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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
How To: Make an Upcycled Rag Rug

Cleaning out your drawers and ready to part with a few old t-shirts? Here is a step-by-step tutorial for upcyling those old t-shirts into a soft and colorful rag rug. This would be so cute in a child’s room or maybe a laundry room. I think that it is a project  older kids could help with or even try on their own. Try a little upcycling on a rainy afternoon. Get the complete tutorial here. Happy Upcycling! Jill

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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Upcycled Bobby Pins

Here is a cute and easy tutorial for upcycling spare buttons, beads and baubles. You could use your Grandmother’s button collection or even some of those extra buttons you get when you buy new clothes.  I personally have every extra button I have ever received. I think some of the fabric covered floral buttons that I rocked in elementary school would look great on some bobby pins. Now you finally have a way to upcycle your tin of treasures. A Homemaker’s Journal has the complete tutorial. Happy Upcycling, …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
How To: Make an Upcycled Newspaper Basket

Hello craftiness! Let’s be honest, some upcycled projects are functional but seriously lacking in asthetics. This upcycled newspaper basket scores high in form and  function. The added trim and bow really bring it home for me. I am picturing several of these lined up on a shelf to house craft supplies. You could use either black and white newspaper or save the cartoon section for several weeks and make a colorful version. We love this upcycled project! Click here for pictures and step-by-step directions by Jeff Rudell of …

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Upcycled Cereal Box Gift Bags

SustainableMags has this  great idea for upcycling cereal boxes. We eat a LOT of cereal. On a good day we can go through a box of Cheerios without blinking. That means we recycle a lot of cereal boxes. Why not save them and upcycle them before recycling them? Think how cute a kids gift would be coming in a colorful cereal box. Happy Upcycling, Jill

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Monday, March 25, 2013
Candle Wax Upcycle

What do you do with your old jar candles? More times than not you end up with wax on the bottom and a wick that’s burnt out. Did you know that you can upcycle that good smelling wax into a new layered candle? It is so easy and the results are lovely. Go check out this step-by-step tutorial over at Happy Go Lucky. Happy Upcycling! Jill