Got a kid (or a husband) who can't part with a collection of Matchbox cars? Use them as art by displaying them in a shadow box on the wall! Great idea! by EZ
EZ
EZ Got a kid (or a husband) who can't part with a collection of Matchbox cars? Use them as art by displaying them in a shadow box on the wall! Great idea!
cool wall art! Get different kinds of dice (or other game pieces) and mount in a frame type "shadow box" and ta da! Instant custom art! It would be cool I use dice as a stamp for a background by Maiden11976
Maiden11976
Maiden11976 cool wall art! Get different kinds of dice (or other game pieces) and mount in a frame type "shadow box" and ta da! Instant custom art! It would be cool I use dice as a stamp for a background
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I love the idea of displaying a shadow box or jar filled with ticket stubs. Oh, memories! by Tonia B
Tonia B
Tonia B I love the idea of displaying a shadow box or jar filled with ticket stubs. Oh, memories!
Creative Projects
What a great idea for those doilies I have in the closet that Sue made. Rob loves them, so why not hang them on the wall as art? by enid
enid
enid What a great idea for those doilies I have in the closet that Sue made. Rob loves them, so why not hang them on the wall as art?
Doilies
Use your antique quilts as part of your decorating, instead of keeping them out of sight or in a closet. by maritza
maritza
maritza Use your antique quilts as part of your decorating, instead of keeping them out of sight or in a closet.
Kid Stuff
you can use drawers as bookshelves. This is a great idea too! "Drawer Buster Create art that doubles as storage and storage that doubles as art. Find a mini dresser and a few old black-and-white snapshots. Mount the drawers on the wall and tack a picture in each one using photo corners. Use the drawers as shelves, or hang earrings from looped pieces of wire." by pearl808
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pearl808 you can use drawers as bookshelves. This is a great idea too! "Drawer Buster Create art that doubles as storage and storage that doubles as art. Find a mini dresser and a few old black-and-white snapshots. Mount the drawers on the wall and tack a picture in each one using photo corners. Use the drawers as shelves, or hang earrings from looped pieces of wire."
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Rent a film projector and use a large screen (the back of a pool or just a strectched out sheet).  Make the little cars out of cardboard boxes.  Pop in a great kids movie.  Serve popcorn and hot dogs and its a great time for all.  The kids could even decorate their own cars as part of the party. by deanna
deanna
deanna Rent a film projector and use a large screen (the back of a pool or just a strectched out sheet). Make the little cars out of cardboard boxes. Pop in a great kids movie. Serve popcorn and hot dogs and its a great time for all. The kids could even decorate their own cars as part of the party.
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DIY Pineapple as Vase - beautiful arrangement - Great idea to use the part of the pineapple usually discarded when making a fruit salad, as a beautiful decorative touch for any party or get together | Clo by Clau! #pineapples #summer #styling by amy.shen
amy.shen
amy.shen DIY Pineapple as Vase - beautiful arrangement - Great idea to use the part of the pineapple usually discarded when making a fruit salad, as a beautiful decorative touch for any party or get together | Clo by Clau! #pineapples #summer #styling
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what a great idea for displaying the dozens of cars and trains we have collected. by lupe
lupe
lupe what a great idea for displaying the dozens of cars and trains we have collected.
Crafty Inspirations
Who says kids rooms can't be stylish and adorable. Have some cute matchbox cars? Put a Cloch On It! #PACOI by catalina
catalina
catalina Who says kids rooms can't be stylish and adorable. Have some cute matchbox cars? Put a Cloch On It! #PACOI
live inspired
Think outside the box (or bowl) on the traditional Banana Split Recipe - We love these delicious Banana Splits on Stick. Great summer recipe idea for the kids or for hosting a party. We plan to use them as a fourth of July snack! by AislingH
AislingH
AislingH Think outside the box (or bowl) on the traditional Banana Split Recipe - We love these delicious Banana Splits on Stick. Great summer recipe idea for the kids or for hosting a party. We plan to use them as a fourth of July snack!
