Upcycled Home Decor – Upcycled Bottle Vase Fall Home Decor Idea

Fall home decor can be hit or miss if you're not careful. Usually you either end up paying loads of money for something that looks cheap or you end up paying a ton of money for something you could have made yourself for considerably less. That's why I favor upcycled home decor … [Read more...]

Pallet Project – Upcycled Pallet Table

It's only a small secret around here that I love upcycled projects. From upcycled denim projects, ways to upcycle milk jugs, ways to upcycle sheets and even ways to upcycle towels, I love finding a new use for something to give it life where it may not have any of its … [Read more...]

Ways to Use Empty Milk Jugs: DIY Upcycled Milk Jug Bird Feeder

Have I mentioned that I love upcycled projects? There's just something special about turning an item bound for the trash into something that is not only usable for another purpose, but money saving as well. There are so may upcycled projects out there that it just doesn't make … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle Newspaper – 10 “New” Uses for Newspaper

Do you get the Sunday paper or the daily delivery? If so, you might be dealing with a bunch of left over newspapers that are either sitting on your kitchen counters or stacked in a pile in the garage. Sure you could put them out to be picked up with the recycling, but you could … [Read more...]

10 “New” Uses for Clean Kitty Litter

  One of the hallmarks of living a frugal life is the ability to find alternative uses for things that you commonly use. Reusing or finding a different use for something usually means that you don't have to buy another item to take care of your need. We reuse things in … [Read more...]

25 Brilliant Upcycled Denim Projects

I don't know about you, but I tend to wear my jeans until they fall apart. Even then though, I hate to throw away the fabric on them that is still good. You'd be surprised at what you can do with an old pair of jeans! Upcycled denim projects are actually one of my favorite ways … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Kitchen Towel

It's pretty common knowledge around here that I have a huge addiction to upcycling things. It's a fantastic way to save money and as I've said before? I work hard for my money, I work hard to make it grow and I like to keep as much of it as possible. We upcycle old sheets, we … [Read more...]

DIY Garden Ideas: 25 Simple Upcycling Ideas for the Garden

Spring garden season is here and for anyone looking for DIY garden ideas, you can't do better than finding an couple of awesome upcycling ideas for the garden. If you've hung around Six Dollar Family for a bit, you'll know that I am a huge fan of upcycling anything. We upcycle … [Read more...]

DIY Dog Toys – How to Make an Easy DIY Dog Rope Toy

I don't know about your house, but in our home, our dogs are a part of our family. That means that they have their own beds and of course their own dog toys! While we do have a few toys for them that we bought for them (because you can't beat Kong dog toys!), some of their … [Read more...]

Ways to Use Empty Milk Jugs – 14 “New” Uses for Empty Milk Jugs

Saving as much money as possible is a game for me. It isn't that I find it incredibly fun because honestly? Sometimes saving money isn't. It's more of a "how low can I go" type of thing and I'll admit that there are some months where challenging myself in that way is the only … [Read more...]