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Clever Re-use & Upcycles

All things re-used and re-usable, and all things kids! Get new use out of old baby & kid's stuff. Or, re-purpose old stuff into fun new things for your kids.

Recycled bracelets! Great Earth Day activity!

Paper Roll Bracelets Craft

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Money-saving DIY: Tall "Vase" from oatmeal containers. You could also wrap with colorful rope or twine for a kids room - Put rocks in the bottom to add some weight.

Frugal Ain't Cheap: Raffia and Oatmeal

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{How to Make Mason Jar Soap Dispensers} *love

How to Make Mason Jar Soap Dispensers - Love Grows Wild

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So cute for a kids room! Use an old laundry basket for polka dot walls.

Community Post: 41 Creative DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home

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DIY Crate Boot Rack - Creative! The possibilities are endless ... from vintage, to modern. Make it to match your style

DIY Vintage Crate Boot Rack - Infarrantly Creative

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Dress up "closet" - use an old/cheap dresser & pull out all but the last drawer & top with a shelf..... Add some crown molding & paint!

Dress-Up Armoire {as seen on Pinterest} | About Family Crafts

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Just love how this DIY dresser pops with color and panache. Pink and White Dresser Makeover

Friday Flash Blog No. 43 {Plus Features} - The Jenny Evolution

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I love this one!!!! An old Entertainment unit converted to a kids kitchen! AWESOME! They show step by step pictures of the transformation

Shelf into dollhouse, cheaper than buying a dollhouse nowadays for sure.

MEKKOTEHDAS: Pyörremyrskyn jäljiltä

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Dollhouse from Suitcase - lots of upcycle fun for kids on this website #UpcycleThat

Kids | Upcycle That

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Who doesn't love a cardboard playhouse?

Love this Patriotic wreath using kids outgrown clothes and old towels. Can be inspiration for any holiday/theme.

Excellent tutorial on how to make recycled t-shirt Quilts~ (great memory gift idea if you use your kid's shirts through the years)

Recycled | Lil Blue Boo

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Great DIY scarf that kids can make. Makes for terrific gifts for the holiday!

for those not into the play kitchen...how about the play dress-up closet?

Create these cute arm warmers out of outgrown or socks that lost their partner.

There are always ways to be eco-friendly for Halloween. Re-purpose a large shipping box to create a cool Lego costume. We've got more ideas on our blog...