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Cute idea! Preserve the bouquet and boutineer and display them in a shadow box with other wedding momentos such as an initial, invitation, photos of bride and groom, brochure, garder, napkin or other wedding decor! by rena
rena
rena Cute idea! Preserve the bouquet and boutineer and display them in a shadow box with other wedding momentos such as an initial, invitation, photos of bride and groom, brochure, garder, napkin or other wedding decor!
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Great idea to use the part of the pineapple usually discarded when making a fruit salad, as a beautiful decorative touch for any party or get together. by amy.shen
amy.shen
amy.shen Great idea to use the part of the pineapple usually discarded when making a fruit salad, as a beautiful decorative touch for any party or get together.
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Upcycled Men's Shirt Pillow..could use grandpas shirts Great idea for clothing of those that have left us...a way to keep something that was a part of them that is not jut sitting in a closet or on a shelf! Love it by shauna
shauna
shauna Upcycled Men's Shirt Pillow..could use grandpas shirts Great idea for clothing of those that have left us...a way to keep something that was a part of them that is not jut sitting in a closet or on a shelf! Love it
Food Simple
Leaf Specimens: Focus on the beauty of individual fall leaves by displaying them in glass beakers or miniature vases. Add a small gourd or by Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias Leaf Specimens: Focus on the beauty of individual fall leaves by displaying them in glass beakers or miniature vases. Add a small gourd or
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DIY Christmas ornament. Use a map of the state or country you grew up in, favorite vacation spot, town you got married, etc.....great as a gift!! by rosalyn
rosalyn
rosalyn DIY Christmas ornament. Use a map of the state or country you grew up in, favorite vacation spot, town you got married, etc.....great as a gift!!
Deck the Halls
Cool Idea for room decor :) Mini Lego figurines in a shadow box!!! Or any size depending on the shadow box :) by ollie
ollie
ollie Cool Idea for room decor :) Mini Lego figurines in a shadow box!!! Or any size depending on the shadow box :)
Pretty Things I Love
Here are some great ways to use paper flowers as a pop of color to your reception or event. Group them together as a welcome sign Use them in small groupings to introduce your color palette Use the… by caitlin
caitlin
caitlin Here are some great ways to use paper flowers as a pop of color to your reception or event. Group them together as a welcome sign Use them in small groupings to introduce your color palette Use the…
for the kids
Matchbox cars under glass!  A really unique way of putting dad's collection on display. by elisa
elisa
elisa Matchbox cars under glass! A really unique way of putting dad's collection on display.
things i want to make
DIY Wine Bottle Fence. Use a diamond drill to make holes in the bottles and thread them on poles. Great idea for a room divider as well. by 4mommy
4mommy
4mommy DIY Wine Bottle Fence. Use a diamond drill to make holes in the bottles and thread them on poles. Great idea for a room divider as well.
Fruti
Instead of using this as a scrapbook page I think I might use the layout idea for a shadow box ;) by vcroft3
vcroft3
vcroft3 Instead of using this as a scrapbook page I think I might use the layout idea for a shadow box ;)
SCRAPBOOKING
Great idea for displaying lots of photos without all of those holes in the wall! by jewell
jewell
jewell Great idea for displaying lots of photos without all of those holes in the wall!
Products I Love
Free Crochet Easter Bunny Pattern  per the site:  "I am using mine as napkin ring holders for Easter. Glue a pin back on them to wear as a brooch for Easter, use as appliques on a t-shirt, use them after Easter on baby gifts or blankets, add a hanger and use them on an Easter tree, or hang them on a gift bag or gift box."  There's a pix of them as napkin rings on the site--very cute. by Lynnelle H. Blackwell
Lynnelle H. Blackwell
Lynnelle H. Blackwell Free Crochet Easter Bunny Pattern per the site: "I am using mine as napkin ring holders for Easter. Glue a pin back on them to wear as a brooch for Easter, use as appliques on a t-shirt, use them after Easter on baby gifts or blankets, add a hanger and use them on an Easter tree, or hang them on a gift bag or gift box." There's a pix of them as napkin rings on the site--very cute.
