Archive for the ‘Repurposed’ Category

I have seen top 10 lists on other sites and I thought it might be nice to do one of my own. I have only posted sporadically this year and I hope to post more often in 2011. Here are my top 10 posts for 2010!!

1.)  Gazebo Chandelier: I loved this project because it really added to the new gazebo and cost very little. https://mommyidea.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/gazebo-chandelier/

2.) Harry Potter Birthday: This was fun and my son loved it. What more could a mother want? https://mommyidea.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/harry-potter-birthday/

3.) Dessert Cups: What a great way to make an ordinary dessert special. https://mommyidea.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/48/

4.) Princess Party: This cake was a challenge but in the end it was just what the princess wanted.


5.) Vacation Picture Frame: This was a wonderful way to preserve our memories.


6.) Card Display: This Project was very easy and I might do it again next year.


7.) Inspiration: I still have not worked on that chair. I hope the chair makes it into my top 10 for 2011.


8.) Deck Chair Redo: Well the deck is covered with snow. I can’t wait to sit on the deck next summer and watch the kids play. https://mommyidea.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/deck-chair-redo/

9.) Summer Gift Bag: How simple and inexpensive. I have to keep my eye out at the local Target next summer. I need to pick up more. https://mommyidea.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/summer-gift-bag/

10.) Kid’s Craft Center Organized: unfortunately it doesn’t look that great right now. It’s something I struggle with all the time. I am toying with having a weekly organization post in 2011.


Onward to 2011. I hope to get organized, clear out clutter and find some balance.

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Repurposed Vase

I am trying to curb my “hoarding”. I’m trying to find a purpose for everything in the basement or get rid of it. I just purchased a Silhouette SD. Oops! That doesn’t help with the hoarding. I started fiddling with it last night. Wow!! There’s so much you can do with it.

This is my quick project for the day and my first attempt to cut vinyl.

I took an old sorority vase. I haven’t used that in 15 years. Yikes, that makes me old.

I cut circles in different sizes from brown vinyl  and covered up the sorority symbol.

I added flowers from the garden and I have flowers for the bathroom. They colors can be changed depending on the flowers or the occasion. Sorry about the pictures but we have a busy day.

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This cute summer decoration didn’t cost me a thing. I had a flower holder that I bought years ago that I had taken down and had stuffed in a box.

I spray painted it with the Krylon Oil Rubbed Satin that was left over from the deck chairs.

I then added sunflowers that I bought for a wreath but never used. I hung it on front porch. Maybe I’ll make that wreath. I have a lot of craft supplies and home decorations hanging around the house that I just don’t use. I’m thinking they would look better out than stuffed in a box somewhere.  

Do you have things that you either need to get rid of or repurpose?

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