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If a Crafty Nest tutorial inspires you to make something, please email a photo of your craft to submissions[at]craftynest.com, and I’ll post it here. I love to see others’ creativity too!

Starburst mirror

Sara's starburst mirror

Sara's starburst mirror

Sara's starburst mirror

Sara's starburst mirror

Sara Manly used a 14-inch mirror, larger plant stakes, and round skewers (which is all she could find). She also cut a large plywood circle with a jig saw instead of using a plant glide. Sara plans to make other versions including a sunflower with wooden petal shapes, and a sunburst with decorative molding strips.

Frame within a frame

Katy's frame within a frame

Katy's frame within a frame

Katy at Simply Beginning took the frame-within-a-frame idea and ran with it. She made mirrors within a frame within a frame with candles. She got the idea from a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, where she learned that people in Colonial times used mirrors to multiply candlelight.

Carrie's frame-within-a-frame

Carrie's frame within a frame

Carrie Stanley-Root at Dittle Dattle made this frame for her son’s bedroom. She used a slightly different process, and it works just as well.

Subway tile nameplates

Autumn's subway tile nameplate

Autumn's subway tile nameplate

Autumn Brown Shropshire made this nameplate and posted it on Facebook.

Wine cork bath mat

Sara's wine cork bath mat

Sara's wine cork bath mat

Sara Sheehy made this bath mat from wine corks she scored from a local restaurant. Sara sliced her corks with a hack saw instead of a pocket knife.

Juliaem's wine cork bath mat

Juliaem's wine cork bath mat

Juliaem made this bath mat. Love the crisscross pattern.

Salvaged patchwork bulletin board

Clara's patchwork bulletin board

Clara's patchwork bulletin board

Clara from The Home in Paradise re-did her daughter’s bulletin board using the traditional quilting method, which is just as effective (and perhaps easier) than my method.

Wallpapered dressing table

Jan Shore's 1960s buffet - before

Jan's 1960s buffet - before

Jan Shore's 1960s buffet - after

Jan's 1960s buffet - after

Jan Shore revamped this 1960s buffet using paint, scrapbook paper, and polyurethane.

Jan Shore's vintage side table - before

Jan's vintage side table - before

Jan Shore's vintage side table - after

Jan's vintage side table - after

Jan Shore purchased this cute little table at a resale shop and prepped, painted, and papered it. The trim pieces are a super inventive touch.

Craft/tool wall organizer

Jessica's upcycled wall organizer

Jessica's upcycled wall organizer

Jessica Ripley repurposed a crib rail in her craft room and shared this photo on Facebook. Everyone go tell her how great it is.

Fabric-covered lampshade + ball finial

Lúcia's fabric covered lampshade

Lúcia's fabric covered lampshade

This is one of three different fabric covered lampshades that Lúcia at Fazemos de Conta made after reading Craftynest’s before-and-after category. And she’s been busy making more! Check out her blog here.

Marianne's fabric-covered lampshade - before

Marianne's fabric-covered lampshade - before

Marianne's fabric-covered lampshade - after

Marianne's fabric-covered lampshade - after

Marianne at Noces de Coton covered this 1€ second-hand lampshade with fabric from Fabricworm.

Sofa table = keyboard stand

Kristen's keyboard stand and bench

Kristen's and Brant's keyboard stand and bench

Kristen and Brant at The Harrison House made this keyboard stand. Brant made the sofa table from scratch, then they picked up a piano bench from Craigslist and spray painted them to match. The final cost was only $65!

Van Gogh on a wine bottle

Lúcia Van Gogh on a wine bottle

Lúcia's Van Gogh on a bottle

Lúcia Russo, an artist from Brazil who blogs at Fazemos de Conta and Lúcia M Russo, painted Van Gogh’s Starry Night on a bottle. She wrote that she had a lot of fun making it as “a present to someone special who loves Vincent.”