easter
I got this idea from a fellow elementary music teacher in my district. Cut pool noodles into 4 and use as rhythm sticks for the little ones. It's safe and not nearly as loud! I just got finished cutting up this set (super fast and easy with a serrated knife) from noodles I bought online. Can't wait to try them! by carlani
carlani
carlani I got this idea from a fellow elementary music teacher in my district. Cut pool noodles into 4 and use as rhythm sticks for the little ones. It's safe and not nearly as loud! I just got finished cutting up this set (super fast and easy with a serrated knife) from noodles I bought online. Can't wait to try them!
For the Classroom
There is just something cool about displaying words or sayings that are important to you in your home. From decorating with giant topography signs, to using a fun marquee sign, they all add a personal sense of charm to your décor! You can use them for holidays, outdoor projects, or just because. Read on as eBay shares some fun ways to use marquee signs in your decorating. by cassie
cassie
cassie There is just something cool about displaying words or sayings that are important to you in your home. From decorating with giant topography signs, to using a fun marquee sign, they all add a personal sense of charm to your décor! You can use them for holidays, outdoor projects, or just because. Read on as eBay shares some fun ways to use marquee signs in your decorating.
Makes me smile
Display a special photo of dad & child! Frame and hang on the wall as unique art or use this 12x12 page in your scrapbook! $16.95 by bonita
bonita
bonita Display a special photo of dad & child! Frame and hang on the wall as unique art or use this 12x12 page in your scrapbook! $16.95
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Another great use for the ridiculously excessive collection of dinky cars your kid has going. by Maiden11976
Maiden11976
Maiden11976 Another great use for the ridiculously excessive collection of dinky cars your kid has going.
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Authors of a study on the use of "marriage" in the Bible: "The debate about marriage equality often centers, however discretely, on an appeal to the Bible.  Unfortunately, such appeals often reflect a lack of biblical literacy on the part of those who use that complex collection of texts as an authority to enact modern social policy." by robbie
robbie
robbie Authors of a study on the use of "marriage" in the Bible: "The debate about marriage equality often centers, however discretely, on an appeal to the Bible. Unfortunately, such appeals often reflect a lack of biblical literacy on the part of those who use that complex collection of texts as an authority to enact modern social policy."
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This simple salsa is great on top of protein or as part of a healthy snack by Olive Oyl
Olive Oyl
Olive Oyl This simple salsa is great on top of protein or as part of a healthy snack
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giant Moorish statue on front of a building in Germany. It is surprising the large numbers of Moorish/African figures and paintings across Europe. And, in-case anyone try to explain this away by saying that Black figures appeared there because of slavery, would be a lie. Who would make slaves their Patron Saint? Or to use them as emblems on coats of arms, flags, etc...?? They don't appear in the Americas, or the Caribbean, places where vast more by goldie
goldie
goldie giant Moorish statue on front of a building in Germany. It is surprising the large numbers of Moorish/African figures and paintings across Europe. And, in-case anyone try to explain this away by saying that Black figures appeared there because of slavery, would be a lie. Who would make slaves their Patron Saint? Or to use them as emblems on coats of arms, flags, etc...?? They don't appear in the Americas, or the Caribbean, places where vast more
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This DIY rustic homemade walnut shell manger Christmas ornament can be made by both kids and adults. Handmade ornaments like this kid-made baby Jesus in the manger are perfect for the Christmas tree. You can also use this nature craft as a part of a nativity scene. These make beautiful decorations and are a great keepsake gift idea! Click through for the easy to follow tutorial! by ashleyw
ashleyw
ashleyw This DIY rustic homemade walnut shell manger Christmas ornament can be made by both kids and adults. Handmade ornaments like this kid-made baby Jesus in the manger are perfect for the Christmas tree. You can also use this nature craft as a part of a nativity scene. These make beautiful decorations and are a great keepsake gift idea! Click through for the easy to follow tutorial!
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