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Shoe box with style

We are forever having to buy new shoes for kids (with 5 citymade pairs of kid feet between Melany and I). So we almost always have empty shoe boxes. Of course shoe boxes make great storage, but they don’t have … Continue reading

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Cargo pants to cargo bag

Another donation from MIL of citymade, Nancy, a pair of cargo pants. Nobody could wear them, so we decided that they would make a really good bag. It was easy to do. We added a lining made from old curtains … Continue reading

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Soap bottle re-thought

I really liked this hand soap bottle. I know that is weird, but it was just the right size and the pump part worked really well. So when the hand soap ran out, I didn’t want to throw it away. … Continue reading

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Tie to eyeglass holder

This idea came from friend of citymade, Michele P. We took an unused neck tie (it has a nice pattern, it just had a few stains that prevented it from being worn as a tie) and trimmed the bottom half … Continue reading

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T-shirt to back pack

Citymade MIL, Nancy, gave us a large bag of clothes to re-purpose. We used one of the T-shirts to make this cute drawstring bag. We cut the T-shirt to the size we wanted our bag to be and sewed the … Continue reading

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Paper beads

We have a good friend who is expecting her second baby. Rather than have a traditional “shower” , she had what is called a “Blessingway“. One of the “gifts” you are asked to bring is a bead so that the … Continue reading

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Cereal box to gift box

Sister of citymade, Susan, sent us this great idea for a gift box. She took a cereal box, cut it in half, and with some tape and pretty paper created a gift box. What is great about this project is … Continue reading

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Flower Display-Milk carton

Our final flower display involves an empty milk carton. It’s perfect for keeping your herbs fresh while preparing and cooking a meal. Keep your favorite herb handy by the stove without worrying about breaking a good vase or glass.

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Flower Display-Old Crock

If you are looking for something to put your plastic plant containers in try using an old crock. ├é┬áPlants tend to look even prettier when they are in pretty containers. Even this droopy aloe looks nicer in the crock. (Come … Continue reading

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Flower Display-Mason Jar

If you happen to have a really neat jar without a lid try using it to display your flowers. Melany had this great jar with a hint of blue. Because it is a little taller, we can use it to … Continue reading

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