New Upcycle Ideas 642

Visit 20+ New Upcycle Ideas 642 - Hand painted koi, bottle luminaries, painted quilt, pom pom gnomes, plus, all leading to tutorials!

New Upcycle Ideas 642


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Visit 20+ New Upcycle Ideas 642 – Hand painted koi, bottle luminaries, painted quilt, pom pom gnomes, plus, all leading to tutorials!

split rail fence flowerbeds with grasses and Mt. Ash tree

An outdoor fall yard tour


Take a fall tour of my yard HERE 

Since our likely last heat wave has yet again broken, my mountain ash tree is reminding me that fall is right around the corner. The orange berries are nearly ready to drop, which means it turns into a local feeding frenzy for the birds! Not ideal since my picture window is near. So once again, it’s time to think of things that will keep the birds from my window. Any ideas on what works?

white ektorp Ikea sofas in a winter living room with wood oar wall decor

All about Ikea slipcovered sofas


View this Ikea white sofa tour HERE

And they were purchased and assembled HERE

And fall. I guess. All I find myself wanting to do is clean everything before thinking of the next season. Do you go through that too? In fact, I think I’m going to pull off all the sofa slipcovers and get them washed up today as it’s a good windy day to dry them on the line! Hmm… this may be a good day to get a Part 3 on my Ikea slipcovered sofas story, and that is how I maintain the covers…

Wood pumpkins with Pumpkin Patch sign using fall stencils

Upcycled Fall ideas


Visit many of my unique Fall Projects HERE

Plus, this just may encourage me to decorate for fall and get a few fall projects on the go too… we can hope!

This was yet another busy week offline, so I once again forgave myself for this season I currently am in, and will simply raise my hot coffee  up to your own projects you brought over this fine, creative weekend. Thank-you. Once again.

So let’s check out some fab features from last week’s party

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hand painted koi side table - upcycle idea 642

How to hand paint furniture


Hand painted koi side table by Birdz of a Feather

This beautiful side table is not decorated with a transfer. This beautiful koi image is hand painted and this tutorial takes you every step of the way so you can give it a whirl too! Isn’t it so calming?

repurposed bottle solar lights - new upcycle idea 642

Make outdoor solar light illuminaries from bottles


Repurposed bottle solar light luminaries by Color Me Thrifty

Being that most stock plastic beverage bottles for recycling, here’s how to turn them into whimsical solar light luminaries to decorate your garden with! Oh how I’d bet they look spectacular lit up at night through those colored stones! 

pom pom gnomes - New Upcycle Ideas 642

Craft easy and adorable pom pom gnomes


Pom pom gnomes by Creatively Beth

Since most have seen yarn turn into pom poms, here’s a tutorial that takes it one step further, creating these darling gnomes with the cutest tall hats! Goodness these are sweet, and would look super festive if hung as Christmas tree ornaments as well! Where would you hang them?

Hex painted barn quilt - new upcycle ideas 642

Painted hex barn quilt on reclaimed wood


Painted hex barn quilt fragment by Surface Anthology

Well now, the idea of reclaimed wood and paint to create this pretty and rustic barn quilt fragment certainly caught my attention! Adore how it’s easy to customize with colors or size. Fun piece that could be used for decor or is, or perhaps add a few hooks to hang up your keys!

hanging key pockets - upcycle ideas 642

Fabric door pocket envelopes for storage or wrap


Hanging door pockets for small storage by Hello Sewing

Because you likely have a few favorite fabric scraps you don’t wish to part with, pull them into action with these pretty hanging door pockets, shaped like envelopes. How cool! These would make wonderful gift wrap too!

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4 thoughts on “New Upcycle Ideas 642

  1. Thanks so much for featuring our koi side table Donna!

    Re, the birds, I’ve read about sticking predator silhouettes in the window to prevent the birds from flying into the glass, but haven’t heard if that works. I think the trick is actually to cut the reflection. If you can temporarily put something in front of the glass, like a matte translucent panel so you don’t block your light but remove the reflection, that might work. Do you have anything left over from when you redid your patio roof?

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