Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Bit Of Bees Knees: 10 Great Ideas!

#1. Up-cycle Your Large Shirts
This is a cute way to up-cycle a shirt that is too big! It’s adorable and looks like a fairly easy DIY project. This is an awesome idea!

#2. Personalized Keychain Cuteness!

Simple DIY. Find coins from the year you were born, the year you were married, kids' birth years, etc.  

#3. Quick Fix with Wonderful Walnuts

1. Identify areas of your wooden furniture that are scratched. 2. Get your walnut. 3. Rub the walnut on the damaged area. 4. Watch in amazement as the damaged area begins to darken.

#4. Glass Bottles à Charming Vase

Spray paint your bottles to turn them into charming little gifts. P.S. you can use puffy paint (before you spray) to create a texture on your vase. Ooh that’s nice!

#5. Fabric Art

Find a fun patterns or fabrics and display them in picture frames – This will liven up your walls!

#6 Tray à Fancy Chalkboard

I love this idea! You’ll need a cheap metal tray, some chalkboard paint and a cute bow. I’m diggin this cute burlap bow.

#7. Convenient Curling Iron Storage

Ok, if you’re like me, you reach for one of your irons and pull out a big tangled mess of cords. Don’t waste your time untangling cords ever again! I stumbled across this great DIY project. The tubes are pvc pipes and they are fastened with sticky velcro! Genius!

#8 Fancy Heart Paperclips

Jazz up your paperclips by following these instructions.

#9. Up-cycle a Large Sweater into a Chic Blazer

I’m not gonna lie…this looks like it will take some mad sewing skills, but I was very impressed with this transformation and thought I should share it with you! Too cute!

#10. Doily Flower Wraps
 These doilies make the prettiest little wraps when paired with parchment paper. Such a simple DIY but it looks like you went the extra mile to make something nice for a friend.

All Pictures From Pinterest


  1. Where, oh where, did you find the "Up-cycle Your Large Shirts" photo?? Does that come with instructions? Thank you for some great ideas here!

  2. Hey Susan, The picture is originally from Banana Republic. Sorry there are no instructions. Bummer huh? But I imagine you could make the same thing using a sewing machine (or needle and thread), pins (to hold your creases in place), buttons, and fabric loops.
    Thanks for the comment!


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