5 Easy Pieces – The Collaborative Edition

5 Easy Pieces   The Collaborative Edition

Nothing like a candy jar to make you the popular destination in the office.

As part of a new series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Get At Them Early

5 Easy Pieces   The Collaborative Edition

Management knows best.

Pump your kids full of sage advice like, how awesome sharing is so that when they are adults, they are more likely to offer candy at their desks to friendly co-workers.

For more from Land of Nod, visit Landofnod.com.

Share Your Inspiration

5 Easy Pieces   The Collaborative Edition

A homemade place to share and collaborate.

Turn any wall or object into a chalkboard and get ready to share your inspirational thoughts and plans. It’s a great way to work out solutions and collaborate on ideas. And it doesn’t have to just be in the bedroom.

For more, visit therecraft.com.

Upcycled Mason Jar For Candy

5 Easy Pieces   The Collaborative Edition

Sweetly upcycled.

Put a tantalizing treat on your desk to give your co-workers an excuse to come over and shoot the breeze. It’ll be sweet of you plus, all work and no play makes Krrbie a dull boy.

For more, visit Chicaandjo.com.

Have A Dinner Party Potluck Style

5 Easy Pieces   The Collaborative Edition

Eat and repeat.

Potluck dinners are a great way to break bread without spending all of your dough. Get your friends to contribute and they’ll be glad to put their best dish on the table. Especially if it’s this one. Wow. Upcycling at its best by the Scorpion Sisters Laboratories.

For more from Scorpion Sisters Laboratories, visit Krrb.com/ScorpionSisters

Collaborative Artwork

5 Easy Pieces   The Collaborative Edition

Thrifting and collaborative family art - does it get any better?

A family that creates together, stays together. The family behind the blog, EzraZoe spends time thrifting and when they come across a painting on canvas that doesn’t necessarily appeal to their style, they take it as an opportunity to reimagine it as their own. Whether you completely turn the work back to a blank canvas or work off the original artist’s vision, it’s a thrifty and collaborative way to get more original art in your life.

For more from EzraZoe, visit Ezrazoe.wordpress.com

Fill Us In

Tell us what’s missing, what we need to know and who is making heads turn. Share in the comments!

  • Anonymous

    Jessica, you find the craziest things!

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    At young age kid’s are better to teach the good thing of sharing. We have to give them the best example.

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    I particularly liked the bedroom with the large blackboard in the background – looked like the bedroom of a genius int he making.  The collaborative artwork is also an interesting idea for families.  I will pass it on to my sister’s grandchildren to try.  Thank you for sharing

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