Ugly plastic mirror = bulletin board

Cat's bulletin board

Cat's bulletin board - before

Cat's bulletin board - after

Cat's bulletin board - after

Cat from Ride Cat, Ride! made this bulletin board out of an oval mirror.

Handmade stencils and silhouettes

Rebecca's silhouettes

Rebecca's silhouettes

Rebecca Kenyon made these silhouettes as a gift for her friend’s birthday. Rebecca found the images online. The silhouette on the left is Audrey Hepburn. On the right is a hair model from the 60s. She found the frames at a thrift store, painted them white high gloss, then used sand paper to get the shabby look. Rebecca’s whole project cost $5.

Wallpapered cart

Amy Kroetsch's teacart - before

Amy Kroetsch's teacart - before

Amy Kroetsch's teacart - after

Amy Kroetsch's teacart - after

Amy Kroetsch at Chestnut Tree Lane transformed this $5 tea cart with spray paint and fabric.

Yeri's wrapping paper cart

Yeri's wrapping paper cart

Yeri Yun at What Makes Me Happy! painted and adhered wrapping paper from Paper Source to this cart she found at Goodwill for $5.

Carrie's sewing table

Carrie's sewing table

Carrie at Ruffled Feathers created a cute sewing table by revamping a $1 garage sale computer desk using shelving paper.

Hanging jar lanterns

Yannick's hanging jar lanterns

Yannick's hanging jar lanterns

Yannick Labelle made these from wire in her craft box and mason jars found on the side of the road. At night when she’s sitting on her second-floor balcony with all the candles, people stop and stare and comment.

Four of April's baby-food-jar lanterns handing on a patio.

April's baby-food-jar lanterns

April Rivero made these baby-food-jar lanterns for a baby shower she threw June 2009. She added beads to the wire for drama.

H. Kate's hanging jar lantern

H. Kate's hanging jar lantern

H. Kate made this hanging jar lantern to hang from a hook that was left behind by the previous owner of her house seven years ago.

Salvaged cupboard door = serving tray

Jennifer's cabinet door makeover

Jennifer's cabinet door makeover

Jennifer Fancher at Noting Grace found this cabinet door at a garage sale for 50 cents. She spray painted the edges black, painted over it with white, then scraped away some of the paint. She drew the design with a black marker.

Stephanie's serving tray

Stephanie's serving tray

Stephanie at My Creative Attempts painted this serving tray as a birthday present for her sister-in-law, Jami. It’s a huge improvement over the before picture of the tray she found at a thrift store.

Hemp pendant lamps

Cara Jean's hemp pendants

Cara Jean's hemp pendants

Cara Jean Means at The D.I. Denizen made these brightly colored yarn pendants as part of an impressive kitchen redo.

Hua Moua's hemp pendant lamps

Hua's hemp pendant lamps

Hua Moua made these hemp pendant lights for her dining room. Her fiancé helped her wire them.

Kim's hemp pendants

Kim's hemp pendants

Kim Henderson made these hemp pendants using 75 lb. twine and hung them as decoration in her massage room.

Repurposed cake stands

Citrus striped cake stand

Brittany's cake stand

Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl made this citrus striped cake stand from a plate and candlestick that she found at her friend’s yard sale.

Cat's cake stand

Cat's cake stand

Cat from Ride Cat, Ride! made this pedestal from “$3.98 worth of GW glass + epoxy.”

Four cupcake stands made of dishes from a thrift store.

Carrie's cupcake stands

Carrie at this mama makes stuff made these little cupcake stands out of thrifted materials. She already used them for two birthday celebrations.

Five glass cake stands with materials to make more.

Ariane's cake stands

Ariane C. Smith made eleven cake plates for her wedding. She used them as centerpieces on each table and placed cupcakes on them. These are her first batch.

Wine cork trivet

Christy's wine cork trivet

Christy's wine cork trivet

My sister Christy sent me this picture of her friend’s wine cork trivet.

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