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20 Clever DIY Upcycled Vases

Vases are beautiful and one of those home decor items that can be used in many different ways. They can sit empty on a shelf adding to the style of the room, hold beautiful flower arrangements, or be given as loving gifts.  These clever upcycled vases show only a few creative ways you can make a vase from items you already own, can be found in your recycling bin, or at local yard sales. I hope one of these many ideas inspire you to think outside the bottle ;-).

DIY aluminum sheet metal vase

Can you believe this DIY Sheet Metal Vase is made from a decorative aluminum sheet found at your local hardware or craft store?

 

test tube wall mounted vase

These DIY Wall-Mounted Test Tube vases look really cute on the wall and can be used in any room.

 

Make these sweet personalized gifts by wrapping Pounded Flower Artwork around a jar. It would make a great gift!

 

Simply slip a Mason Jar into a Boot to create this fun and quirky vase.

 

Practice your soldering skills to create this unique and pretty Copper Pipe Flower holder.

 

Decorate lattice and add some privacy to your yard with these gorgeous Glass Jar and Copper Wire vases.

 

No power tools? No problem! Create this gorgeous Produce Crate Centerpiece to hold your flowers using only hand tools.

 

Create this Outdoor Patio Living Flower Centerpiece vase using PVC pipe and decorative tin.

 

Check your recycle bin for bottles and make these Frosted Glass Vases for your springtime flowers or to give as a pretty gift.

 

Use some beautiful pieces of tree bark to make these beautiful Rustic Birch Bark Vases that can be used year-round.

 

Make this functional and pretty Reclaimed Wood Hook and Vase to decorate your entryway.

 

These Simple Bright Colored Vases can be made using recyclables, some paint and tape, and look absolutely gorgeous holding a variety of flowers.

 

Beautiful Simple Springtime Flower Striped Vases are created just using some decorative washi tape. They make great gifts!

 

You’ll just need a couple supplies to create beautiful Spray Painted Glass Jars and Bottles.

 

Use some small glass bottles to make these pretty Hanging Beaded Glass Flower Vases to hang near a window.

 

Paint some jars, fill them with flowers and show your teachers some love any day of the year with these Painted Vases.

 

Would you believe you can turn a soap dispenser into a vase like this unique Mother-of-Pearl flower vase.

 

Use old milk bottles to create these modern DIY Glass-Etched Vases.

 

Turn an old glass bottle into this fun textured Faux Stone Vase. 

 

Still have some recycled bottles left? Make these super simple (but super elegant) Gold Leaf Bottle Vases to display or give as gifts.

What do you think? I hope these 20 DIY Upcycled Vases collection inspired you to use something old to make something new and beautiful. All of these make great home decor items or gifts to others to show how much you appreciate them. Enjoy, and get out there and create something!

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Happy upcycling.

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Gifts from your Kitchen Social media imageCreative DIY Gifts from Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home and a place full of love, family, and delicious food. Why not make your kitchen the go to place for DIY gifts this year? Plus there’s something special about receiving a homemade gift. Would you agree? Instead of braving the mall and the stores this year, why not make these Creative DIY Gifts From Your Kitchen to show your friends how much you care.

Gifts from your Kitchen - Lemon zest Popcorn

Popcorn doesn’t have to be seasoned with just salt and butter! Add a tangy flavor with this delicious Lemon Zest Popcorn recipe. Go ahead and fill a cute mason jar with popcorn and tuck a movie theater gift card inside.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Blackberry Jam at Satori Design for Living

Homemade Honey Rosemary Blackberry Jam by Satori Design for Living is the sweetest gift that doesn’t have to be eaten at dessert time. It can be enjoyed all day long!

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Easy Strawberry Tart Show your love with this gorgeous, mouth-watering Strawberry Tart Recipe.
It’s sure to be the hit of any pot luck too.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Peppermint Snowflake Ornaments

These Peppermint Snowflake Candy Ornaments are fun and decorative.
The kids will delight in helping with this DIY gift idea.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen

Dry weather can be brutal on our skin and lips. A homemade Lemonade Lip Balm is a sweet gift for anyone who needs a little ray of sunshine in their life.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Homemade Lemon Hand Scrub - My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia

This lemon-scented gift will surely pamper the skin (and would pair nicely with the Lemonade Lip Balm above.) Give your friend some Homemade Lemon and Peppermint Hand Scrub found at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

 

Gifts from Your Kitchen - Sugar coconut scrub - The Palette Muse

This Sugar Coconut Scrub by The Palette Muse is another luxurious spa essential that makes lovely gifts for your friends.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - White Chocolate Cookie Bars

White Chocolate Cookie Bars are a nice change from traditional brownies and chocolate chip cookies. I’m sure Santa wouldn’t mind a little variety in his diet this year. 😉

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are my go to cookies when I want to impress. They are made using a standard mix from the grocery store, but you add the gourmet factor before baking!

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Lemon Glazed Shortbread - DIY Beautify

These fresh and sweet Lemon Glazed Shortbread cookies by DIY Beautify would make a thoughtful gift any time of the year.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Coffee Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

Coffee and Chocolate Shortbread cookies are the perfect gift for that caffeine junkie in your life. Bren from Bren Did even provides the free gift tag printable to go with this gift!

