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August #30DayFlip DIY Make Something From Nothing

By September 28, 2016#30dayflip, Decorating, DIY, Guest Post

Hi there. I’m Sue Purdy and I blog over at A Purdy Little House. I’m thrilled to be here today to share with you some of the spectacular projects completed by members of the #30dayflip.

Seven Easy $0 Projects using items from around your house for the August #30dayflip Challenge

The August #30dayflip ‘Make Something Out of Nothing’ Challenge has to be one of my favorite challenges yet. It was awe-inspiring to see what other projects our participants came up with. This challenge forced participants to look around their homes and figure out what they could utilize to create something new and unique out of things they already had.


Mickey from our DIY Forum group created this amazing garden chair using an old painter’s chair she had lying around and some spare paint. I absolutely love how vibrant and colorful it turned out.

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing at apurdylittlehouse.com

Mickey’s Project Summary: Cleaned, & sprayed with the last of misc. colors/ cans of spray paint….”touch ups” & polka dots (were then added)…


Lauren from SAHM I Am re-purposed these leftover paper bags into adorable bunting for a party using her cri-cut machine. Spectacular job Lauren; these are so cute.

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

Lauren’s Project Summary: I was sitting here pondering the challenge and then I got a message from my friend saying “I need some bunting tonight to use outdoors- can you help me?”
Well, this got my brain thinking. I didn’t want to use cardstock as to me it would have been too flimsy for the outdoors, and my stash of vinyl was reduced to iron-on white, which wasn’t appropriate either. My eyes then drifted to some leftover party bags from a craft show I had done a couple of weeks ago.

Check out the full project post here —–> Party Bag Bunting


Pili from My Sweet Things ‘Make Something out of Nothing’ project just blew us away with its simplicity and beauty. The versatility of this easy craft is right up my alley, and I plan to make a couple for Fall and Christmas.

Sea and Sisal Beach Sign for the August #30dayflip challenge to Make Something Out of Nothing

Sea and Sisal sign made out of scrap wood for the August #30dayflip challenge to Make Something out of Nothing

Sea and Sisal Beach Sign made out of scrap wood for the August #30dayflip Challenge to Make Something out of Nothing

Pili’s Project Summary: As I still had some legs from that table and was not getting rid of them by any means, I planned to make something I could see every day and that would bring me joy every time I looked at them. Being summer my favorite season and aqua/turquoise one of my favorite colors, I had an idea, I would do some DIY coastal signs.

To see Pili’s full project post, click here —–> DIY Coastal Signs


Cathie from our DIY Forum used a piece of an old door, a frame and some wallpaper to create this fabulous entryway wall hanging, which is not only beautiful, but it doubles as a place to hang your coat.

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

Cathie’s Project Summary: I added the mirror by screwing through the back of the door and using a bit of construction adhesive for durability. I, then, attached the drawer pull/hooks and added black felt and hooks for hanging to the back side. I think this piece would be awesome in an entry, mud room, guest bath or home office.

To check out Cathie’s full project tutorial, click here —–> Something from Nothing #30dayflip


Debra updated this versatile window into a showpiece that anyone would be proud to display on their mantel or hang in their home. I adore the cute little stripe she painted on the burlap… Genius!!!

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

August #30dayflip Challenge to make something out of nothing round up post at apurdylittlehouse.com

Debra’s Project Summary: I really just took the window and cleaned it up. I scraped the stickers off and cleaned the glass as best I could. I then waxed it with AS Clear Wax and AS Dark Wax so that it wood be easier to dust. I had a beautiful Boxwood wreath that I had purchased from Target a while back and pulled a roll of Burlap Ribbon out of my craft stash.

To see the full project post, click here ——> Something Out of Nothing #30dayflip Challenge


Ozzys Girl really rocked it this month, and created a fabulous ‘wave’ to cover up her electrical panel and to coordinate with that adorable pallet whale in her laundry room. This project is so creative, it blew me away… and looks amazingly cute too!

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Ozzys Girl’s Project Summary: I traced out the wave on paper and put up on wall to make sure I had the box covered. Then I traced onto my wood and cut out with my jig saw.
The hard part was bracing it. I had to get the brace below the cuts and after a few adjustments I got it.

To check out the full project post click here —–> Pallet Wave Project


Lastly is my easy DIY pencil holder that I created as a Back to School craft using an old mason jar… and as a convenient place to store pencils.

August #30dayflip Challenge mason jar repurpose into a pencil holder for back to school

August #30dayflip Challenge mason jar repurpose into a pencil holder for back to school

August #30dayflip Challenge mason jar repurpose into a pencil holder for back to school

Sue Project Summary: The paint on the inside of the jar dried overnight, and I added a few embellishments like the leaves, twine and the mini chalkboard. Since my mason jar was a bit taller than a typical jar, I added some balled up paper towel inside the jar to prop up the pencils so they wouldn’t fall to the bottom and get lost.

To check out the full project post, click here —–> Back to School Craft – Pencil Holder


Thank you so much to all the participants of the #30dayflip Challenge. If you are interested in participating (and you don’t need to have a blog to do so), just sign up here —-> #30dayflip Sign Up Form and choose the months and challenges you’d like to participate in.

30 day flip monthly challenges

Thank you to my lovely co-hosts as well: Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things and Meredith from Arts and Classy. You can also request to join our exclusive Facebook Group where we chat about all things DIY.

See you next month my friends,

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