make a play nook in a home office any kid would love to hang out in while their parent worked.

Vacation Travel Jars Repurposed & Upcycled Vacation Travel Jars Repurposed and Upcycled. I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a chronic bottle and jar saver. The only problem is when I run out of shelf space to store them. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into vacation travel jars filled with sand, shells, or money!

The Upcycled Garden Volume 12: Using Recycled & Salvaged Materials In Your Garden Either way, I'm back again with my 12th installment of The Upcycled Garden, where you will find my picks for the very best ideas for using repurposed, recycled, and salvaged materials in your garden and outdoor landscape. So enough chat and let's get on to these beautiful ideas!

Original handmade lamp out of repurposed plastic milk container A pendant lamp made out of repurposed plastic. For those of you who aren't familiar with the term upcycling: It's the process of transforming waste materials / objects, useless, or unwanted products into new products and/or materials of better quality, with a different function and often with better environmental value.

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 482 - Funky Junk Interiors Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 482. Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific. Hello all! I have some SUPER exciting news… while you are reading this, my plane has just taken flight to my most favorite place on earth… This girl needs her tropical fix.

Make a Garden Obelisk in 3 easy steps But then there was a problem. The plant had a huge pile of climbing branches. In its original spot, the branches were hanging on ropes tied to the strong curtain rails of the bow window. On the second floor the windows are completely different and the curtain rails are quite flimsy.

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