Make an Antique Window Frame into Art

Window Frame Art

Spruce up an old window frame and turn it into art. Discarded windows are great finds at flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. Photographer Ruth Rosenfeld of Georgetown, Colorado took this curved Victorian window and used it to frame four of her own photographs of doorways and windows from around town. From one pane to multiple paned windows, the creative possibilities are endless. You will need an old window frame, photograph/s, paint (if you plan on painting your frame) and wood or cardboard. Choose a favorite photograph and have it printed to the size of your window pane. Slide the photograph into window, then apply glue to edges of your wood/cardboard cut-out and attach to frame behind photograph to hold into place.

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Transform an Old Trunk into an Outdoor Planter

Transform an old trunk into an outdoor planter

When my partner brought home two old rusted, smelly trunks and I refused to let him bring them in the house, he made lemons out of lemonade, and made me happy in the end. I would have never thought to transform an old trunk into an outdoor planter, but that is exactly what he did. In our case he mounted each chest to a wooden platform (which is optional). Otherwise, just fill the chest up with dirt and plant your favorite perennials, annuals or make a trunk herb garden, whatever you prefer.

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Make a Table Out of a Vintage Suitcase

make a table out of a vintage suitcase

This stylish table is not just a conversation piece, it also doubles as hidden storage. There are many different tutorials and techniques online for this project. Basically, to make a table out of a vintage suitcase you will need a suitcase, legs (I bought these from Home Depot), leg mounts, pre measured and cut wood insert, glue, drill and screws. Glue the wood insert to inside bottom of suitcase, attach leg mounts to bottom using drill, then screw in the legs. That is basically it. If you are feeling frisky you can also upholster the inside. I painted the legs with bright blue spray paint to make the piece pop. Have fun with it!

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Build a Lego Key Chain and Key Chain Holder

This is a fun and functional DIY project as well as earth friendly. Before you throw away your children’s outgrown Legos, why not build a Lego key chain and key chain holder? The decorative possibilities are endless with all those shapes and vivid colors. Who knows, perhaps you will build an avant-garde masterpiece to hang your keys on.

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Use Binder Clips to Hang Decorations

Use Binder Clips to Hang Decorations

It’s super easy to use binder clips to hang decorations. Choose a binder clip strong enough for the weight of item, then clip binder clip to the item you want to hang. Finally attach item to picture hook or nail affixed to the wall. Binder clips are not only a great office supply, they are also an excellent tool box staple!

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Copper Pipe Candle Holder Centerpiece

DIY Copper Pipe Candle Holder Centerpiece, Photo Courtesy of Brittany Bailey

We found this awesome copper pipe candle holder centerpiece at Pretty Handy Girl.com. It’s so versatile, it can be used as candle holder, bud vase or both! Use the link above to go to the step by step tutorial. So, hone your soldering skills and create useful art while you do!

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