Making something new out of something that is old is a popular way to be frugal. There are several different terms to describe this process which can make it confusing to know what the differences are. You've probably heard the phrases recycle, repurpose and upcycle used interchangeably but they are not all exactly the same
One of my favorite things to do is to shop antique stores or flea markets for unique objects with fun character. I don't always know how I am going to use my findings but I usually figure it out at some point. That was the case with this unique bud vase. When I purchased an
Old sweaters with snags, stains, or style issues may not be good for wearing anymore but they can still be used in new ways. Just think about all of those decor items that you see in stores with knitted accents. You can get these same looks without having to knit a stitch. Upcycled sweaters can
If you are a reader, you might of an excess of old books lying around. Chances are, you may end up with more titles that you want to get rid of rather than keep. These old books don't have to be thrown out, however. They can be easily upcycled into some creative decorative decor. Although
I have been to several flea markets and antique stores and have seen so many different door knobs for sale. The beauty of the old glass knobs has me tempted to switch out all of our knobs at home but this wouldn't be real practical and I have never seen a whole set of matching
Save your buttons! Or, start collecting vintage buttons now to use in one or more of these fun button crafts. See the list of unique things you can make.
For book page crafts, learn how to age paper to get the look of old book pages with this simple aging technique using tea bags.
Once DVD albums became a thing, the old DVD cases began piling up everywhere. Who needs a separate case for each DVD when you can store them all together in handy album sleeves? This doesn't mean that the landfills need to be overflowing with plastic or tin though. These seemingly useless cases can be upcycled
If you like bird watching, you probably want to attract as many different species of birds to your yard as possible. A sure way to get them to come and visit is to provide them with food. They learn fast where their food sources are! Once you set out a bird feeder or two, just
As I am sitting in a dimly lit room, a light bulb went off! I shouldn't be throwing away my burnt out and seemingly useless light bulbs. What I should be doing is re-purposing them to create something fun and decorative instead. There are actually numerous light bulb crafts that are easy to complete and
Do you love to decorate for the different seasons but don't want to break the bank doing it? I have the perfect solution for you that is cheap and easy! By recycling items that you already have, you can create something new while getting rid of some clutter or trash items. These easy Fall DIY
With the change of seasons, there is always a fresh spark to get creative and switch out some home decor accessories. Usually, the start of Fall is when many of us get inspired for new crafts or DIY projects either for ourselves or to sell at craft shows. The care free time of Summer is