Category Archives: Around the House

Around the House – Christmas Cards

Hello again! As the mailbox fills with Christmas cards from family friends I find myself discarding cards from last year and replacing then with update family photos and beautiful Christmas cards. Today we have another idea on how you can recycle last season’s Christmas cards…this time, into a fun holiday garland — perfect for the [...]

Around the House – Bedazzler

You remember the old Bedazzler machines! You adorned your bell bottoms for years and now you have a bunch of left over jewels and no use for them. We are about to change all of that. Try using some of your left over jewels on a festive Christmas card like the one seen below. This [...]

Around the House – Christmas Cards

Ever wonder what you could do with all the Christmas cards you receive each year? Yes, they look wonderful strung up around the house for the season, but there will be new cards to hang up next year.  How about recycling the cards into gift tags for next season? This process is simple and fun [...]

Around the House – Wooden Spools

I found today’s Around the House today while scrolling through one of my favorite blogs Craft Gossip. For those of you who currently sew, have sewn for a long time, or have mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who sew you are bound to have some old wooden spools lying around the house. Just Something I Made [...]

Around the House – Vintage Buttons & Mismatched Hoop Earrings

“Vintage button” is a term loosely applied here at BeaOriginal. That button that popped off your coat, or you found underneath the couch last year, is a ‘vintage button’ in our eyes. Today’s Around the House idea comes from Good Housekeeping magazine, and is perfect for those upcoming holiday parties! We created a drink tag [...]

Around the House – Paper Towel Roll

With a four and half month old nephew and a soon-to-be niece (January!) I have lots to brag about. This next idea I actually saw on the Scrapbook-Crazy website. They have a great tutorial on how to make a small brag-book using paper towel or toilet paper rolls. I decided to give the tutorial a [...]

Around the House – Gift Bag

Yesterday we hosted a baby shower for long-time BeaOriginal supporter Donya. At the end of the event there were gift bags strewn about the living room. One gift bag had been taped, and when opened, torn. The bag was rendered ‘unusable’ and destined for the trash can when I thought, wait a minute! There, is [...]

Around the House – Christmas Ornament Hook

Initially, I was going to save this around the house blog for Christmas time…but I couldn’t wait! I dug out some Christmas Ornament hooks which we definitely had extra of, since they only come in packs of 500, and found a great use on a birthday card for my brother-in-law. He loves to fish, so [...]

Around the House – Toilet Paper Roll

There are lots of up-cycling uses for toilet paper rolls. Today I wanted to share a card making use! This is a really basic card but you cannot even tell where we pulled our supplies from. The process for making this card has less than five steps and took a grand total of 20 minutes. [...]

Around the House – Fabric Scraps

I had some small fabric scraps left over from a recent project. I wanted to use them, but they were really too small to incorporate into another fabric project. Instead I decided to use them on a card. The base of the banner triangles are 1.25″ with the point at .75″. Simply cut the triangles [...]

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