It’s always fun in my book when I can get crafty and re-use an item for something new. While I’m hoping that we can get a lot more done on the house itself in 2017. Here are the top 10 favorite crafty reused items from this year.
Reused items for outdoor decor.
Used lanterns transformed into outdoor diy solar lanterns.
An old wooden cupola was turned into an outdoor garden table.
Several old lamps were de-wired for diy solar use with a patriotic flare.
These garden gnomes got a new look with a faux moss technique that can be used outdoor for a variety of outdated garden statues and chachkis.
Reusing old picture frames.
This old picture was missing the backing. I re-used it to give this mossy shamrock a floating frame look.
I loved the look so much, I reused another frame to make a twig name plate for my nephew. Which is currently hanging proudly in his little-boy bedroom.
The next time you come across an older frame with the back portion missing or broken, remember that it’s not garbage quite yet. There’s a world of craft and nature items that can be glued to the glass and highlighted in a floating frame style. For cheap!
Reusing glass bottles.
Used bottles, paint and E6000 glue became these coastal inspired faux nautical buoys. This project, by the way was my favorite of the year crafty idea of this year 😉
Hot glue, chalk paint and old wine bottles were used to make a similar but shabby chic rendition of the same thing.
After trying both types of glue as a way to create writing under paint, I’d would choose the E6000 glue for any future projects.
I’ve collected several vintage work aprons. They’re cool enough on their own indeed. Displaying them as art alone is a fine way to put them to use. I like the idea of turning them into hanging storage, you can see the details, here.
But I also liked the idea of trying them out as vertical planters, too. These old work aprons are a bit hard to come by, but what about vintage aprons of any kind. How cute would an old flowery apron to hold utensils in the kitchen. Or garden tools in the potting shed?
Repurposed wooden dish rack.
They don’t make things like they used to. Wooden dish racks included! Ours broke after like one year but I couldn’t bring myself to toss it out. I added a piece of pallet wood and some clothes pins. Voila, a hanging missing sock holder. Variations of this idea could be for hanging snacks up off the counter to save space. A Christmas card display. What else?
I hope that you all are finding a way to wrap up your year and tie it in a bow. If only, right?
Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year to you!! XO~ Amy
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