Cardboard Box Message Board

DIY Cardboard Box Framed Message Center 120

Earth Day is next week and I am having so much fun whipping up projects using recycled materials. This one used a cardboard box, scrap fabric, and an old picture frame. I spray painted my wood frame black and while that was drying I got to work on what was going inside the frame. I ... continue reading

(over) 365 Recycle & Upcycle Projects for Earth Day!

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I always love recycling and using old materials in my projects and crafts.Mostly because it's cheap, but also because I am saving things from the garbage dump. These are collections of projects from me and tons of inspired and creative people out there working to create beautiful things while being respectful of our Earth Now, ... continue reading

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

Upcycled Tin Can Planters

recycled herb planters from tin cans from Too Much Time on My Hands 120

AHA- It was 70 degrees last weekend and I am so ready for spring. I am pretty sure everyone feels the same as we do! The smell of the soil and dirt under my fingernails felt awesome. I like this little project because it was quick, easy, and inexpensive. I hit the recycle bin for ... 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

Coffee Filter Pomanders

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A few months back we got a Keurig, which I love! However, I had just stocked up on coffee filters and have like 4 packs. How the heck did I end up with 4 packs anyway? I mean there are enough coffee filters in my house to make 3.2 million pots of coffee. Anyway, I ... 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

Gigantic Chalkboard DIY

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I used my good old fence again! I snagged this free old fence off of craigslist and stuffed as much of it as I could into the trunk of my Subaru station wagon. I have so many favorite projects with this fence! Here and here and here. This one is right up there with my ... continue reading