Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday (Wednesday): Quick Tips

Okay, so I didn't deliver a project last week as promised, and I'm a day late with Inspiration Tuesday this week. I promise that I'm not ignoring you guys. Life at home and work has been crazy lately. I can't give you all the details yet, but I will reveal all in the next couple of weeks (I promise!).

In the meantime, let's get to today's inspiration! Today I thought I would give some quick easy things you can do with stuff you probably already have in your own house to decorate and switch it up a little.

Need a new end table? Why not use some books!

*Image from Real Simple Magazine.

Just stack up some of your favorite looking books and you have a perfect end table.

Want a unique planter idea? Use whatever you have laying around the house.

*All images from JunkMarketStyle

You can use old drawers, pots, pitchers, even wheelbarrows! The options are limitless for what you can use as a decorative planter. Just be sure to either create drainage holes or put a layer of rocks on the bottom to hold the soil up. Not so crazy about using some things as planters? Use them as a vase instead. If the object is water tight, use it directly. If not (such as a cowboy boot), then put the flowers in a regular vase that fits inside the object
Got a bunch of old cd cases lying around? Need some new art for the wall?
*Image from Country Living Magazine

How about trying this fun wall art project over at Country Living. It's a great way to recycle and spruce up your wall!

Turn your old Mason jars (or spaghetti sauce jars, we're not picky!) into lanterns like RKFELLA over on

What a fabulous pond! I'm jealous.

Well, that's it for today. Look at all the great things you can do with just stuff lying around your house! It kinda makes you want to go digging around to see what else you can find in your house, doesn't it? ;) Go ahead, dig away, I won't tell anyone!

Happy Crafting!


  1. This was a really useful post, Erica! I'm going to steal a couple of these ideas! Thank you...


  2. Wow you are so sweet!!! this is karen from crafster and i feel honored that i'm "featured" on your blog :P
    thanks so much!

  3. You're welcome Karen! I love your yard.



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