Showing posts with label Repurpose and Upcycle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Repurpose and Upcycle. Show all posts

Thursday, April 4, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Whew. Another week gone by  just like that. Hope it was a good one for you. Let's take a look at some wonderful ideas from last week's party shall we?


Whether for Easter specifically or Spring Decor in general, these decoupaged eggs from Craftify My Love are a great touch of Spring. 


Tassels are everywhere from jewelry to all kinds of accessories. Domestic Bliss Squared has a great DIY tutorial to make these Layered Tassels so you can make as many as you like in all the colors you love! 


When people tease me about all the stuff I make, I joke that I have a "Martha Stewart Personality Disorder" because I'd rather DIY. Martha and I part ways though when it comes to gardening. Just never took to it. So this post from Repurpose and Upcycle on how to incorporate Air Plants into decor is right up my alley because I don't think even I can kill these. I bought some old sugar molds at a Junk Show that are screaming for these! 


With Girl Scout Cookie season over, you don't have to wait until next year to get your Thin Mint fix. Family Cookie Recipes has got you covered with these Homemade Thin Mints. 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! Hoping this works smoothly as INLINKZ has switched over to a new format so bear with me if you can't link up right away! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all. Can you believe we're already at the end of the second week of December? Preparations are kicking into high ( higher?) gear! 

Let's take a look at some inspiring ideas from last week's party!


If (unlike me)  you're down to the wrapping stage, The Organized Dream has some wonderful ideas to up your wrapping game. 


If you're still decorating or making handmade gifts, check out Our Hopeful Home for some very easy but elegant DIY Christmas Pillow ideas. 


Here's a new take on a DIY snow globe that's absolutely genius....a Dollar Store Gumball Machine! From Repurpose and Upcycle.

Finally, I love this idea for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party from Mamas Wallet ( isn't that an accurate blog name?!) 


Complete with ideas for everything from invitations, printables, games, foods, and places for guests to get their sweaters or resources to make them. 

OK now let's see what you've all been up to this week !

   
   

Thursday, November 22, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Thanksgiving US friends. I love having a holiday that's focused on gratitude and thankfulness. I'm ever thankful for all of you who choose to share your time and talents here. Hope you've had a wonderful day filled with great food and time spent with family and friends. 

And now the countdown truly begins to Christmas and Hanukkah comes super early this year. Yikes!  Let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party. 


Nothing says Winter and Christmastime coziness like a Hot Chocolate Bar. There's something about having things to choose from to make that cup of cocoa extra special. Check out this idea from Kippi At Home


Faeries and Fauna reminds us to bring a little Christmas cheer and romance into the bedroom with this beautiful  Chalkboard Sign. 


When you're out tomorrow (or shopping online) don't forget to add some clear ornaments to your cart so you can whip up some of these Farmhouse Style Ornaments shared by Artsy VaVa. Great for your own tree or as gifts! 


Save any jars from today and make some of these DIY Snow Globes! Shared by Repurpose and Upcycle

Now let's see what you've all been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, August 30, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all and welcome to the last party of August! Can you believe it's September in a couple of days? I cannot. We're finally moved in and manically unboxing. 

Let's take a look at some ideas shared at last week's party OK? 


I'm smitten with the Industrial look that's so popular right now but even DIY'ing it can add up. Would you believe these are PVC? Much cheaper than buying metal and looks just as good! From Domestic Deadline


With Fall around the corner ( although this will be a different one for me...first one in the desert) how about a great sign idea from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S made from scrap pallet wood? 


Gold is everywhere in home decor right now but you don't need to run out and by new pieces. Update them, like Repurpose and Upcycle did with one of my favorite things, Rub N Buff! 


Finally, after all that creating, Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are always a good idea. From A Day of Small Things

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week ! 


   
   

Thursday, August 23, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've all had a good week. Fingers crossed and next week's party should be brought to you from my "new" home. Been a long process but so excited. 

Let's see some ideas from last week's party shall we?


I'm going to have a lot of wall space to cover so this gorgeous piece from Artsy Va Va caught my eye! Doesn't it look like it could have been found in a Paris flea market? 


I've been in and out of so many home decor stores, living vicariously while waiting to have access to my own day to day stuff, far less seasonal decor. Love these Fall ideas from Master Pieces of My Life


OK another fab piece of DIY Wall Art. This time a wall map from Repurpose and Upcycle. I've seen these in the stores and ca-ching! 

OK let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, August 2, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Hi all and welcome to another BFF Open House here at The Answer Is Chocolate. Sadness in Casa Chocolate this week as we had to say goodbye to our precious furbaby of 16 years. It's the day every pet parent dreads. She's at peace and not suffering which is all we could possibly want. 

Looking through the links from last week's party helped a lot so thank you to all who linked up. Here are a few features!!


Repurpose and Upcycle is back with an amazing DIY Budget Friendly Beach Cottage Mudroom



Satsuma Designs shared the cutest Fairy Camp Party idea, complete with Fairy Houses. This would be as much fun for grownups as for kids and could be easily adapted for a Bridal or Baby Shower or just a girlfriends gathering. 


