Paprika For Your Peas: Baby Food Jars Repurposed

by Craftmel

created at: 08/16/2011

I'm a mother.  And we've been through the baby food stage twice, so far.  If I had saved all the baby food jars from our kiddos, we could have an entire room dedicated to Baby Food Jar Spice Racks.  Thankfully, I'm not that crazy, but I did find a few interesting ways to use the finished jar of peas in a new way.  Take, for instance, the colorful and magnetic jars above, from Dav.i.son.  Which one of these ideas is your favorite?  

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Yard Sticks in the Kitchen? Yessiree.

by Craftmel

created at: 08/09/2011

I don't know about you, but I grew up with a few of these (except the sewing version) floating around the house, due to my mom being a professional seamstress.  Now that she's upgraded to fancy metal ones, I almost wish we would have kept some of her old wood yard sticks so I could use them for a project... in the kitchen?  

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Give a Thrift Store Lamp a DIY Decorative Spirally Update

by Kelly B
Images removed at the request of Better Homes and Gardens. Sorry, everyone!

It's no secret that we all have pieces in our homes that we once loved and now are just tired of looking at. Maybe they're tucked away in a closet because we feel guilty about tossing them just yet, or they're still out because you've yet to buy a replacement piece, or maybe they're in the Goodwill pile in your guest room (Guilty.). But sometimes all it takes is a glimmer of potential to renew your love of something. Like, oh, say maybe a plain ceramic lamp.

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