Make a Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope

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Great Idea: Make your own Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope for keepsakes, niknaks and special letters. Jennifer from Sunny Vanilla executed this creative idea that was the brainchild of Paula Spahr. Let me show you her works of art:   How to Make Your Own Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope Step-by-Step Tutorial Just a few steps to […]

Recycled Bottle-Cap Wall-Art

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Maybe because I have been partying this weekend with a massive picnic in the park on Sunday afternoon. Anyhow, I noticed how everyone has their own favorite beer brand, or brands. And I realized how some people in particular really identify with their beer brand, color, flavor, etc. And I thought how fun it would […]

DIY Hanging Bedside Table

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Instant love for this DIY hanging bedside table made from a slap of recycled walnut wood.      This slab of walnut wood is from an aunt’s grandfather’s farm. Pulled from the back of the barn and  re-instated in full beauty, it’s now treasured as a heirloom.  What an original and top quality bedside night […]

Recycled Magazine Picture Frames

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Two more sleeps …. Earth Day 2015 is on April 22. Let’s do something special. I have been talking about creating recycled magazine picture frames but never given you the instructions on how to make them. Well, here you are: Today I created a tutorial with all the ins and outs of how to make […]

Recycled Men Shirts into Cool Girl Dresses

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** Warning: Really Cute Recycled Men Shirt Ideas Here!!! ** Today I’m featuring fellow blogger Deborah from Sew Much to Give*. In particular, she’s sharing her original dress designs re-purposing all the various parts of men’s shirts into unique and totally adorable girls dresses, summer tops and jump suits. Her grandchild is her lucky beneficiary. […]

Top 9 Toy Animal Sewing Patterns

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Thursday is quilting day at FineCraftGuild.com. But today’s fun article is for critters that could be quilted or made from fabric or felt instead. With friends who have little babies, I have been looking into ‘sewing for baby’ – ideas. One of the things on my list is to design some quilted toy animals. To […]

Fabric Bottle Wrap

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Bottle wraps and jar cozies don’t have to always be made with intricate mason jar crochet patterns.  Muslin fabric wrap is as beautiful and can be put together with 15 minutes, with just a few stitches.  This fabric wrap technique works on recycled bottles, mason jars and glass jam pots. As well, what a great […]

I Have a Dream – Paper Garland (Mr Luther King Craft)

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Updated Jan 2015 :: Martin Luther King Craft :: I have a Dream :: Tiny Paper Garland :: Yesterday I posted two crochet craft ideas for Martin Luther King Day. But, when I went to bed last night, in my mind’s eye, I saw this adorable paper garland with letters of just a 1/4 inch […]

Gucci Sunglasses Case Makeover

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This DIY decoupage project for a hard eyeglasses case is giving a completely new look to my worn-out old Gucci sunglasses case. It used to be a beautiful faux- leather eyeglasses case.  Then, the Gucci sunglasses got lost somewhere along the line. Meanwhile, I kept the original hard case that the pair of Gucci sunglasses […]

10 Holiday Hacks all Moms Need to Know

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The holidays have officially begun. Did you have a nice Thanksgiving yesterday? Please share it; I’d love to get more last minute Thanksgiving holiday tips for next year. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast yesterday. Rather than sharing Thanksgiving with family (as they live across the water from here), we invited our British neighbors over […]

Recycled Shutters as Meaningful Wall Art

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Will I have time to get this recycled shutters project finished before Thanksgiving?? Maybe…. I am enamoured with plantation shutters these days however. A friend of mine is selling a bunch of new plantation shutters that were measured wrong. Plantation shutters are made to order here as they fit them to the size of your […]

Pallet Furniture + DIY Crafts :: Directory of Free Projects

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Over the years, I have featured quite a few of fabulous free DIY woodworking projects. Many of these involved recycled wooden pallets, transformed into beautiful shabby chic pallet furniture. You can search by the tag ‘pallets’ on this site to find many of these DIY projects. However, today, I thought I should put all recycled […]

DIY Decorating on a Budget with hand-dyed Hydrangea Blooms

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:: How to hand-dye Hydrangea Blooms and place them into Fall Decorations :: As part of our ongoing series of beautiful decorating on a budget, today, Tammy from One More Time Events, shares some wonderful DIY ideas by re-using and altering some summer accessories as a base for early Fall decorations. Here Tammy focuses on […]

DIY Vignette with Recycled Bottle Candle Holder

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Fun summer recycled crafts project: Quick, Easy and Fun Candle Stick Holder with recycled soda pop bottle.  This DIY project at FineCraftGuild.com is written by contributing author Tammy Henderson from OneMoreTimeEvents.com.     Hi Everyone! Today, I thought it would be fun to share a fun project  using  a recycled carbonated bottle.   While enjoying […]

DIY Decorative Mirrors w/ Recycled Egg Carton Paper Flowers

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DIY Decorative mirrors with recycled paper flowers are shabby chic home décor accessories for guest bedrooms or other area of home that need some extra romance. This DIY project is a really cool crafts for kids as well that uses recycled materials.  It is one of many at the Fine Craft Guild. Every day we […]

