Archive for July, 2011

Upcycled Garden: Concrete Block Bench

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Great idea for some quick extra seating – never disapoints!


Eco-Friendly Bath Mat

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Everybody has old towels – I’m going to use our faded out pool towels to make something useful, fun and spectacular!

Instructions provided by

Wine Country: Chalkboard Wine Bottles

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Create your own labels – perfect for tasting parties!

This is a “must do” project – there’s simply no way around it.

Thank you soapdelinews!


Upcycled Garden: Boot Tray

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Practical and Pretty.

Much better than a mountain of muddy boots inside the doorway – Best of all, both the trays and rocks were purchased at the dollar store.

Lots of great ideas on the cheap at

Upcycled Garden: Milk Jug Flower Planter

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Equally brilliant for the vertical gardener or preschool class.

For more variations on a theme check out Little Eyes On Nature.

Upcycled Garden: Garden Art – Very Smart

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

So I had this rusted out tomato cage…

I flipped it over and used pliers to curl out the ends of the rusted prongs.

Next I used the pliers to adjust the prongs to fit my favorite colander and viola!

Very Smart.

Just Like Me.

Upcycled Garden: Solar Jar Lamps

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Perfect for impromptu family dinners under the grapevines  – I can’t wait to make these!

A big thank you to Our Life in a Click!

Upcycled Art: Fabric Canvas

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

I tried to make a quilt once, the remnants of my efforts are still stuffed in the back of my closet under a pile of clothes I keep for “just in case” reasons.

This is the coolest “quilting” idea ever – I could use up some of the old fabrics I have laying about, or upcycle that baby quilt i tried to make into a piece of art perfect for the nursery.

I love this idea, and I found it here.

Upcycled Garden: Lightbulb Vase

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Sweet and Smart – These would look great anywhere!

I’ve already picked the perfect spot for my hanging flower garden: the large tree in our front yard.

So many good ideas here.


Wine Cork Letters

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

I’m so over the wine cork trivet and its tired cousin the wine cork bulletin board –

But this? This is really cool!

Check it out here.


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