DIY Lotion Dispenser with Pump ~ Recycle

DIY Lotion Dispenser with Pump @cupcakesandcrinoline

{This is not a pretty project but it is a recycling project and I finally got to play with some funky Duct Tape} Do you use moisturizer and find yourself frustrated when you know there's a good amount left in the bottle but it won't 'pump out' anymore so then you remove the pump and try to scrape the sides and use that ~ and then if you are really curious you close one eye and squint with your open eye to see how much … [Read more...]

DIY Free Greeting Card Organizer

Card Organizer 1

I have been on an organization, declutter, redecorate and reuse 'kick' lately.  I have a dresser that I keep computer paper, mailing supplies, camera accessories, etc. in......I also keep a box of greeting cards in there.  I was going through the dresser a few days ago and realized how many cards I never sent because I couldn't find them {ugh}...so I thought I would organize the cards.  I didn't want to buy anything … [Read more...]

Gift Wrap & Topper {Recycled & Almost Free}

Newspaper Package Topper

You have so many gifts to wrap, you're trying to save money, you want to recycle & yet still be creative-look no further- use your newspaper!  For smaller gifts the newspaper always has been a great way to wrap a gift and recycle but you can also make an adorable topper to match that adds a feminine finishing touch to your gift that's simple & quick. I saw this in the December/January 2010 issue of Country Living … [Read more...]

How-To Blow Out Eggs and Decorate Them

egg-vase-with-flowers

    I was making a recipe the other day that called for eggs and the wheels in my head started turning {this tends to frighten those who know me!}.  What could I do with some of the eggshells?   I have never blown out an egg before but wanted to use the shell as one piece.  I looked up how to blow out eggs {so that I could use the contents in my recipe} and then decorate the shell {reuse, … [Read more...]