pinner says..."Cheap way to make a canvas?"  . . . what a cool idea!  this would be great for inexpensive crafting . . .

how to make a soap box canvas - Interesting and inexpensive "canvas" for students

No Sew Stip Pillow Recyle Fabric Scraps Easy Crafts Tutorials

Also take a t shirt that covers the pillow with at least inches on all sides. cut strips and tie together. for scrunched edges and not shaggy look. turn pillow case inside out after the side is tied. tie the tight. no sew pillow!

elegant, shiny, homemade ornaments or super quick & easy craft... um, both! thinking any shape would work too, like a snowflake or trace the kids' hands...

aluminum can leaf ornaments - It doesn't look like Christmas to me, but it inspires! Years ago I made about 100 aluminum stars like this (dimensional), What else?

10 Ideas for Reusing Old Calendars

10 Ideas for Reusing Old Calendars

10 Ideas for Reusing Old Calendars Wall Art – framing them and displaying them would be at the top of my list! You could use individual illustrations or perhaps a collage of your favourites. Gifts – choose a favourite … Continue reading →

Bright lamps!

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HelloGiggles – DIY Colorful Thrift Store Lamps I want to do this, because sooooon. very sooooooon there will be thrift stores abound!

Recycled Can Caddies | via Hometalk  I hate tossing sturdy food cans but never know what to do with them. Kind of a cute idea.

Recycled Can Caddies

use recycled cans to make decorative pencil holders and other storage caddies

Clever use for maps, brochures and other ephemera from vacations: wrap around tins to make cool pencil holders.

Memorabilia Tins

Memorabilia Tins -- Keep your favorite vacation ephemera, such as maps, menus, and flyers, on display by using them to decorate soup tins and spice boxes.

A Teacup Lamp - Clever use for mismatched china! Fun! DIY. Upcycle. Country Living project idea with instructions.

A New Use for Mismatched China

A Teacup Lamp - Clever use for mismatched china DIY. Country Living project idea with instructions.

Shabby Chic Denim Flowers |

Shabby Chic Denim Flowers

These shabby chic denim flowers from Emi Harrington are a great way to use up an old pair of jeans. Just check out these fabric flowers patterns to learn how. (these would be perfect to cover a stain, patch, or re-style an old look!

Recycled plastic bag baggies-I still don't completely understand this, but I like it. And I want to do it.

Green Life - little non-green secrets

Recyle And Make Your Own Beads

Recyle And Make Your Own Beads

These are just ordinairy toilet paper beads. Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a paper bead in under 180 minutes using acrylic paint, paint brush, and nail polish.