Repurposed and Upcycled, Valentines Day, View All

DIY Up-cycled Valentine’s Dessert Platters

I was at the Eco-center and found this wonderful set of red vases perfect for Valentines Day decor and free! There is nothing better than knowing you kept something out of the landfill and turned something old into something new. If you follow my blog you know I'm a big fan of up-cycling and coming… Continue reading DIY Up-cycled Valentine’s Dessert Platters

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Barbie Says “Yes to this Amazing No-Sew Valentine’s Wedding Dress!”

Barbie is loving her new no-sew wedding gown and Valentine's wedding cake and she can't wait to throw her bouquet! I've included a tutorial for the dress, bouquet and cake. It just doesn't get easier than this NO-SEW beautiful wedding gown! You can make this in under 10 minutes and only a few minutes longer… Continue reading Barbie Says “Yes to this Amazing No-Sew Valentine’s Wedding Dress!”

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Easy DIY Valentines Sun-catcher Craft

Valentines Day is just around the corner so catch some rays with this easy, DIY Valentines Sun-catcher craft! I picked up some plastic hearts and heart shaped bracelets at the Dollar Tree and placed them on a metal cookie sheet covered in foil. Next I put them in an oven pre-heated to 350 for about… Continue reading Easy DIY Valentines Sun-catcher Craft

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Decorate DIY Barbie Doll Christmas Tree Version #2

Some of you might remember my blog DIY Christmas Tree that Barbie Can Decorate Herself and now there is version #2! All of the supplies are available at the Dollar Tree and it's a fun, easy and interactive project that your Barbie enthusiast will love. I've been so exhausted after the heart attack that I'm… Continue reading Decorate DIY Barbie Doll Christmas Tree Version #2

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Barbie’s DIY Valentines Day Adventure: An Up-cycled Love Story

I was going through some older DIY Barbie-Doll posts and thought given that I have a majority of new followers since my return to blogging, this might be the ideal way to share with you some of my previous Barbie Doll up-cycled projects that fit in with the Valentines Day theme and highlight some of… Continue reading Barbie’s DIY Valentines Day Adventure: An Up-cycled Love Story

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Cupcake Toppers

It's almost the big day! This project is great for any age or skill level. The cute, easy to make cupcake toppers are a great addition to your cupcake display and best of all - they're re-usable! I previously did a Christmas Cupcake Topper blog and I decided every holiday deserves its own recognition. Valentines… Continue reading Easy DIY Valentine’s Cupcake Toppers

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Valentines Cookies Your Sweetheart Will Love!

If you have to bake cookies for a school party or you want to bake something special for the ones you love this Valentines Day, these cookies are quick and easy to make and taste delicious. I've been using this recipe for at least twenty-five years and it never fails me. The cookies are always… Continue reading Valentines Cookies Your Sweetheart Will Love!

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DIY Up-Cycled Valentines Decorating Ideas

I was at the Eco-Station onsite Reuse Center a while back and discovered they now have a Reuse building on-site where you can take what you want for free. I found a great selection of glass containers that were ideal to decorate for Valentines Day. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to try… Continue reading DIY Up-Cycled Valentines Decorating Ideas

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What Your Christmas Poinsettia Wants You To Know

If your Poinsettia could talk, what would it tell you? It might go something like this! Dear Poinsettia Owner - Thanks for bringing me home! I'm glad you didn't stick me in the trunk or a cold vehicle - I'm a tropical plant, cold isn't my thing. Before  you scare off the children from coming… Continue reading What Your Christmas Poinsettia Wants You To Know

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8 Family Activities That Make a Difference at Christmas!

 What is better at Christmas time than the opportunity to gather your family together and spend time together doing something meaningful for others (people and pets!). Here are 8 helpful and feel-good activities that make a positive difference in your community. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps,… Continue reading 8 Family Activities That Make a Difference at Christmas!

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Easy Beautiful Crocheted Christmas Garland

Are you looking for an easy and festive Christmas crochet project? This  white eyelash/feather yarn garland is a beautiful, stylish addition to any tree and beginners can make this too! SUPPLIES3 -5 Skeins of Eyelash/Feather Yarn 1.75 oz. / 50 g - 64 yard / 58 m(I purchase mine at the Dollar Tree)6.0 or 6.5mm… Continue reading Easy Beautiful Crocheted Christmas Garland

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A Mysterious Shell With Ancient Script

Have you ever discovered a treasure or sought to solve a mystery? Well this wonderful little discovery is a mystery waiting to be solved. I have a box of shells that I use for crafts, some are from the west coast, others I purchased at garage sales and yet others from bags of shells from… Continue reading A Mysterious Shell With Ancient Script

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Mother Nature Approved Christmas Decorating Inspirations

As we learn more about the need to care for our planet eco-friendly Christmas decorating ideas are becoming more and more popular. Every year the stores seem to stock shelves stuffed with plastic or synthetic Christmas decorations and gift wraps. As beautiful as it all is and as tempting as it is to buy there… Continue reading Mother Nature Approved Christmas Decorating Inspirations

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Easy, Beautiful D.I.Y. Lantern

There is something so very relaxing about the gentle glowing light from a lantern and even better when the lantern is made from found things! In keeping with my efforts to turn something old into something new, I've put together this pretty DIY Lantern with great finds from the Thrift Store. I started with a… Continue reading Easy, Beautiful D.I.Y. Lantern

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Fab Furniture from Repurposed Art

Last fall I purchased a bright and colorful painting at a garage sale. Not that I needed more art on my walls but I was certain I would eventually find a way to re-purpose it. It's been sitting in the craft room for over a year so it was time to make something old into… Continue reading Fab Furniture from Repurposed Art

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What To Do With Twelve Rubber Turkeys At Thanksgiving

In Canada, we've already had our Thanksgiving but it's just around the corner for our American friends so Happy Thanksgiving to all of you there. This fall I was dealing with some medical issues and was pretty exhausted so we kept things simple and went to the lake and roasted turkey dogs with cranberries which… Continue reading What To Do With Twelve Rubber Turkeys At Thanksgiving

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25 Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Outdoor Space

I love earthy tones but who says bright colors can't be considered earthy too? Vibrant colors are found throughout nature in rocks and gems, flowers, fruit & berries, seashells and sunsets to name just a few and there are lots of great ways to incorporate them when you're decorating your patio or yard. Here are… Continue reading 25 Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Outdoor Space