Bundt Pan Umbrella Planter

Bundt Pan Patio Table Umbrella Planter from Too Much Time on My Hands 120

EASY, EASY, EASY! This project was so simple and I just love the pop of color on my patio table now! I have been searching for the planters that fit around your umbrela on your patio table and was not happy with the prices I found.  I didn't want anything too big, but was hoping ... continue reading

Recycled Newspaper Gift Bag Tutorial

Recycled newspaper gift bag tutorial and template from Too Much Time on My Hands 120

My recycle bin is now officially empty! Yesterday I cleared out all of the tin cans for this project and today I used up all of our old newspapers and an empty cereal box for these adorbs gift bags! This one gets easier with each bag you make. By the third one I was moving ... continue reading

Main Ingredient Monday- Pots and Pans

20 pots and pans upcycle, recycle, and reuse crafts, projects, and decor ideas from Too Much Time on My Hands 120

Welcome to Main Ingredient Monday! 1 Main Ingredient + Tons of Creativity = 20 "New" and amazing projects Every single time I go to the thrift store their are piles and piles of old pots and pans. Every once in a while I buy a really old one or a really unique piece. I knew there ... continue reading

immune booster spray – free printables

immunity booster spray free printable tag feature

I love using essential oils! For Christmas I received an oil diffuser that works perfectly in my bedroom. Every night I choose an oil and get the room ready for a lovely night's sleep. I was sick a few weeks back and used eucalyptus oil in the diffuser. I often use my serenity for a ... continue reading

“Green” Holiday Project Tutorials

12 Upcycled Holiday Crafts and Projects from too Much Time on My Hands 3

Over the past three years I have made a bunch of easy, thrifty, and environmentally friendly holiday projects. I wanted to take a chance to gather them all up in one post with all of the links for all of you upcycling fanatics out there. Chicken Wire Tree Topper tutorial found here Pallet Christmas Sign ... continue reading

Main Ingredient Monday-20 NEW Pallet Projects

20 New and Exciting Upcycled Pallet Projects 2

Welcome to Main Ingredient Monday! 1 Main Ingredient + Tons of Creativity = 20 "New" and amazing projects I know, been there done that-pallet projects are everywhere. BUT, I was determined to find some new pallet inspiration and researching this post was this was the first time I saw any of these. If you have ... continue reading

Natural Carpet Stain Removal

All Natural Carpet Stain Removal Tips from an Expert 120

We recently had our carpets professionally cleaned by this fabulous service here in Denver (they have other locations too!). They are a "green" carpet cleaning company and they exclusively use natural cleaners that are safe for kids, pets, and even adults! Our home had white carpet on the second floor when we moved in here ... continue reading

Old Frame into Menu Board


I found this old frame in an alley on trash day and I couldn't resist snagging it. It had a 1980's floral image in it, but the frame is the perfect finish and size for my dining room. I promptly removed the icky print and washed the glass to prepare it for my homemade chalkboard ... continue reading

Kids Arts & Crafts Center from a Pallet

Kids Craft Pallet Shelf from Too Much Time On My Hands Feature

My son's preschool director ordered this fun shelf for her daughter-in-law for Mother's Day! How sweet and fun for me to get to chop up another pallet for a good cause! This is very similar to another shelf I made and I explained it all there, so if you want the nitty gritty details head ... continue reading

MIM- 20 Summer Mason Jar Projects

20 summer mason jar projects-upcycle, recycle, reuse feature

  Welcome to Main Ingredient Monday! 1 Main Ingredient + Tons of Creativity = 20 "New" and amazing projects Who doesn't love a good mason jar project? I was working in my garden and yard all weekend and decided I needed to use some of the old jars I had lying around. Here are 20  spring/summer ... continue reading