 

Gifts from Your Kitchen - Peppermint Oreos

Short on time? These Peppermint Oreo Cookies are simple to make and super scrumptious.

 

If you read my article about improving indoor air quality, you know how nasty store bought air fresheners can be. These next two ideas are not only thoughtful gifts, but they are also healthy alternatives when the house needs some freshening.

Gifts from your kitchen - Simmering Pots - Two Purple Couches

Give your friends a natural way to add fresh fragrance to their home with these 3 Homemade Simmering Pot Recipes by Two Purple Couches.

 

Scented Room Spray Recipe

For those friends that like to spray their way to fresher smelling air, make your own natural room spray to help them combat stale air in the winter.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - chalkboard painted cocoa mugs.

If you aren’t the best cook, that’s okay. You can create these fun Chalkboard Painted Mugs. Then add some hot cocoa mix, because nothing warms better on a cold, winter day.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Friendship Soup in a jar - oh my creative

Cold weather brings out the desire to cook more soups. Show your love by giving friends this Friendship Soup in a Jar by Oh My! Creative. Not only is it tasty, but the colorful stripes are pretty too.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Sugar Free Hot Cocoa mix - Boxy Colonial

The holidays can be filled with so many sugary sweets. Your friend who has gone sugar-free, would appreciate this Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix by Boxy Colonial.

 

Gifts from Your Kitchen - Cocoa in a Jar

For the rest of your friends who don’t mind the real deal,  you can make them this adorable Cocoa in a Jar!

 

Gifts from your kitchen - DIY Danielle

Delicious Cake Mix Cookies like DIY Danielle’s are great gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth (even those that don’t love to bake).

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - bbq and ranch mixes - Hearth and Vine

Have a grill master in your life?  Give them these Homemade BBQ and Ranch Spice Mixes by Hearth and Vine.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Infused Oils - Craving some Creativity

These homemade Infused Oil bottles shared by Craving Some Creativity are a perfect gift for your friend who loves to cook!

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Coconut Toffee Candy - My Life Cookbook

My Life Cookbook’s Coconut Toffee Candy would be a sweet little holiday treat for your friends.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Hot Chocolate on a Stick - Persia Lou

Give your loved one Persia Lou’s Hot Chocolate on a Stick. What a decadent gift that old and young will enjoy when stirred in warm milk.

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - Chocolate Dipped Candy Apples

Craving Some Creativity’s Gourmet Chocolate Candy Apples are a fantastic and fun gift for any occasion!

 

Gifts from your Kitchen - SlowCooker peanut clusters

Make these quick and simple Peanut Clusters in your crockpot! Cupcakes and Crinoline has the details for making this candy that your friends will go nuts over.

 

Gifts from your kitchen - Warm and Cozy Chocolate Gift Basket

Take any of the above chocolate sweets and use them to fill  this warm, cozy, and useful Chocolate Gift Basket this year.

I hope you found some inspiration for amazing gifts you can make from your kitchen. If you like this collection, pin the image below to share with your friends (because friends don’t let friends go crazy at the mall during the holidays):

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This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Hello Pretty Handy readers, it’s Jillian here from I Am a Homemaker  and I have a great last minute gift idea for that person on your list that has it all! Does anyone what to know how to build a DIY Cell Phone Holder and Charging Station?

Whether you see it as a blessing or a curse, we are pretty much tethered to our cell phones. They usually end up on our nightstands or kitchen counters at night. I don’t know about you but I use mine as an alarm clock (no worrying about forgetting to turn the clock back or the power going out and missing your wake up time.)  I thought it was time to make a designated spot for my phone that would double as a convenient way to charge it. I came up with this simple DIY cell phone holder and charging station.  Ready to learn how to make one of your own?

These directions will adequately hold an iPhone 6. You may need to adjust things slightly if you have a different phone.

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Materials:

Instructions:

Step 1: Measure and mark a 6″ long and 3/4″ wide guide down the center of your one of your boards. This is the section you will remove from the wood to make a space for your phone.

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Step 2: Set your router for a 3/4″ depth setting and use the 1/2″ router bit to remove the channel you outlined with your pencil.

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Step 3: Use the 1/4″ bit for more control to clean up the edges of your channel.  Be sure to have your phone on hand to check the fit.

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Step 4: Add glue to the top of the second piece of wood. Stack the routered piece on top and clamp them together. Allow to dry according to the wood glue instructions. (You can ignore the hole in my piece, I did things a little backwards but you can save some time by learning from my mistakes.)

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Step 5: Once the glue has dried, drill a hole through both pieces starting in the center of the channel and coming straight out the bottom. Flip the piece over. Beginning at the hole you drilled and continuing to the back of the piece, use your 1/2″ router bit to cut a groove for the cord to rest in.

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Step 6: This is totally optional, but you can go back and edge the top of your cell phone holder with a round over bit on your router to make a decorative edge.  It gives the piece a more decorative look.

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Step 7: Now all you need is the perfect person to gift this to. Or you could always keep it for yourself. 😉

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

The phone can sit vertically or horizontally. When it is placed vertically, the charger will be completely hidden in the hole. When it is horizontal, the cord will need to be pulled up a bit and tucked behind the phone.

This DIY cell phone holder and charging station is a great last minute gift idea.

Want a few more last minute gift ideas? Check out these DIY gift ideas!

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