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Innovative Upcycle Ideas

Does anyone else get sucked down the Pinterest black hole? I love to explore the different content and find new ways to be frugal. My latest obsession is to discover innovative upcycle ideas. In this post, I will share some of the ideas I have found with links to the original posts for you toContinue reading “Innovative Upcycle Ideas”

5 Ways to Repurpose Cereal Boxes

Cereal boxes have many more uses than just packaging for your favourite cereals. Here are some of my favourite repurposing ideas to make the most out of those cardboard boxes: Paperwork Storage Did you know you can turn a cereal box into one of those fancy paperwork holders/stands? Copy the design above for the desiredContinue reading “5 Ways to Repurpose Cereal Boxes”

Cereal Box Gift Bags

If you are in a pinch or simply want to learn a useful way to repurpose cereal boxes, then this is the DIY project for you. I especially love this project because you can wrap the box in anything from newspaper to wall paper, and they are incredibly sturdy, so it can be reused againContinue reading “Cereal Box Gift Bags”

D.I.Y Marble Run

With people stockpiling crazy amounts of toilet paper, I thought it a great time to share our toilet roll tube, marble run project. This project came about after my eldest received a marble run, and my toddler could not play with it as he puts everything in his mouth, and marbles make me nervous anyway.Continue reading “D.I.Y Marble Run”

Alternative Uses for Old Towels

Before you throw out or recycle your towels, ask yourself if you are getting the most use out of them. Can they be used in another way to benefit your home and pocket? Here is a list of 10 alternative uses for old towels: Cut up into rags and cleaning cloths. They are brilliant forContinue reading “Alternative Uses for Old Towels”

Save & Make Money by Upcycling Furniture & Home Decor

The word upcycling can scare some people, especially those who are not very DIY minded, but you can save money (and even make money) by choosing simple upcycle projects. You don’t need to be wielding power tools to give something a new lease of life. Simple Upcycle Project Ideas Sand and paint a piece ofContinue reading “Save & Make Money by Upcycling Furniture & Home Decor”

D.I.Y Dog Toy

My Nan has a Bichon Frise who bites and tears through toys like paper. Buying replacements ends up costing a small fortune, and all that one use plastic and stuffing is not good for the environment. I have seen many of these dog toys online and thought I’d give it a go. The result wasContinue reading “D.I.Y Dog Toy”

How to Re-Use Gift Wrap

Do you want a frugal tip for cutting costs next Christmas? What if I told you that you could re-use gift wrap from the presents you receive? I’m telling you this now, so you can be conscious of the idea of saving gift wrap this Christmas. It is especially good if you receive a giftContinue reading “How to Re-Use Gift Wrap”

D.I.Y Gift Ideas Using Magazines

Are you looking for ways to create inexpensive, personal gifts for friends and loved ones? Have you thought about upcycling old magazines? I’m here to show you the beautiful presents you can create from magazines. *Links to original sources and images included. Rolled Paper frame Doodle Craft Blog have a wonderful tutorial to create aContinue reading “D.I.Y Gift Ideas Using Magazines”

Recycling Gift Cards into Postcards

Buying cards to mail to relatives and friends that live long distance can be costly. Why not turn your old greeting cards into postcards. You will save money on the cost of a card, and to post a postcard only costs a basic stamp. This is such an easy way to reuse greeting cards, you’llContinue reading “Recycling Gift Cards into Postcards”