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How To: Make Stars From Upcycled Drink Cans

We are so excited to start our Christmas 2013 upcycled decorating series. Enjoy our upcycled decorating ideas! These upcycled  can stars are lovely. You could use them as individual ornaments, string them as a garland or use them as a gift topper. The step-by-step photos and directions are concise and easy to follow.  Click here for the complete tutorial. Pin this today to start making your own hand-made ornaments.   Happy Upcycling, Jill    

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How To: Turn An Aluminum Bottle Into A Cup

  I see this as a man upcycle project. I can envision an entire set of these cups lining the walls of a man cave or a college apartment. Make sure you look through the entire tutorial. You don’t want people getting cut on the lip of the cup. The directions offer clear instructions for turning the edge over for making it safe for drinking. Click here for the entire step-by-step tutorial.   Happy Upcycling! Jill  

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How To: Upcycle Tights Into Leggings

  In the last week, I have had three different moms tell me that their daughter didn’t like tights. Now that I think about it, I don’t really like tights either. They are hard to get on little ones and they make my feet feel claustrophobic. Now you can convert those darling tights into even cuter leggings. Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial from U Create and you will have some brand new leggings for fall.   Happy Upcycling, Jill

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How To: Retire and Recycle an American Flag

Happy Independence Day! Today in the United States we will be celebrating our independence and we thought it would be a great time to discuss what to do with your old worn out American flags. If your flag is made out of wool or cotton then burning them following a retirement ceremony is the best method to use. You can drop off your worn flags at your local American Legion or contact your local Boy Scout or Girl Scout counsel for help with disposing of your worn flags. Many …

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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