Saturday, February 4, 2012

50 Ways to DIY Your Valentine - Recycled and Repurposed




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It's time for a Valentine's showcase, Blue Velvet Chair style! That means recycled, repurposed, upcycled, and ridiculously simple low-to-no-cost DIY. We've got 50 inspiring ideas that cover nearly every material you can use. And if you aren't ready to DIY your own, there are plenty of artisans in the list below who will sell you one of theirs. Let the show begin!


whatever...


Bookity


The Lonely Heart on Etsy


Apartment Therapy


Fun in the Making


Pei San Ng via Inhabitat


Big Brown House on Tumblr


Lynn's Mix on Etsy


John Bender on Etsy


Transcendent Treasure on Etsy


M West Designs on Etsy


Jim Healy via JunkMarket Style


Letandas


P.S.


Ta-Dah


Bombus


Para Noire


Rust & Sunshine


inbaLimor


Home Eclectic


CloneHardware


Martin Adlington


Lovely Morning via Blue Velvet Chair


Sewn Natural via Feelgood Style


Cozy Home Blog


Artyzan Crafts


Sweet Anne


Michael at Blue Velvet Chair


Daydream Parlour


a super cute table or mantle piece (these are made with felt)
Life is Good via DaDeeDum


Heart Black Market


this is a print, but the original was a bunch of 
Paul Octavious


Can Love


Secret Pie Shoppe


Shiztastic


Ella Waite on Etsy


Stylizimo


Blue Moss


Artstuff


79 Ideas


Jim Healy via JunkMarket Style


The Letter 4


Le Souk


Grietjekarwietje


Canadian Living


Rainy Roots Studio at Etsy


The Lonely Heart on Etsy


this one is free! have someone take a 'heart' photo for you.


Common Ground


52 Mantels


I made a couple of Valentine projects myself this year if you missed the posts for my 15-minute recycled T-shirt heart and the forest glam twig Valentine.

And if you've got a fabulicious Valentine creation and you want to share it with the world, hop over to this Valentine party with Kate at Cheap Crafty Mama.


Don't forget to share this collection with your friends!


Until next time...
Mike



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21 comments:

  1. Nice selections and I have pinned them on my Valentine's board!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Karen! Finding good recycled and repurposed Valentines was much harder than I thought it would be.

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  2. Many nice items. I pined them and am going to use some.

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    1. Marianne -
      Make sure to come share any of your creations with us on the Blue Velvet Chair Facebook page.
      https://www.facebook.com/bluevelvetchair
      We'd love to see them!
      Michael

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  3. Wow!! I'm not sure which one I like the best. Very inspiring! As soon as I get on the computer, I'm sharing this with my crafty friends.

    Thanks Mike!

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    1. Jodi - Hope you try one for yourself!
      Michael

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  5. You've found a lot of great ideas! Thanks for adding our aluminum can heart set to the list.

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    1. Gina - it's just fabulous! And I see there are LOTS who've clicked on that image - so your creation definitely touches people. Love it!
      Michael

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  6. oh, boy....this is THE valentine compilation. pinning left, pinning right....ha!!

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    1. Amy...thanks for bringing a big smile to my face today! These compilations take time to research, but I get the most satisfaction from them - makes me happy to share the inspiration!
      Michael

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  7. What a wonderful selection! And what an honour to be part of that selection! Thank you for sharing my hex nut heart! It means the world to me!

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    1. Leti - When it's worth the share...I share! It's a great project.
      Michael

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  8. Awesome post! Thank you for including my recycled magazine heart sculpture. -Jennifer Lynn

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    1. Jennifer - Thank YOU for creating it and giving us the inspiration!
      Michael

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  9. This is a great collection! Thank you for noticing my recycled coffee bottles! What a great way to look at valentine's day.

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    1. Kayla -
      The recycled coffee bottles are creative and certainly deserve to be in the collection! Thanks for the inspiration.
      M

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  10. I've been pinning for the last 30 minutes :D Thanks so much for linking your delightful Valentine post to BeColorful. I featured you tonight on this week's Motivated Monday.
    pam

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