New Upcycle Ideas 685

Visit 20+ New Upcycle Ideas 685 – Glass garden flowers, straw hat light, flip flop Welcome sign, patriotic flags and chair planter, plus more repurposed projects, most with tutorials!

Visit 20+ New Upcycle Ideas 685 - Glass garden flowers, straw hat light, flip flop Welcome sign, patriotic flags and chair planter, plus more repurposed projects, most with tutorials!

New Upcycle Ideas 685


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Happy weekend!

And boy, do these weekend party posts keep me honest. I think I’ve done so much in a week yet nothing I did made it to the blog.

Well, I guess I know why. Sometimes it takes time for the build-up. For example, we’ve been waiting for an inflatable hot tub to arrive, but have been busy planning how to set it up. So now that it’s been pushed through my front door, it’s time to get busy!

We’ve had some very hot weather this past week as well, so luckily our two window air conditioners rescued us once again. I ordered a few quotes for central air but no one called back. So I guess we’ll wait that one out until it’s off season. Like we have a choice…

In other happy news, the garden shed flowers and this year’s ferns (see how I saved last year’s ferns HERE) are thriving! So it won’t be long before I can post updates on the gardening progress!

I’m also flip flopping between vacation mode and work mode. Can you relate? If it’s hot and sunny, shouldn’t we be somewhere else other than home? But I honestly don’t think we will go anywhere this year, hence the hot tub purchase. Hopefully that will help feel like we are on vacation a little!

So now that we’re kinda all caught up, let’s check out these fab upcycled project features from last week’s post:

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dollar tree flip flop welcome sign Creatively Beth


Craft a dollar tree flip flop welcome sign for summer!


Dollar Tree flip flop Welcome sign by Creatively Beth

Did you ever see such a summery and happy Welcome sign that positively screams summer?! Love the vibrancy of this and how easy it is to customize! Head over to this flip flop sign tutorial to learn how to make one of your own!

chippy patriotic wooden American flag


How to whip up chippy American flags with scrap wood


DIY chippy wood flags for $5 by DIY Beautify

If you love your patriotic projects to look vintage, this is thee project! This wooden patriotic flag not only looks authentically old, this method is easy to do! Visit the American flag tutorial to check out how.

Patriotic chair planter


Create a patriotic chair planter


Patriotic chair planter by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

Have a spare chair on hand doing absolutely nothing? Sounds like the perfect candidate to get out your paint and plants to create this fabulous chair planter, American flag style! Love how the chair gives the garden extra height and what’s not to love about a fun pop of red? This planter chair would be very easy to customize any way you wish!

glass flowers garden art


Create gorgeous garden art with glass flowers made from plates


Glass garden flowers by Selep Imaging

If you’ve ever been to a Chihuly glass show (here’s my own Chihuly Seattle adventure!) , you’ll appreciate how closely these fabulous glass dish flowers resemble those wonderful works of art… but on the cheap! So start collecting special plates that turn your eye, and reach out to this artist for more info on how to make them for yourself! (this post does not contain a tutorial)


beach hat light cover


Summer-up your plain lights with a fabulous straw hat light cover!


Straw hat light cover by Homeward Found Decor

If you love the wicker boho look for light shades, check out how fabulous a flirty straw hat can become the perfect light cover with a hot summer casual vibe! What a fabulous idea! 

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8 thoughts on “New Upcycle Ideas 685

  1. i’m with you, Donna… a vacation SOUNDS lovely, but i’m pretty much sticking to being home and taking day-trips only right now. how lucky you are to have such a beautiful yard to relax in! (only i know you don’t, you sit there looking around thinking ‘well THAT area needs attention… and oh! i could do something over THERE, too….’ LOL!!!) enjoy your weekend!

    thank you so much for including my beach hat light cover project in your feature! i’ve been looking at that stupid light for several years now, hating it, and trying to figure out just how to fix it up on a budget… that hat was a spur-of-the-moment solution, and i LOVE it! hope your readers do, as well.

  2. Love the up cycled garden chair! (I have more than a few old chairs hiding out in my basement 😉 That stinks that the a/c places won’t call you back. Keep a list of which ones wouldn’t return your calls & don’t give them your business. I feel that if they can’t take the time to return a call, that’s an indication of the quality of their work & service too.

    Enjoy your hot tub!

  3. Hi Donna,
    I have been busy and missing you and most parties.
    Thank you so much for sharing my chair planter.
    It was a project that I happened without much thinking and I’m happy with how it turned out-
    We are now about 20 days from our son’s wedding!
    A short engagement with lots to do- then relax and enjoy summer. I love my soon to be daughter-in-love. What a blessing!
    xo Lisa S

  4. THANK YOU, Donna, for featuring my Dollar Tree Flip Flop Welcome Sign! Have a wonderful week! Creatively, Beth

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