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

Paper Pinwheel Wreath Tutorial

Paper Pinwheel Wreaths from Too Much Time on My Hands 120

I am feeling springey! Maybe it is just wishful thinking because every few days we get chilly and snow, but then we get random 65 degree days thrown in that have me dreaming of easy afternoons at the park and sitting on my porch in the sunshine! How are you making it through this brutal ... continue reading

Turn New Crates into Rolling Storage-Tutorial

Turn New Crates into Rolling Storage Tutorial DIY square

I am doing a budget friendly family room redo and I needed some storage for the kids toys. It seems, no matter how big our basement playroom, all of the toys and all of the kids end up playing in our family room. It's attached to an eat in kitchen and where the action is ... continue reading

map wall typography

Decoupage Map Wall Letters 2 copy

I made these easy little letters to go in my son's bedroom. It is a vintage airplane theme and after switching things around a little, we had an empty space that needed something fun. For this project I used an old atlas that is really special to me. I used the atlas from about age ... continue reading

Fabric Covered Wall Letter

Fabric Covered Chevron Wall Letter Feature

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE any kind of typography and display wall letters. They are everywhere, from kids rooms and playrooms to restaurants and modern living spaces. I sure do not like the $15-$20 price tag on some of them though! My favorite are my faux zinc letters, but I have experimented personalizing wood and ... continue reading

Happy Girls Are the Prettiest!

Frame Upcycled DIY  Hot Pink Chalkboard feature

  I am so stinkin obsessed with chalkboards and chalkboard paint. Every time I think I have enough, I stumble upon another amazing project idea or inspiration piece. I love the DIY variety, I love sharing meaningful quotes, I love upcycling, and I LOVE practicing my chalk lettering skills. For this little project, I whipped ... continue reading

Patriotic Starburst Garland

USA Patriotic Starburst garland 3

I whipped out an easy and festive little garland for our July 4th celebrations. It was easy and took no time at all! Materials  Paper-I used cardstock  Stapler-a standard AND a smal  Ruler Scissors  Jute- or ribbon Hot Glue 1. Cut your paper to 6 inches by 11 inches 2. Accordian fold 3. Place the folds ... continue reading

VOTE! Upcycled Pizza Pan Chalkboard Clock

Pizza-Pan-Chalkboard-Clock-Recycle-Reuse-Upcycle-2 copy

My real passion is taking junk and turning it into something pretty, fun, and useful. I was super excited when the website Earth 911 contacted me and asked me to participate in one of their amaze-balls contests! Check out this one to Organize Your Desk Mess and this one called Protect Your Tech This challenge ... continue reading

Countdown to Christmas Pallet Sign

Days Till Christmas Pallet Sign from Too Much Time On My Hands feature

It is getting might chilly in my garage, but I did manage to bang out a fun pallet Christmas project! I pulled 5 good boards off of a pallet and then then used extra pieces of pallet wood along the back to attach all the boards to. Then I sanded, sanded, and sanded and painted ... continue reading

Chicken Wire and Sticks Tree Topper DIY

Better Homes and Gardens Tree Topper from Kim at Too Much Time On My Hands feature

This is my favorite part of the tree I did for Better Homes and Gardens! We collected sticks one day on a hike and got to work! MATERIALS 10 Sticks Jute Bed Spring Chicken Wire Hot Glue (1) Lay the sticks out in a star shape (get a template here) and hot glue all of ... continue reading