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Cardboard Tube Organizational Display. Corkboard Journals. Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee.

Corkboard Journals

Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. Thanks for being here with us Sasha! Scrabble Coasters. Is everyone ready for today's Pinterest challenge?

Scrabble Coasters

I know I'm excited to share my project and can't wait to see what everybody else came up with. Pinterest in general just makes me tinkle in my pants with joy! So let's get to it! Lately I have been obssessed with games like Words With Friends, Wordosaur, Scrabble and any other word games that make me use my noggin. Paintstick Starburst. My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it.

Paintstick Starburst

For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere. And for weeks now, with every stop in the paint department, I couldn’t help but notice how those paint stir sticks might just make a very cool version of this decorative favorite. I couldn’t figure out how to stack them nicely enough around the center to make it worth my effort, but that little road bump didn’t stop me from snagging more than my fair share of free stir sticks at a time, like 8 or 10, over the course of a month. Suitcase Chair.

Hula Hoop Rug. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art?

Hula Hoop Rug

Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we'll show you here. Felt Scrap Rug. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Repeat - Mason Jars. Yes, they are everywhere.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Repeat - Mason Jars

Yes, I have posted on them before. And yes, I am still smitten! How could I not be? They are affordable. Houndstooth Shoes. Houndstooth is by no means a new textile, however, it has hit the fashion trend radar once again and seems to be popping up in every magazine I open as of late.

Houndstooth Shoes

Most blame Lady Gaga and her outrageous head-to-toe houndstooth ensemble. And she may have brought it to the masses attention but the dress & shoes she was wearing were from the Salvatore Ferragamo Autumn/Winter 2011 collection wherein Houndstooth was one of the main prints seen in fine and exaggerated proportions. Chanel & YSL touched on it as well for 2011 {and it’s a Staple for Gwen Stefani} but Ferragamo sold it this season, in my opinion. I recommend watching the runway show, it’s GORGEOUS. I would wear every single look. Shortened Male White Shirt.

My Zipper Tee DIY tutorial...Tshirt Recycle. DIY Plain tank sewn zipper racer back. Supplies: loose tank doily/crochet table runner Festival season is coming up and what better DIY then a touch of crochet blouse.

DIY Plain tank sewn zipper racer back.

This is as simple as they get and all it requires is a tank and a thrifted doily. You can get these at any thrift store… Upcycling Becomes a Treasure Trove for Green Business Ideas. Forget recycling.

Upcycling Becomes a Treasure Trove for Green Business Ideas

Reusing materials discarded in the manufacturing process is a growing force behind a fresh new industry. Upcycling goes vertical: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Duck Tape® Wristlet or Clutch. Most favorited last 7 days - page 2. The Craft Junkie: Soda Pop Art. The Craft Junkie: Soda Pop Art. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. Corkboard Journals. T-shirt pom poms | Craftaholics Anonymous

Learn how to turn old t-shirts into pom poms!

t-shirt pom poms | Craftaholics Anonymous™

T-shirt Pom Poms are so much more durable than tissue paper ones. And I think they look loads better! Got an old tee or two {or 20!} That you don’t wear anymore? Your source of daily updated funny pictures and gifs. - StumbleUpon. Fabric Origami Workshop. Using Up That Sweater. So I had some leftover sweater material from the pumpkins I made.

Using Up That Sweater

The sweater did not felt like I thought it would when I washed it because it wasn’t all wool. But it still was really soft so I thought why not a pillow. I Could Do That. - StumbleUpon. I’m getting a little tired of the winter weather and will take just about any opportunity to daydream about the sunny warm days ahead. These Moroccan-inspired lanterns by Ohdeedoh contributor and DIY expert Katie Steuernagle are the perfect antidote to the winter blues; I love the glow of the rich jewel tones and the intricate gold designs.

If you have any old sauce jars lying around, this is the perfect way to make good use of them and get yourself psyched for spring— it will be here before we know it! —Kate. Most favorited last 7 days - page 2 | craftgawker - StumbleUpon. Tutorials for Recycling Books. We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find. On this particular trip I was noticing a lot of old books for sale. My DIY craving kicked in and I knew I had to do some research on the projects I could use old books for. I found a ton of goodies to try! Recycle magazines into a garbage can. I tend to have a love hate relationship with my magazines.

I love the quiet Saturday mornings I get to spend with them, piping hot tea in hand but I hate that I don’t have the heart to throw any of them away once I’m finished. There they sit, taking up precious real estate in closets, cupboards and the like. Well. Not any longer. How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry. September 23rd, 2010 Email 399 users recommend Experiment with various coil sizes, and even glue coils together!

Diane Gilleland.