Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

Since I’ve been married for quite a few years now, I rarely think about doing a “DIY Wedding” kind of project. But for my latest installment on the Charlotte Region ReStore’s blog, I decided to make an exception! After finding yet another plain cork board at one of the ReStores, I was inspired to make a rustic wedding seating chart for the bride on a budget.

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Greeting Card Holder

Greeting Card Holder

Since I work with Habitat ReStore so closely, I am always challenging myself to come up with upcycling ideas for some of their more commonly found items. Like these Christmas ornaments that I made for them a couple of years ago. Today, however, I decided to do the same with a vent register, which they always have in stock. It seemed like the perfect piece to use as a paper sorter of sorts; or more specifically, a greeting card holder.Read more ›

Pilgrim Hat Craft and Thanksgiving Place Cards

Pilgrim Hat Craft and Thanksgiving Place Cards

There I was, in one of the Charlotte Region Habitat ReStores, tinkering around the light fixture section. I mean, it’s not exactly a strange place to find me. BUT, imagine me picking up a light baffle and placing it atop my head for a split second. Because as soon as I saw a pile of them, I knew they’d be perfect for a pilgrim hat craft. Not to wear, mind you, but as Thanksgiving table decor.

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Farmhouse Fall Wreath from a Wicker Plate Holder

Farmhouse Fall Wreath from a Wicker Plate Holder

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done something like this. And by “this”, I mean borrow concepts from two very different projects and combine them into a new project. Apparently, my creativity can be circular! Speaking of circular, that brings me to this pile of wicker plate holders that I found at a Charlotte Region ReStore. And how I used one to make a farmhouse fall wreath.

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Decorative Cork Board for the Home Office

Decorative Cork Board for the Home Office

Between working from home and “virtual school”, the home office has never been more important than it has been for the past year. Of course, that’s if you even HAVE a designated home office or classroom. Either way, office supplies have an elevated importance these days. And to keep things fresh and inspired, I decided to create a decorative cork board from a plain one found at one of Charlotte’s Habitat ReStores.Read more ›

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switch Plate Covers

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switch Plate Covers

There are very few certainties in life, but I’m pretty sure this IS certain: If you walk into any Habitat ReStore, you’ll find a plethora of switch plate covers. Light switches, wall plates, outlet covers, in plastic, wood, and metal. So, I decided to do some Christmas ornament crafting with a few of them for my latest project on the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.Read more ›

Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

This, my friends, is as much of an upcycling idea as it is a fun new announcement. I’ve partnered with a favorite thrift store, the Charlotte Region ReStore(s), to create a monthly project for them! And to kick off this new partnership, I created a stadium-inspired basket for tailgating at home!Read more ›

Fall Leaves Decor on an Autumn Sign

Fall Leaves Decor on an Autumn Sign

Like most people, I adore the colors of fall leaves. But even more specifically, I love leaves that are “mid-change”. The ones that showcase a gradient of colors in green, yellow, orange, and red. So, I decided that I really wanted to try to capture that magical transition by creating some fall leaves decor to showcase the change.Read more ›

Halloween Moon and Witch Decor from a Glass Globe Light Fixture

Halloween Moon and Witch Decor from a Glass Globe Light Fixture

I’ll admit it, when it comes to vintage light fixtures, I am a full-fledged addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of inspiration, particularly during Halloween. I had nearly forgotten about this glass globe light fixture in my craft room. But upon re-discovering it, I immediately had a vision of a flying witch in front of a Halloween moon!Read more ›

Cast Iron Umbrella Stand by Upcycling a Garden Urn

Cast Iron Umbrella Stand by Upcycling a Garden Urn

Once upon a time, I headed out to my local Habitat ReStore. They had arranged several random items outside, and one in particular caught my eye. It looked like it was perhaps a garden urn (but I wasn’t entirely sure). Either way, it was held together with caution tape and I wondered if I could transform it into a cast iron umbrella stand.Read more ›