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Repurposing Projects

This time of year, when the weather starts to cool and I feel the need to snuggle in, I start getting all crazy with crafting ideas.

I picked these crates up the other day outside the dumpster at our local John Deere store. I told politely asked my husband to grab them after checking to make sure I could take them. I am not sure yet what I'm going to do with them, but I've got a couple ideas. Maybe paint them and hang them for shelves, or use them as toy bins, maybe even laundry hampers for the girls. Really there's a million uses for a nice crates like these, so I'll come up with something. They're around 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 feet. Nice solid wood! I'm super excited about these! If you have any ideas or have done something similar, let me know how it turned out.

And now I have a confession to make. I am as bad as the retail stores, as one season comes in, I am already moving onto the next one. Fall weather has finally arrived here in the Midwest and as much as I love Fall and I mean LOVE, I am already beginning to think about some crafting ideas for Christmas. I came across this picture awhile back and I'm getting itchy to try sewing these stockings!
I don't know where this photo came from, so I apologize for not giving credit.

The idea is to repurpose old sweaters into stockings. I definitely have several laying around and I am getting anxious to try this project out. I always have a long list of Christmas crafts to try but when the season approaches, things get so busy I never get them done. So I am hoping to get a head start and then the stockings will be ready to hang when it's time to decorate for Christmas.
I'm also getting ready to rearrange the living room to put the fireplace back as the focal point! Hopefully the hubby gets done combining corn and beans soon and can help me move the big furniture. Otherwise I get anxious and do it myself and inevitably end up at the chiropractor the next day!
What projects do you have on your mind? Are you decorating for Fall or are you planning ahead like me? I'd love to here from you!

PS. Here's a super cute idea I found for a pretty simple Halloween Pumpkin!

Photo source unknown, again I apologize.

 

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