January 27th, 2017 | by Julie Finn
CDs, DVDs, and old vinyl records are a great base for constructing mandalas on top of, because they're already perfectly round, and so sturdy that you can display your finished, upcycled mandala anywhere you'd like
January 24th, 2017 | by Julie Finn
Looking for a little more love in your life? Then check out this love-themed artist trading card swap, run by Mark Montano of Big-Ass Craft Book fame
October 18th, 2016 | by Becky Striepe
Here's how to reuse a canvas, whether you want to completely start over or make a piece of found art your own
October 22nd, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
Mixed media artist Deane Bowers* makes vibrant, cheerful upcycled folk art pieces
October 13th, 2015 | by Crunchy Scott
Graffiti art from the heart makes the perfect birthday present from two adorable and creative craft monsters!
September 17th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Artist Mbongeni Buthelezi uses melted plastic to create beautiful works of art
August 4th, 2015 | by Crunchy Scott
Gen-Xers, remember that jug of Kool-aid in the fridge? Well, we're remixing those powdered drinks into homemade watercolor paints! Oh yeah!
May 30th, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell
Transform your vintage camera into an awesome piece of art for your bookshelf or table!
April 11th, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell
Take your DIY skills outside with outdoor decor like this old shutter that I upcycled into art!
August 22nd, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
While working on the Upcycle a Guitar into Art post, I used an old cardboard box underneath it while painting. When I posted a sneak peek of the project on Instagram, my friend suggested turning the cardboard box into upcycled splatter paint art. So, I did!
June 13th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I've seen recycled map art projects all over Pinterest and I was just waiting for an opportunity to create one, too. After returning from Guatemala this week, I was inspired to make my own eco-friendly version!
March 29th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Do you have an old pair of sunglasses that you don't want to throw away? Transform them into a unique art piece for your home!
February 15th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I have quite a collection of embroidery hoops, and I've done projects like Embroidery Hoop Easter Eggs and Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins. Even so, I bought more embroidery hoops at a garage sale in order to make colorful wall art pieces for my craft booth. Here's the first one that I came up with!
February 14th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share one of the pieces I just put together for my craft booth— "I Love You" wall art!
January 12th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I found a set of three mountain pictures at a garage sale about a year ago. They weren't my taste, so they sat in my closet until inspiration finally hit-- chalkboard paint!
December 28th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
While visiting family this week, I noticed my mom received a stack of Christmas cards from family and friends. She had a genius idea that I just had to share! Several of the cards had beautiful graphics that weren't too "Christmasy" and were worth saving, so she decided to frame them!
September 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Remember my first Music Wall Art idea? Well, here's part 2! My roommates and I had a large blank space over our couch that was driving me insane! I didn't want to buy any artwork from a big box store, so I decided to create my own. I've seen several projects on Pinterest that have lyrical artwork and they inspired me to make my own "It is Well" wall art. You can adapt this with your own favorite quote or lyric too! Here's how to do it!
August 10th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
One of the awesome ideas from Becky's 10 Ways to Upcycle an Old Calendar post was to frame a picture from a calendar. A few weeks ago, I was in a thrift store with my mom and she came across a Van Gogh Calendar from 2000. She encouraged me to buy the calendar and I'm so glad I listened! Now, I have a beautiful piece of art framed in my room for a lot less!
August 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week on Pinterest, I came across a really adorable scrap book paper tree from Two Girls Being Crafty (via Everyday Mom Ideas). I loved the concept, so I decided to turn it into a completely upcycled project by using reclaimed sheet music instead of scrap book paper!
July 20th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I absolutely love collecting old buttons because I feel like each one tells a story. If you like collecting buttons as much as I do, consider making these beautiful button projects! They're a great way to showcase your button collection and add a bit of color to your life!
June 21st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Do you have any mismatched silverware at home? Perhaps you've found some beautiful silverware at a thrift store before. Put all that beautiful silverware to good use with these amazing and unique projects!
May 25th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
In a few weeks I'm moving into a rental home with two other roommates. We're all musicians, so it's a no-brainer that we're going to have lots of musical items/instruments to decorate. My head is spinning with ideas, so I decided to finally work on some wall art for our music space!