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I have had many positive comments about the ideas in my last blog, so I thought that Part II would be in order.


Storage?  My grandfather had these in his garage and I forgot about them until I saw this visual tutorial.

A good idea for a small bathroom, under hanging shelves for things like cotton balls, cotton swabs, etc.


This may be a stroke of genius!  Bookmarks from the spines of old books.

Bookmarks out of old book spines.


This wood wreath from sarahrichardsondesign.com looks like it would be lots of fun to make.  When I saw it, I remembered a wonderful idea that I received from a neighbor many years ago.

Wood Wreath


Our friend saved the bottom cut he took off of their Christmas tree and carved it to make an ornament which they then hung on the tree every year.  If you are not into carving, then you could paint a design or stencil one.  Be sure to put the year on the back side or incorporate it into the design.  Here are some ornaments made from birch branches.  The Christmas tree trunk would look just as nice.

The Perfect Gift: Etched Snowflake Ornaments in Birch

via:  stunningviews.blogspot.com


A little string and some rosemary and you have beautiful napkin rings.

Rosemary Napkin Rings

visit:  spoonforkbacon.com


Personalize photos with scrabble tiles.

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visit:  hometalk.com


Love this old costume jewelry used to decorate a candle.  Notice the leather belt that is around the candle holder.

Decorating Candles


I know this is a little late for Christmas, but these trees are darling.  Put a sharpened dowel into some foam in a flower pot.  Tear out book pages and push them onto the dowel.  Cute!  I think that they would look nice all year round.


via:  emilyclark.com


I am going to watch for egg cups because it would be so much fun to plant bulbs in them.

egg cups

via:  Johanna-vintage.blogspot.com


And finally, glue Dollar Tree candle sticks to inexpensive votive holders.  Use a glue called E-6000 and you won’t have to worry about them ever coming apart.

Dollar Tree candle sticks hot glued to Dollar Tree votive candle holders. Possibly for the bathroom if we dont do the vanity tray idea you had (Just a possibility) :)

via:  Laura Corbalis

So, go forth and create.  You might come up with items that you can use as gifts this year but you will certainly have a great time.