46 Ways to Make Something New Out of Something Old

46 Ways to Make Something New Out of Something Old

I LOVE repurposing! I enjoy making something beautiful & useful out of someone else’s trash. All those seemingly useless things sitting around the house, basement & garage can be put to good use. You can make incredible things out of them. In fact, many of the things I make I am then able to sell in my gift shop. What a win-win! You are able to clear out unused items AND make some money at the same time, more money than you would hold a yard sale! And you have fun while doing it!

Not sure what to make or how to begin? Country Living is ready to get you started with this HUGE list of craft projects that recycled materials. Take time to go through the list. Look around your home. Then pick one! Believe me, after 1-2 projects, you will be hooked! Enjoy!

Something New Projects

Recycled Craft Projects


I LOVE finding new uses for items. I am working to develop my sense of visual creativity, allowing me to see discarded items in a new way.

Along comes Country Living with lots of ways to reuse items. I especially like the bowl lampshades above and the tea towels below. There are plenty more to see when you follow the link.  Recycled Crafts

Simple Sew Pillows


You don’t need to spend a fortune to spruce up your home. Often, little touches here and there add just the right touch that makes a big impact. For this reason, I LOVE pillows! They can be added and shifted as needed. Also, it is easy to change the look of a room just by recovering the existing pillows or adding new ones that you make yourself. BH&G offers a selection of homemade pillows that work throughout your home. It’s just that simple!

35 Favorite Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipes


I don’t know about you but chicken is a go to dish in our house. I always watch for it to go on sale then stock up on a variety. I also find chicken works great in my slow cooker. That’s why I am always looking for new recipes to try with chicken, especially slow cooker chicken.

Midwest Living shares a variety of chicken recipes that you can try in your slow cooker. The weather is turning cooler. These recipes are perfect for the cold days ahead. Enjoy!

35 Favorite Chicken Slow-Cooker Recipes

Gluten-Free Luscious Layer Bars

Gluten-Free Luscious Layer Bars

Gluten free doesn’t mean you must give up sweet treats. And these days, there is a much better selection of recipes for you to enjoy than there were when I first heard about gluten free living. One source of tasty treats is Betty Crocker. The good folks at Better Crocker have developed so many gluten free recipes & products that you can enjoy eating again! In fact, these recipes are so wonderful, your family will enjoy them too. You may have to hide a few so you enjoy them!

Today, I’m sharing a recipe for those fabulous layered bars. Make some for your family & be sure to save some for yourself! Enjoy!

Layered Bars