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Blue Jean Hanging Travel Organizer

If you have ever used one of those over-the-door hanging shoe organizers, then you already know how handy they can be to keep your shoes organized.  Elena from ‘A Casarella suggested in her travel tips, that you bring one with when you travel. Isn’t that a clever idea? You hang it over the door in […]

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Turn a Gift Box into a Storage Box

If you haven’t thrown out all those gift boxes yet, you might want to see this before you do. It’s a simple tutorial on how to transform a standard shirt sized gift box into a storage box, or two for that matter. Sure, best practice when trying to stay clutter-free is to get all those […]

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Souvenir Bag Shoe Box Storage

My son went to Nashville and all he got me was a coffee mug!! Sure, I love my coffee, so the mug does come in handy, thank you.  But, in all honesty, I actually got a little more attached to the fancy bags he brought the souvenirs home in. Not the plastic kind, but the […]

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Raw Hide Faux Leather Storage Box with Lid

I’m all about the this faux leather, raw hide texture made with tissue paper and decoupage. I’ve just finished another group of lidded storage boxes for my linen closet update and I’m thinkin’ that they are lookin’ pretty worn and weathered… like raw hide! And to think anyone can get this textured look with decoupage, […]

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Sun Bleached and Weather Stained Over-the-Sink Window Shelf

I love the look of sun bleached and weathered wood.   It makes me feel like I’m at the beach!   In kitchen update 5  I was showing off an over-the-sink window shelf made out of pallet wood that was almost done, except for the final coats of stain. Well, here is kitchen update 6.  The […]

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Decoupage Paint Stick Magnets

Cover paint sticks with paper and decoupage and turn them into a magnet set for your refrigerator or message board.  I made a set using old maps and travel inspired scrapbook paper for my kitchen update.  I made an extra set as a house warming gift for my cousin, while I was at it.  I […]

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DIY Storage Beer Box with Lid

DIY Storage Beer Box with Lid

This storage beer box with lid might be deceiving.  It’s a box with a lid, sure.  It looks like it holds beer, because once upon a time it did, as you can see from the labeling.  However, now it’s being used for storage of other household items, in this case disguising a DVD collection.  Use […]

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Create More Space in Your Place with DIY Stackable Plastic Storage Drawers

In my constant search to create more storage space, I started using those plastic storage drawers that anyone can buy from a local department store, such as Wal-Mart.  They really come in handy to help me un-clutter here and there.  I couldn’t help but notice; however, that they would work even better for me if […]

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Faux Wood Grain Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy storage box with lid that has the look of wood without the cost or labor needed to make a lidded storage box from wood.  This one is made of cardboard and simply faux painted to look like real wood.   I used an empty computer paper box, but […]

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Diy Recipe Book Binder

Make your own recipe book binder to help you organize all of the recipes that you print out from your favorite online recipe sources.  If you have a binder that you no longer use, you can easily re-purpose it into a useful holder for recipes.   I made this one for my son to take […]

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Tie-Dyed Napkin Decoupage Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy keepsake or storage box using party napkins and decoupage.  Napkin decoupage is a little tricky because the napkin usually has two layers, but the creative options are plenty because party napkins are so colorful and inexpensive, not to mention the ever changing party themes offered on the market.  […]

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Wrapping Paper Keepsake Box

A keepsake box can be a great gift, and even better if it’s handmade.  I made this keepsake box from a few items including a storage box with lid ( I used a computer paper box), wrapping paper and decoupage.  Applying decoupage and paper to the cardboard makes the box more durable and long lasting.  […]

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Backgammon Decoupaged Nesting Tables

  Nesting tables are great space savers.  You can store the smaller pieces under the larger piece when not in use and pull the smaller pieces out when you need to use them.  I picked up this set of nesting tables for a great deal.  It was missing the top inserts, but with a little […]

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Turn Your Closet into a Mini Mud Room

    As EMBARRASSING as this is to show you just how cluttered and messy my front closet was, I think the transformation really proves worth it.  Since I completed this mini mud room makeover, I can honestly say that it has been much easier to keep it in order.  I live in a small […]

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New Fangled Old Fashion Recycling Bin

If you are looking to earn a little extra cash or reward points, consider saving beer and soda cans then turning them in to your local recycling center for a refund.    Ken enjoys woodworking and made the Can-Do Can Crusher from plans he found online at Woodworker’s Journal.  The can crusher works great, but […]

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