10 Fun Diy Upcycled crafts !!

Ok I feel like I havent posted any cool diy tutorials in a while so I thought I would do another DIY green round up of craft  tutorials!!! Lets do this!!

1.Branch Candle holders


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UPDATE! Diy Upcycle your Magazines!

Sorry everyone I havent been posting as often as I usually do, I have been pretty sick I am having some complications but hopefully soon will all be worked out, but I wanted to post something to keep everyone busy!

Ok, Stop throwing away you magazines and newspapers, instead  you can up cycle them into something cool and useful!
If there is one item that can accumulate a multitude of, it would magazines! I know right know that you could probably stop by your doctors a school, Church's and many other places and they would give you a pile of magazines if you needed them.
 But here we go this is a tutorial that I found that shows you how to make your own up cycled basket from any recycled paper! You can even sell them if you get good enough at it! i hope you enjoy!

Diy Looked Over Items that will Spruce up your home! For Almost NOTHING!!

These looked over items, I run across a lot of and most the time they are shoved away, I thought may this would inspire you guys if you have some of these items to do some diy home decor! Enjoy the list!!

Green Door Diy:
I have seen so many doors tossed into attics and basements, because they are replaced by new plastic or metal ones, Yuck! I would rather keep the wood door, but sometimes they need replaced because they just cant serve there purpose anymore, well here are some great ways to still keep those old doors around and looking great!

Chalk board door! 

Make your own, at home even if you didnt have it hung as a door on a frame you could prop it agianst the wall and still use it as a chalkboard for kiddos. Chalkboard paint is EXPENSIVE, so here is a homemade recipe too for making your own Chalkboard paint!
Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!), 1 tablespoon unsanded grout (this can be purchased at most hardware/home improvement stores, we got ours at Home Depot), mixing cup or bowl, spoon, paint brush and an object or board you plan to paint on.
1. Measure out your paint and grout. The unsanded grout is a fine powder so be sure to work in a well ventilated area.
2. Stir the grout into the paint until no lumps remain. 3. Paint your surface with your new custom chalkboard paint! The paint will begin to harden once it is mixed, so only mix what you need at one time as it won't store as well as other paints.
Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. To slate a chalkboard lightly rub chalk along the surface and then lightly rub it off.
Chalkboard 5
Back to doors..........
Love this one Coffee Table of doors
 Doors for your garden..Beautiful!
Door Shelves.....
Door couch...
 Door Headboard{one of my Favorites!}

Wooden Ladders
 These are another great item that is looked over and tossed to the side, if you can get your hands on one there are some great ways  up cycle some home decor!!

 These are so cute and so easy to do.....I hope you are inspired by them like I am !

  This is one I didnt really think about off the bat, but when I Saw some diy for this I was like DUH, why didnt I think of that....Drawers make great home decor!
 Make planters, wall art...So much fun stuff!

Old Windows
this is another Item I sometimes I find in the attics and basments of old house that would 
be perfect for some of these projects!
Reclaimed Window Coffee Table

 the secret to having it all is knowing you already do

I like the vintage fabric

Old windows and chalkboard love! 
Ok I hope that inspired you all to go out and find some stuff in your attics to up cycle! Let me know what you find I am always curious to see what everyone is up too!
Have a great Day!

Cereal Boxes, Tp Rolls Cardboard Lots Of Cardboard DIY UPCYCLE TUTS!

Well Good Sunday Morning to everyone, I am suppose to be over at my desk working on my signs but I really wanted to Blog about this. The signs can wait.....I am huge procrastinator sometimes! I have been collecting TP Rolls, Cereal Boxes and boxes in general and We have had a influx on the paper product CARDBOARD! So, I have decided that some things need to be made out of all this cardboard before my room, looks like a UPS store. So Here are some Fabulous DIY Tutorials with cardboard! I hope everyone enjoys and once again if you have a request or a question please feel free to comment or follow me, I send out some cool goodies in my newsletter!