Recycled Shutters Birdhouses Tutorial

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  These DIY recycled shutter birdhouses are garden wall art works made by Cyndee from RecycledJunk.com. We have already featured Cyndee several times as her work is just so whimsical and fun.  And 100% recycled!!     Feature :: Best of Party :: DIY Shutter Birdhouses   Which is why Cyndee’s shutter birdhouses are the […]

DIY Cardboard Picture Frames w Embossing

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These DIY cardboard picture frames with lovely embossed texture were made using the ideas and craft techniques from the first craft book on the list in our post ‘summer craft books for kids’: Complete Book of Art Ideas. We referenced several craft techniques from this cool kids craft book: DIY Cereal box glue art picture […]

DIY Summer Centerpiece Ideas w Recycled Lemonade Bottles

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Happy Monday! Time for a gorgeous home decorating DIY by Tammy Henderson.  Or should I title this ‘DIY Lemonade Stand’?  Today Tammy Henderson shares her amazing ability to again create a luxurious centerpiece using plain, simple recycled materials.  I mean ….. Lemonade bottles!!!!  The way she does it, is always unique. Here she builds upon […]

Thrifty Craft Supplies

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If my 50+ ‘Earth Day’-crafts & DIY projects got you interested, you probably like this article on using thrifty craft supplies (i.e. recycled, free or inexpensively acquired art supplies). I find personally, that a mixture of ‘already have’, ‘find’, ‘recycle’, and ‘store bought’- craft supplies give you the best results. You can’t recycle glue, so […]

DIY Beach Decor Ideas for Fishing Net

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Happy Monday! Time for a gorgeous home decorating DIY by Tammy Henderson. Tammy is sharing some more of her DIY Beach Decor Ideas today. She makes it really easy for us to see how to create stunning summer decorations with some recycled vases, seashells and nautical fishing net. Let your creativity roar and enjoy the […]

Shabby Chic Dining Table DIY

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This Shabby Chic dining table DIY leaves you wanting more shabby chic furniture around.

DIY Seashell Centerpieces

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Happy Monday! Time for a gorgeous home decorating DIY by Tammy Henderson. Tammy gave me a big surprise when I showed me photos of the DIY home décor tutorial that she had prepared for us. Lots of photos of splendid DIY Seashell Centerpieces, made with w/ capiz shells, sand and glass! Again, these beautiful summer […]

50+ Garden Projects to DIY + Linky Party

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Hello Everyone. It’s really summer where we are. So, how about we celebrate that today with sharing garden and gardening projects. I want to know what you have done to spruce up your outdoor spaces, and how your (organic) vegetables are doing on your patch and what you are doing about snails and slugs, as […]

Natural Father’s Day Centerpieces with Hurricanes

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:: Tips for Beautiful Father’s Day Centerpieces and Vignettes :: Home Décor Fathers Day Crafts for Moms :: This article is written by guest writer Tammy Henderson. Tammy contributes weekly to FineCraftGuild. Every Monday morning she show us how to create a beautiful seasonal centerpiece, made with pre-owned and recycled goodies. Learn all about Tammy […]

How to Create a Fathers Day Vignette for a Golf Loving Dad

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This article is written by guest writer Tammy Henderson. She’s a regular contributor to FineCraftGuild. We’ll feature a new post by Tammy every Monday morning with how to update your home by creating a seasonal vignette, ideally made with pre-owned and recycled goodies.   When Tammy suggested to teach us how to create a Fathers […]

Easy DIY Bottle Vase Centerpiece

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I am sure you saw this guest post yesterday about How to create a Spring Vignette with layers of glass? Such an elegant but homey style. Recycled glass can take on so many different styles however. A while back, I posted these lovely DIY walnut-stained wooden sconces with bottle glass, as vases or candle holders.  […]

DIY Pallet Deck

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There’s just something about those pallet planks that captures everyone’s imagination. I feel I have a huge collection of ideas here already on what to do with pallets: how to make pallet furniture, how to make a pallet garden fence, how to make pallet bathroom wall, how to make a pallet garden planter, and so […]

DIY Ballard Cabinet Knock-off

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Is it just me or is Ballard Designs store getting better and more creative? These Ballard Cambridge Storage units are just perfect: practical, beautiful, upscale and, a great DIY challenge to take! Might imagine seeing these in my beloved Anthropologie furniture store section.   Ballard charges $399 per cabinet. But  I bet that is a […]

Indoor Vertical Gardening Plastic Bottles: A great idea!

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:: Your’ll love this idea for Indoor Vertical Gardening Plastic Bottles :: I came across this idea to grow spring onions in large recycled plastic bottles in a way that it would look like ornamental exotic plants. Isn’t it cool?!! Recycle all your large plastic bottles! This is a compact vertical vegetable gardening idea that’s […]

Earth Week LINKY PARTY

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Earth Week: April 21-27, 2014.. and I am continuing the party till next Wednesday! Sunday I treated you 50+ Earth Day Activities and Crafts for kids, including the 5 steps to grow vegetables from seed, and a gazilion recycled craft projects, for home, garden and personal use.  Yesterday I shared an infographic to help you […]

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