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As a kid I used to tuck a blanket into the top drawer of a desk and snuggle in under the desk with a pillow to read and play. This use of 2 filing cabinets look like a great way to make a play nook in a home office any kid would love to hang out in while their parent worked. This is part of a fun collection of filing cabinet re-dos.

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I love to get flattened pennies when I go traveling. You too? And then you don’t know what to do with them so they go in a box. Well, this is perfect! It is modern and fresh. See how cool this recycled flattened souvenir penny tree art looks in a room over at the blog Happy medium.

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Mason Jars are always perfect for entertaining but get kicked up for Summer parties with decoupage and tissue paper! These super cute and trendy watermelon, strawberry and pineapple Mason Jars start with torn pieces colored tissue paper and decoupage medium. Layer colors to create a base and then allow to dry. Accent with simple line patterns created with a permanent marker. Embellish by wrapping the neck of the Mason Jar with twine and a colorful button. Fill with votive candles or silverware for all your backyard BBQ’s this Summer! See how to make these fruit mason jars over at the blog Creatively Beth.

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Now this looks like soooo much silly fun. I bet all my friends would love to come to this art gathering. Pop on over to the blog Art Bar for the tutorial on how to set up a giant recycled cardboard cupcake decorating activity.

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Now this looks like one of those vintage crafts from Pack-o-Fun magazine, doesn’t it? I love the vintage quality but I bet it would work in a modern theme. This fun recycled plastic bottle tissue and towel holder is part of an amazing collection of recycled plastic bottle small and large projects featured at Cpykami.

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I bet these would be a great summer projects. When your done with your soda save the container and use the amazing collection of ideas over at El Como De Las Cosas to create recycled plastic bottle planters in virtually every animal shape. You could have an entire zoo!

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It was funny when I went to create this post I realized that the last post I did was “wall related” as well. I wonder if I should consider it a theme? Well today is this cool art installation created with objects and a Venetian blind. Pop on over to the blog Dazed Digital for more photos of this are installation.

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What an interesting combination of elements! Generally speaking chain link fences aren’t considered pretty but add some knitting and plants and boy what change. This would be a fun idea to upcycle your swatches into plant pockets or in my case some recycled sweaters. Pop on over to the blog Urban Knitting for more photos and wonderful unexpected knitting.

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I am soooooo doing this! I send out snail mail using collections of vintage postage I get at Stamp Shows. I love making a collage of them to add up to 55 cents and decorating the envelope. I even have an Art Pen Pal that sends me back Art Postcards. Won’t he be surprised when in my next envelope he finds a tiny postcard like this one featured at Oh! Crafts. I’m sure I can find a tiny recycled picture in a magazine or art book.

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I love this idea for turning nature into an American flag. It seems so fitting. This idea for making an American flag by painting sticks is included in a great collection of all sorts of ways to make flags of all sizes out of recycled elements over at the blog Planet Pals.

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