DIY Make Your Own Lamp Using a Jug

What do you do with an old jug? Turn it into a cool lamp! It’s so easy!

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Egg Tray Egg-citing Upcycle Ideas

Don’t throw those egg trays away! There are many uses for them.

Too many accessories? That’s okay, it’s a girl thing! To keep them organized, you can repurpose a plastic egg tray just like this.

You can also use an egg tray as a sewing kit.  See how you can easily separate buttons, pins and spools with it?

At home, I use egg trays as paint palettes.

The bottom of an egg tray can be used for a preschool stamping activity.

Cover a used egg tray with craft paper from National Book Store and you’ve got yourself a nice gift box!

For parties, an egg tray can become a useful appetizer serveware.

Now if you are feeling a bit crafty, here’s a decorative project you can do with your old egg trays!

With just a little bit of imagination, you will find your own egg-hilirating uses for egg trays, too.

CD Upcycle

I have a big box of old CDs that are so badly scratched, they don’t play anymore.

Well, I don’t want them to go to waste so I found some great ideas on how to upcycle my old CDs!

Hanging CDs make very good bird deflectors in the garden especially for fruit trees.

There are many kinds of CD art.  To make foil scratch art, just coat the CD with paint then use an old ballpen, stylus or cutter to remove the paint to show the shiny surface below it.

Another CD art you can do with your kids is something like this!

Feeling Christmassy this early?  You can use old CDs to create a door wreath.

You can also use old CDs to create your own earrings holder.

Now if you have a lot more time and CDs on hand, I found this roof shingle project online! Though I think this will only work for smaller roofing projects like maybe a dog house or a garden accessory.

I love upcycling projects! If you’re thinking of doing any of these, good luck and tell me about it!

Shoe Box Upcycle

Don’t throw your old shoe boxes away! You can upcycle them for other uses, other than storing your old socks!

If you have a wall just crying out for decorations, then you can use the box tops to create wall art!

You can also maximize the box bottoms to create tiny shelves.  You can either paint the boxes just like these, or another idea is to line the inside with pretty prints using a gift wrapper and some glue.

You can also cover the box top with a pretty fabric which you can use as a jewellery organizer.

Happy organizing!

Wine Bottle Upcycle

Don’t throw those used wine bottles away.  There are many more uses for them aside from using them as a flower vase.  Here are some projects that you can do this weekend!

How about using them a candy bottle giveaways?

You can also use them as fancy lighted decorations.

 

Need an extra bangle holder anyone?

 

Go get some chalk board paint to create your own “Message ON a Bottle”.

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JARonimo!

I’m a big fan of upcycling. So I like keeping used coffee, sandwich spread and candy jars.  When you have the time, there are lots of things you can do with them… from a cute container to a house accessory.  I compiled a list of things I plan to do with my jars.

School Supply Organization Project.  I only need chalkboard labels for this one!

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How about a bathroom organizer?  Here I’ll need to prepare a wooden board, picture frame hangers and pipe clamps.

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I love this idea! All I need to do is paint the lid, poke a hole and add a straw.  All done!

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Here I need to brush the inside of the jars with some glue and water.  Then I need to add some glitter to the inside of the jars, roll the jar until the glitter nicely coats the sides then add a tea light when it dries! Lovely!

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Here, I just need to add sand or rice to the bottom for a romantic dinner set up!

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How about a terrarium?  Ooooh this definitely goes to my summertime bucket list!

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Oh, just words of caution before you start jar-hoarding… Make sure that you have a proper storage place for your jars.  If not, they will dominate the bottom of your kitchen sink!  And just keep enough.  If you think you have too much, just recycle the rest and keep 2-3 of your favorite ones (I choose mine based on shape and size!).  Good luck!