It was Harry Potter's Birthday this week and the 20th Anniversary of the book that  started it all. Harry has been a huge part of our lives and I can never resist a Harry Potter craft idea. These mugs from Surviving A Teacher's Salary are no exception. 


Finally , between this week and the fact that this pie applies to me, I had to feature this "Menopause" aka Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Pie from  Marilyn's Treats. Yeah you do all the things you're supposed to ... eat right, exercise, mindfulness but let's be real. When you are a woman of a certain age and your hormones are going full tilt crazy, the answer really is chocolate. 


Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, July 26, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! It's been HOT here even for the desert this week. 117 degrees. I now live on the Sun lol. Hope you've all had cooler weeks, filled with cool creative projects. See what I did there? Let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party! 


I'm in love with barn style hanging doors and this one from Repurpose and Upcycle is no exception. 


If you're lucky enough to have (or have access to) a Lake House, then Follow The Yellow Brick Home has some wonderful ideas for Vintage Cottage Summer decor and entertaining. Even if you don't, you can bring a little of the lake to you! 


A little paint and a paint pen are all you need to transform an old metal lamp into a fun addition to any room. In this case, Le Cultivateur transformed this one for her son's sports themed room! 



Finally, one of the hallmark signs of Summertime for me is strawberries. I've never made my own jam but this easy recipe from Butter With A Side Of Bread looks very doable and delicious! 


Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, May 24, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve and welcome to another link up. As always, thanks for choosing to share your creativity here! Here are some great ideas from last week's party. 



I love a good no sew project and especially when it comes to pillows. Changing throw pillows can change the whole feel of a room. These from Repurpose and Upcycle are perfect! 


Floating frames are so ethereal but can get pricey. Faeries and Fauna shared how to make your own using a repurposed frame. 


With hand lettering , coloring and doodling being so popular,  buying sketchbooks to fill can add up. Hazel and Gold Designs shows how you can make your own. Great to keep or give as gifts! 


Finally, with yesterday being "National Iced Coffee Day" this Greek Frappe from All That's Jas would have been the perfect treat. Given how fueled I am by coffee, this is definitely on my to make list!

Now, let's see what you've been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, May 17, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a good week and all who celebrated had a wonderful Mother's Day! 

Here are a few features from last week's party and as usual can't wait to see what everyone's been up to this week !


Sometimes I buy a new creative tool and use it right away. Other times it sits in the package but I know I have it when I am inspired to use it. Such is the case with a woodburning tool I have and this gorgeous DIY Wood Art from Hazel and Gold Designs may just have given me the inspiration to break that bad boy out! Hers was one item in a challenge, all of which you can see at the link. Some VERY cool ideas!! 


Wouldn't that DIY Wood Burned Art look great in this Boho Themed Guest Room? See Little Brags for the before and after and I adore the after!!


Or maybe you're making over an office ( or putting a desk in your made over guest room). This Chalk Painted Desk & Chair makeover from Repurpose and Upcycle is another must see before and after! 

Finally, I love cinnamon rolls. Muffins? OK. Donuts, take them or leave them. But cinnamon rolls? Oh yes. Check out these from Lamberts Lately made in an InstaPot!!! I have not tried baking or making desserts in mine yet so these may be the first I try! 


OK! Time to party :) 

   
   



Thursday, March 8, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Let's just say my week has been "how is it Thus already?" . Hope your week has been less hectic. 

Some features from last week's party!


I love hats. I don't wear them often and truth be told, I probably decorate with them more than I actually wear them. I am loving this "Mad Hatter Tea Party" hat from Artsy Va Va which would be so much fun for so many Spring events. 


Speaking of Spring, how about this beautiful embroidery hoop wreath from Our Hopeful Home? Gorgeous!


With Easter and Spring just around the corner, it's prime time for bunnies! Love this fun wire pendant from Howling At The Moon


Finally, how cute is this Toy Chest dresser makeover from Repurpose and Upcycle complete with the colorful side painted drawers and chalkboard vinyl sides? I think I could use something for my grownup toys aka craft supplies! 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week. 


   
   

Thursday, February 15, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all and hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's and Galentine's Day.  Some great ideas from last week's party to share. 


Springtime is prime time for things like showers and luncheons and I just love this idea from Penny's Vintage Home: A Wood Slice Cake! No calories and love the mossy layers. So many possibilities. You could even use the top layer as a tray for cupcakes. 



Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle shared her technique for aging Terra Cotta pots which makes them look so chic and like ones you see in places like Pottery Barn . Love!


I love the look of embossed metal to use in cards and mixed media projects, but the actual metal can get pricey. Linda from Paper Seedlings has a great technique using heavy duty aluminum foil and embossing folders. I think I even have this exact embossing folder. So elegant! 


Finally, Craftbeering takes one of my favorite desserts, chocolate fondue, up a notch with Hazelnut Brown Ale Chocolate Fondue. 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week!