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Snow Man Door Stop
With just a few scraps of fabric from an old polyester blanket and a few household craft supply items you can create this adorable snowman door stop for your home or as gifts to give for the holidays.
Craft Project: Lighted Welcome Tin
Reuse those Christmas popcorn tins to welcome your holiday guests and place it by an entrance or anywhere to make them feel welcome and add holiday charm to your home.
Recycled Snowman Candy Containers
Recycle and reuse those empty plastic spice bottles and deli food containers to create candy holders for your snowman themed Christmas village. Add all sorts of candies to each one for both visual holiday enjoyment and tasteful pleasure.
Craft Project: Stenciled Backpacks
Turn your otherwise boring solid color backpack into a work of art using stencils to add your own touch and design to it. This was my boring rolling back pack that I love to use for traveling but was a darker color of solid blue and not very feminine looking at all.
Craft Project: Beaded Flip Flops
Summer is here and Flip Flops to enjoy wearing are a must for comfort and style. Ever see all those beautiful embellished flip flops in all the stores that cost $10 or more and wish you could buy them but can't afford to splurge and do so?
Bucket Wind Chimes
Make use of old tin buckets and turn them into wind chimes. When the large chimes I bought broke from the wood ring on top that had rotted from the winter weather, I used my tin buckets as the base and bonger to give them new life and a prettier look.
Painted Grill Cover
Spice up your plastic grill cover by painting on a summer design. Just by hand painting or even painting your design on with stencils you can give your grill cover a new look for summer.
Father's Day First Aid Kit
Make a great first aid kit for Dad on Father's Day from old lunch boxes.
Americana Wooden Wall Display
Take all those tiny wooden items you may have that are unpainted and give them an Americana theme to display in a group for Memorial Day and 4th of July.
Give your old lantern a new look for your Memorial Day Celebration. This was an old rusty lantern that I gave new life to with an Americana Theme for Memorial Day and can be used as well for 4th of July.
Recycled Bird Feeder
Recycle and create a pretty Spring Bird Feeder from used McDonald's Happy Meal bucket and plastic mayonnaise jar.
Easter Basket Garter
Create beautiful holiday theme basket fabric garters to embellish baskets with strips of fabric and elastic. Add them on as embellishments to basket handles or rims. Here I have embellished this little basket's outer edge with a very pretty Easter print fabric in 3-inch wide strips.
Craft Project: Easter Bunny Fabric Wind Sock
Create a cute bunny windsock for your outside trees or porch to twirl in the breeze.
My 5-year-old grandson wanted us to make our own good luck leprechaun to hang on our front door. And this is the simple one we made together.
Use Ceiling Fan Year Round
By setting your room ceiling fan on its lowest setting and using year round for heat or air conditioner, you can help lower the cost of your electricity bill. Remember to reverse the switch on the ceiling fans adjustments.
Valentine Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
Create decorative soap dispensers by using mason jars and recycled pump dispensers from inexpensive store bought liquid hand soap plastic dispensers. Add themed fabric circles and ribbon to create a very pretty dispenser for liquid hand soap or lotions.
Valentine Electric Candle
Created with a metal heart tin and matching lid, miniature electric candle, clip art as inside background, mini silk flowers, mini wooden pieces, lace, and doilies.
Craft Project: Padded Fabric Stocking
Make easy padded stockings with this simple pattern of fabric layers which include any type fabric cut in amounts of 4 and 2 layers of batting. I have made this size which is 9 inches long 4 inches wide and 7 inches from heal to toe end.
Wood Plank Santa Claus
Choose your wood source of any size you like. Cut your wooden mittens and boots from scrap wood pieces make them the size needed to match your wooden Santa's body. Paint his body red first, let dry. Paint the top end of the plank, just far enough down in a flesh color to be his face and let dry.
Free Whopper at Burger King
Burger King has an 800 number on the back of their receipts to call in to answer survey questions. After you do so, you will be given a code number to write onto the back of that receipt.
Craft Project: Halloween Painted Jeans
Transform those old jeans/overalls/skirts, etc into Holiday Wear. With this EASY Project for lasting results of enjoyment. All you need is a scene of your choice (here I did The Peanuts Gang with Charlie Brown receiving his bag of rocks).
Give Trick or Treaters a Candy Container
Give Trick or Treaters a candy container if they come with plastic bags to your door. My husband noticed some kids who came to the door were only carrying a grocery plastic food bag to get their candy.
Old Window Themed Art
Our master bathroom had no windows and I wanted something in there that made me feel as though it did and looked pretty to match my floral theme. I like to free hand paint so I bought an old wooden 2 pane glass window which I bought at our local salvage place that recycles, it cost $2.
Fabric Pillow Panel Mini Garden Flag
Create your own inexpensive outdoor mini garden flags by using fabric pillow panels.
Character Popcorn Holders and Party Hats
These are made from a triangle shape template and reusing McDonald's large fries containers. Print your image onto plain paper or card stock and cut out with template. Cover by using glue or staples. Use as popcorn holders or party hats. Ideal for any theme parties. Kids will love making them!
Quilted Sunglasses Case
Save those extra quilted fabric squares and create a soft plush quilted sunglasses or eyeglasses case with a cell phone pocket.
Ribbon Ties Easter Wreath
Easy way to decorate your grapevine wreaths for Easter are just to run a ribbon through it's vines and then just use plastic eggs and sandwich the ribbon between the egg and close.
Easter Themed Fabric Crayon Rolls
These crayon rolls are so easy to make and you can use any theme fabric that kids like such as Dora, SpiderMan, etc. Here I have made an Easter theme one, great for the Easter baskets.
Valentine Towel Bibs
Valentine towel bibs can easily be made with just a couple of fabric items. You just take a simple tea towel or dish towel and fold over one end about 5 inches, cut a u-shape in the center and then add ribbing fabric to the neckline with a single machine straight stitch.
Reuse Gift Cards For Tree Decorations
Here's a fun and cute way to use those gift cards given from retail stores. We all receive them in so many themes and characters that are so pretty. Just use a hole punch in one corner and hang them from your tree as decoration.
Reusing Items to Organize Spices
I like buying those plastic spice bottles that are so inexpensive, $0.48 to $0.99 each. They come in so many choices for all your baking and cooking needs.
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