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 + LINKY PARTY

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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 linky […]

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 recycled and free art supplies. I find personally, that a mixture of ‘already have’, ‘find’, ‘recycle’, and ‘store bought’-supplies work best, as well, you can’t recycle glue after all. Inexpensive Art Supplies When you think of recycling, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Which Compost is Best for You?

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Because today is Earth Day, here’s an eco-friendly gardening tutorial to help green Mother Earth and to enhance your passion for gardening. Because growing fruit & vegetables is so much more so fun, when the plants reward you with an abundance of produce! And to get good at gardening, you must get your compost to […]

50+ Fun Earth Day Activities

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Tomorrow, April 22, will be Earth Day 2014. Celebrate the day with these Cool Crafts for Kids and Earth Day Activities that also grown-ups can benefit from and enjoy! 5 Earth Day Facts – the 5 most important facts. I’ve added this section for school teachers among our readers 1 of the Best Earth Day […]

DIY Nautical Dresser

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:: How to paint seaside cottage with nautical colors :: nautical dresser DIY :: recycled furniture :: Nothing says summer so much as a nautical display in the house. I happened upon this nautical dresser DIY project by Denise, and thought to share it with you today before it is permanently removed from blog-world. Denise’s […]

Alternative Christmas Trees

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If you don’t yet have a Christmas tree, well, … that’s perfect ! I have a collection of adorable alternative Christmas trees, that you can make on a dime, and are loved by Mother Nature and your kids alike.   Alternative Christmas Trees From: 1959 white stone publication ‘How to Christmas’ book Probably in the […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Beautiful Advent Calendars, to Make & To Buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, odd-shaped and bland. It was plain wood, and … I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I was […]

50 DIY Wooden Furniture + Woodworking Projects

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Here they are: 50 fabulous woodworking & wooden furniture DIY projects, to be cherished by non-girly girls and DIY-ers like us. Yesterday I received a lovely email of a new newsletter reader who was hoping to get more woodworking projects. Well, I have a nice surprise for her & you: an overview of most of […]

Recycled Books Home Décor a la Anthropologie

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  This display is by Anthropologie. Yes, I know. Soo inspirational. My local Italian library keeps on giving away old vintage Italian books. Amazing hey!? Some old books are fabulous with a true vintage looks, others  looks retro ‘60s / 70s, and others … a bit …mmmm… So far, I have picked up 7 old […]

Chevron Dresser Makeover

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DIY Dressers – Series of fabulous makeovers turning hand-me-down dressers into stylish one-of-a-kind furniture, upcycled and restyled. I love hosting this recycled furniture collection! I started out with just 10 fabulous dresser designs that really inspire us. Now the series features DIY dressers in all kinds of styles. Image credit: Prettyindustries on Flickr   The […]

Cascading Bucket Planter DIY

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Beautify your porch this Fall with a flower waterfall. You can actually implement this marvelous gardening idea  year-round, to give your porch, garden or terrace a lift.  This abundance of flowers set in a cascading bucket planter will put a smile on your face, even when it rains! Yes!!! We need it! Let’s do go […]

Recycle a Shampoo Bottle into a Tag Bag

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Some of my readers are just too brilliant for words. Like this German lady, Wesen-Art, whose creative projects have become increasingly sophisticated and interesting over the years that I have been following her submissions to our linky parties.  Look what she submitted the other day in our  weekly linky party ‘Time for a Party’? A […]

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