DIY Oyster Shell Tree

Oyster Shell Tree for Beachcombers

Over the Thanksgiving holiday my family all got together and rented a house on the Chesapeake Bay.  Considering it was late November we had beautiful weather.  It wasn’t quite bikini weather (OK, it’s never bikini weather) but it was, put … Continue Reading →


75 Homemade Gift Ideas

Something for Everyone, 75 Homemade Gift Ideas

I was going to post another diy gift idea that my youngest made last year but if you still haven’t finished up your Christmas shopping I wanted to get this fun list of homemade gift ideas to you as soon … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood, Pallet Wood, Christmas O

Two Reclaimed Wood Christmas Stars

It is so hard for me to believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away. And because I know you are super busy, I have a couple of easy stars to get you into the spirit of the holiday. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Shutter- Holiday Buffet or Centerpiece

Recycled Shutter Ready for Holiday Buffets

Before I get started on this weeks DIY, I wanted to share with you a Thanksgiving cheese ball we made last year, just to get you in the mood. Originally made by Angela at Handmade in the Heartland, you can … Continue Reading →


Mini Junk Angels

Trio of Mini Junk Angels

Normally I’m not thinking Christmas ornaments this time of year, I’m still planning my Thanksgiving supper, but when the Junk Visionaries tell you that the monthly theme for November is Junk Christmas ornaments or decor, well it’s time to bring … Continue Reading →


Babys Footprint Christmas Ornament diy

Baby’s Footprint Christmas Ornament – Gifts for Kids to Make

  • By Joan
  • December 10, 2015
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When I shared last weeks build-a-snowman kit I mentioned that it was son #3’s birthday. Yes, he was born kind of close to Christmas and he was so eager to get in on the gift giving that he had to have … Continue Reading →


Christmas tree made from cedar shingles and pallet wood, easy diy

Pallet and Shingles Christmas Tree

  • By Joan
  • November 19, 2015
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One week to Thanksgiving and counting. Sorry, didn’t mean to shock you, I’m sort of just reminding myself.  I have 18 people coming for dinner next week and I have no menu and I still need to start cleaning house. … Continue Reading →


6ft Advent Calendar Christmas tree, cedar shingles, wood christmas tree, great for small spaces

Wood Christmas tree and Advent Calendar

Here at the Scavenger Chic household we have a sad little advent calendar we’ve been using for over 25 years.  And every year I see these beautiful advent calendars with little doors and little nooks and crannies and think, I’ve … Continue Reading →


Honeysuckle Vine Tree

Honeysuckle / Tomato Cage Tree

The honeysuckle hurricane lamp  that I showed you last week hardly used up any of my weedy honeysuckle vines.  I needed to think bigger.  I needed to think tree size. That’s it, a tree! You’ve seen Christmas trees covered in … Continue Reading →


Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree

Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree diy

Ever since August, I’ve been on the hunt for driftwood ,and while I’ve gotten a few pieces of genuine, smoothed by the tides, washed up on the shore pieces of wood.  Most of my wood was mostly, aged by the rain, … Continue Reading →


Shutter Floor Lantern

Upcycled Twice!? Lantern diy

I don’t know if you call it upcycling, recycling, repurposing or just reusing…that is what these shutters have done… Twice! Let me backtrack a bit. Way back in October, I shared with you my lamp made from repurposed shutters. It … Continue Reading →


2x4 projects, 2x4 snowman tutorial, snowman out of 2x4, 2x4 wooden snowman, how to make a wooden snowman, 2x4 crafts, wood scrap snowman

2 x 4 Snowman diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. We had about 3 inches of snow here yesterday.  It coated the roads enough to close the schools.  I don’t think it was enough to cause the normal, “I might run out of toilet paper and … Continue Reading →


Terra Cotta Pipes and junk candle holders

Terracotta Pipes and Junk Candle holders

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  The countdown to Christmas is coming  fast but if you have a bunch of junk sitting around you may be able to whip these up in a couple of hours.  These candle holders started with a … Continue Reading →


Rupurposed Grandma's Sled

Grandma’s Sled

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Years ago, it had to be in the 70’s, my mom and I drove out to St. Louis, Missouri to help my Grandmother move into an apartment.  Her home had been in the family since 1891 … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg inspired Fruit Fan

Williamsburg inspired over the door Fruit Fan

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   The other day I showed you how to make a Williamsburg inspired fruit wreath.  Well today I’m back with his companion piece, an over the door fruit fan.  Surprisingly easy and fun  to make. A … Continue Reading →


Christmas Fruit Wreath diy

Williamsburg inspired Christmas Fruit Wreath diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Just last week my family was spending a fantastic weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains, chowing down on a mountain of food.  There was corn pudding, sweet potatoes, a mountain of mashed potatoes, 2 turkeys, 2 … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. It’s starting to feel like Christmas around here.  The leaves are almost off the trees, the stores are decked out with lights and ornaments, and it’s freezing cold!  Time to get started on a Christmas project. … Continue Reading →