 Yeah!This is fun and Easy and doesn't look like a cereal box!
Okay Here's what you do...........
1.Grab an empty cereal box
2. trace and cut out two stars 
3.then score the stars from there tips to there indented parts
4. Push stars out by scores lines 
5 Push in by indented parts
AND WHA -LA! You have Star ....
Now you can Paint it any color you want! It would look great as a holiday accent or year round!!

TP Roll Wall Art
All you need is some Tp rolls and some Glue check out what kind of cool wall art you could be making!

 Start with Tp / Pt Rolls
Get cool Wall art!!

Check out this card board room!!

  1. Cut the flaps from one end of each box.
  2. Stack the boxes. Some boxes, such as those from FedEx, have flaps that add thickness to the back of the box. To make your stack level, use scraps of cardboard as shims in between the front edges of the boxes.
  3. Seal the boxes together with packing tape.
  4. Cover the boxes with the wrapping paper.
  5. Line the raw edges at the front with the duct tape.

Making folded paper books..Cool home decor and Upcycling project

Aren't Folded Books so interesting looking, I love them and I happened on some great tutorials on folding them so I hope you enjoy!. I love the way this looks it is a elegant and classy look that you can add to any room of your home and they are of course super fun to try!


1. Choose a book to fold. Cheap is good-this cost me $.25 at a yard sale.

2. Rip off the front & back covers, then make your first fold-in this case a triangle

3. Make any additional folds in the page. We fold the top down as well to complete the triangle.

4. Repeat.

5. Repeat again.

6. Repeat yet again.
Completed Folded Book
7. Until all pages are done!
This very simple pattern used the entire novel and took me about 2 hours to fold mindlessly while watching TV.
To make this version:

This is my favorite thing to organize all those little 
scraps of papers, photos, CD's, coupons, etc....
I began with a book, it can be any book ~
colored pages, old pages, pretty pages, large or small pages....
I removed the front cover and used it as my base.... 
I taped the edges with Washi Tape for a 
decorative edge...

I folded the pages of the book in half....

every page....

until I ended up with this...

Then using hot glue, glued the folded book pages
onto the cover...
Love the Washi Tape with writing for this!


1. I am showing you how to fold the book pages using a newspaper. Go ahead and practice on one to get the feel of it.

2. Fold the right hand corner down to the center. Your book page is more rectangular - so the right hand corner will not reach the bottom of the book like pictured here with the newspaper.  Once you have done the first fold, take the bottom right hand corner and fold the page over to the middle.

3. The page will extend beyond the book.

4. The folded page needs to be flush with the unfolded book bottoms. You can cut the excess folded book page off or fold the excess upward.

5. Continue on with the rest of the book.

Once you have finished the thirty pages - you have one tree half. Make the other half. Run a strip of hot glue down the spine of the tree and adhere both halves together.
*FYI* - I trimmed two of my trees at the bottom so that they are all different heights. I trimmed 3/4 of an inch off one, and 1 1/2 inches off the other. I trimmed them while they were in the "half" stage.
I have pinned a book tree that was displayed on pretty candle holders. It was very pretty so I did the same thing - only I used smaller candle holders. I made my stars out of cardboard, inked them and hot glued them to the tops. 

Book Folding Tutorial

Here I did a simple folding which is just folding the pages in half in the same direction. It's so easy to make! It only took me about 15 min, but it depends on how many pages the book contains. I would like to mention that a book with 600 pages would be too difficult to manage. The first picture on the page was made with a book of 600 pages, but I had to rip out the last 50 pages because the pages started to rip at  the top while folding and the book became very heavy.

Let see if you can do this!

Now I am going to show you a very simple fold that has a dramatic effect.
First, you want to start with using a paperback book. Tear off both covers from the spine. 
2. Fold the first page into a triangle.

3. On the following page, fold the top part to form a 90 degree triangle.

4.Again make a triangle on the next page.

5. Now do a 90 degree triangle from the bottom of the following page.

6.Keep alternating and repeating the pattern until you get to the end of the book. 

Hope you enjoy these and let me know if you tried them or came up with your own!!

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