16 Ways to Upcycle Brown Paper Bags

Paper grocery bags are often reused as lunch, trash, and recycling sacks, but there are many more creative, longer-lasting options. If you have a pile of paper bags to whittle through, here are some awesome upcycling ideas. The Best Ideas for Upcycling Brown Paper Bags 1. Hair Bow via Neat Bows For Cool Kids 2. Origami […]

15 of the Best Ways to Upcycle Old Maps

If you travel frequently, you eventually find a pile of maps sitting in a drawer or box somewhere. They can be hard to throw away, even if they’re way outdated and worn out. Instead of getting rid of them completely, you can save their beauty and nostalgic value by upcycling the map pages into something […]

16 of the Best Things to Make with Acorns

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Acorns are a wonderful source of beauty, and they’re plentiful enough for you to try anything with them. Of course, you might use them as food–e.g., by making acorn flour or coffee–but even then, you’d have the acorn caps to create things with. Here are sixteen great ideas to start with: The Best Crafts Made Out of Acorns […]

Finding the Perfect Ring: 16 Etsy Shops with Beautiful Rings

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Whether you’re looking for an engagement/wedding ring, or just a special gift for someone you love, looking for the perfect ring can be an overwhelming task. For a good start, check out the beautiful work of these sixteen jewelry artists on Etsy: 1. Peaces of Indigo Artisan rings made from recycled silver and gold. 2. Laonato Lovely, affordable rings. […]

9 Lovely Needlework Calendars

Needlework calendars have a beauty and permanence that paper calendars rarely achieve. Whether it’s cross-stitch, quilting, or embroidery, it’s difficult to throw away needlework, especially if the pattern is complex and painstakingly crafted. Hence, if you expect a year to be wonderful, or if the past year was already wonderful, stitching together a calendar can […]

16 Unique Embroidered Hoop Art Designs

Embroidery is an old hobby that has changed considerably in the past 200 years. Modern embroidered art and needlework is full of variation—different materials, techniques, and styles. You might be surprised by its versatility and uniqueness, and decide to create your own hoop! Wonderful Embroidered Hoop Art Designs 1. Reindeer via Three Red Apples 2. “Let’s Go” […]

13 Ways to Reuse Plastic Milk Jugs

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Plastic milk jugs are so common in the U.S. that anything you make with them is basically free. They’re especially handy to use for homemade crafts and projects for kids, since they can be easily replaced if damaged. Some people even use them for their pets to make plastic hides for reptiles or disposable little […]

15 Most Creative Ideas for Using Test Tubes

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At first, it might be difficult to think of using test tubes for anything but chemistry experiments. Their size and shape are perfect, though, for holding spices, party favors, or even tiny plants. They have a ‘mad scientist’ vibe, too, which can make you feel intelligent regardless of what you’re actually doing with them. The […]

12 Ways to Upcycle Vintage Cookie and Tea Tins

In most thrift stores, there’s a section for old-fashioned metal tins designed to hold cookies or tea. They’re often unique, cheap and tempting to buy, but what can you do with them afterwards? Besides storing cookies, etc., the best way to reuse an old tin is to create something entirely new with it, like one […]

18 Unique Easter Egg Ideas

18 Unique Easter Egg Ideas

Once your excitement for dying Easter eggs wears off and you’re faced with a dozen hard-boiled eggs, a problem can arise: “How am I going to decorate these eggs, actually?” To help you answer that question, here are 18 excellent ideas for dying and decorating Easter eggs. P.s. Check out this awesome article about great […]