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10 Easy Mason Jar Projects

Mason Jar Projects10 beautiful and easy mason jar projects.  Turn the lowly mason jar into beautiful home decor!
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen the trend of MASON JARS all over the place.  These staples of yesteryear are no longer relegated to pantry shelves and country decor.  Mason jars have been transformed to fit into the popular farmhouse and shabby chic decor style that seems to be everywhere these days.

Turn Tongue and Groove Flooring into French Cleats

Tongue and grooveHang Heavy Objects using Tongue and Groove as French Cleats.  So fast and easy, plus it supports a lot of weight!
Hanging heavy objects on your wall can be a challenge.  I often make large (heavy) signs out of reclaimed wood or cabinet doors and suspending them on a single wire hanger can be tricky.  In addition to that, I live in earthquake country, and making sure that objects on the wall are secure even under heavy vibration is essential.
My California Republic stenciled sign weighed a little under 50 pounds.

Some items, like shelves or cabinets need even more support, and that is where french cleats come in.   This hanging system works by supporting the weight of an object over an angled joint which is secured on one side to the object and into a stud or solid surface on the other. NewImage

Creativity Unleashed 178: Stencil Stop Giveaway

Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.


This month's parties are sponsored by Stencil Stop.  Your one stop shop for ALL KINDS of stencils. Follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

This week you can enter to win any stencil of your choice!  (Look for the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of this post!)

Magazine Stand Turned Tiered Planter

Before and after planter from table
Magazine Table Turned Tiered Planter. A great way to upcycle an old magazine rack, fill it with flowers!

I was recently at the thrift store and came across a small side table with a built in magazine rack and I couldn’t pass it up.  I don’t need a side table but I had other plans for it. 
Magazine table before
 It was only $7 and it was in pretty good shape.  
Cheap thrift store furniture

A few afternoons later, I ended up with this tiered planter, which fit perfectly next to my front door.   I love that once all the plants have grown in, it will be a large vertical wall of flowers. 

Plant stand from thrift store magazine table
The transformation was pretty straight forward, but I have a few tips that may come in helpful if you are going to make your own version.

15 Ways to Customize Coffee Cups

15 ways to personalize coffee mugs15 ways to customize coffee cups, easy diy projects that would be great gifts for both kids and adults to createCoffee lovers, like myself, can never have enough coffee mugs in the house.  Each cup, from my insulated tumblers to my delicate teacups have a different feel when I drink my favorite hot beverages out of them.   And coffee cups are a great way to express your personality.

So today I have 15 different ways you can personalize coffee cups (or coffee mugs.. whatever you prefer to call them!)  Some of these would be great gift ideas and you could even do them with kids.  If you don’t want to buy new cups, this is a great way to dress up old cups (you know the free ones you often get from businesses) or you can even find super cheap blank cups at thrift stores or places like Home goods.

And if you have TO MANY coffee mugs around the house, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post, where I share a few more coffee cup repurposing ideas!

DIY Drawstring Bandana Backpack


Hi, everyone! It's Pam from Clever Little Mouse with a super quick sewing project for you.

DIY drawstring bandana backpack

My son is headed to an amusement park with our youth group next week and was looking for something to carry his hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a few other odds and ends. He wore out his last drawstring backpack but it was still lying around, so I grabbed it for size reference and whipped up a new one.

Creativity Unleashed 177: Stencil Stop Giveaway

Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.


This month's parties are sponsored by Stencil Stop.  Your one stop shop for ALL KINDS of stencils. Follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

This week you can enter to win any stencil of your choice!  (Look for the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of this post!)

DIY Cornhole Boards from Cabinet Doors


Cabinet doors into cornhole boardsHave you ever heard of the game ‘Cornhole’ (also sometimes referred to as Baggo)?  It is basically a bean bag toss game using a pair of angled boards with holes cut in them.   What started as a beer-drinking tailgate game, has become popular for all occasions.
Motion W cornhole bean bag
In fact, a hot new activity to do during the break between weddings and receptions is allow guests to play cornhole.
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Wall Mounted DIY Jewelry Organizer: Do It Herself Worskhops from The Home Depot

Wall Mounted DIY Jewelry Organizer from scrap lumber and chicken wire.. So fast and easy to make, plus you could personalize it however you wanted. A great way to get used to working with power tools.
If you are a long term reader you know just how passionate I am about introducing DIY and woodworking projects to women who have never worked with power tools before.  So when The Home Depot asked me to partner with them and help spread the word about their DIH (Do-it-Herself) workshops, I jumped at the chance.
Do it herself workshop ryobi
This simple build of a wall mounted jewelry organizer is a great example of a project that would be great for any first time DIY’r or someone who is still getting used to their power tools. Wall Mounted DIY Jewelry Organizer from scrap lumber and chicken wire.. So fast and easy to make, plus you could personalize it however you wanted. A great way to get used to working with power tools.

Creativity Unleashed 176


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

No Sew Felt Superhero Cup Cuffs

Superhero coffee sleeve craft
A kid friendly craft idea that doesn't require a sewing machine. Your favorite heroes including batman, superman, wonder woman, and the flash.  Felt and glue is all it takes.  Plus she includes free templates for the logos.  SO EASY!  A great gift idea to make with kids.  No Sew Felt Superhero Cup Cuffs via TheKimSixFix.com
If you are looking for an easy craft project that the kids will love, and that also could be turned into a great gift idea for mom, dad, grandma or grandpa, today's idea will be right up your alley.

I am going to show you how to create fun superhero inspired coffee cup cups that don't require ANY SEWING!  That is right.  These cuffs are made of felt, And the supplies are super inexpensive and easy to find, plus they are really forgiving, so much so that even kids can make them.

I made a short 2 minute video to show you the entire process, it is just that easy:



I have also included a free downloadable template for the superhero patterns, so you don't even have to google the shapes.  EASY RIGHT?

Pottery Barn Burlap Stars (Knock-Off Tutorial)


Today's post is just one of MANY patriotic projects on a Red, White and Blue Blog Hop:
To see more great ideas, make sure you scroll all the way to the end of this post!

 
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