Recycled Paper Crafts for Vintage Ephemera and Other Upcycled Paper

Recycled Paper Crafts for Vintage Ephemera and Other Upcycled Paper

Paper is such a great craft supply, isn’t it? Easy to source with innumerable variations, it’s definitely an unsung hero in the world of DIY, even for upcyclers like me. I especially love vintage ephemera, such as old letters and vintage sewing patterns. And there are plenty of recycled paper crafts that use those and other paper bits, as well.Read more ›

DIY Coin Purse from Crocheted Potholders

DIY Coin Purse from Crocheted Potholders

Several years ago, I upcycled a pair of crocheted potholders into a DIY coin purse. It was SO cute (the potholders were clock faces), but I can’t find it anywhere. So, I decided to make myself a new one and re-share it here on my blog.Read more ›

My Craft Book, “Crafting with Flannel”, is Now Available!

My Craft Book, “Crafting with Flannel”, is Now Available!

The wait was long, but I’m THRILLED to announce that my craft book, “Crafting with Flannel”, has been officially released and is available for purchase!Read more ›

Fairy Garden Furniture from the Junk Drawer

Fairy Garden Furniture from the Junk Drawer

A reader recently asked (on my Facebook page) if I had ever upcycled a pizza saver. You know, those little plastic pieces that keep a pizza box from caving in on the toppings. And I instantly remembered a VERY old blog post that I had put together in 2014 (but never published) on fairy garden furniture that I made using household junk.Read more ›

Decorative Cork Board for the Home Office

Decorative Cork Board for the Home Office

Between working from home and “virtual school”, the home office has never been more important than it has been for the past year. Of course, that’s if you even HAVE a designated home office or classroom. Either way, office supplies have an elevated importance these days. And to keep things fresh and inspired, I decided to create a decorative cork board from a plain one found at one of Charlotte’s Habitat ReStores.Read more ›

Easy Upcycling Ideas for House Storage and Organization

Easy Upcycling Ideas for House Storage and Organization

Getting your house organized and under control is always a good idea. But the weeks following the holiday hoopla is my favorite time to really focus on it. And, of course, I use all kinds of repurposed items to get organized. And I thought you, too, might be looking for some easy upcycling ideas for house storage and organization.Read more ›

Winter Sign for Cozy Home Decor

Winter Sign for Cozy Home Decor

When I spotted this wood plaque at Goodwill, I absolutely intended to something Christmas-y with it. But like all Decembers, my crafting window opened and closed and it was January once again. So, I decided to use it for a winter sign instead.Read more ›

Felt Succulents in Thrifted Planters

Felt Succulents in Thrifted Planters

Seven years ago, in the earliest days of my blog, I published a tutorial for felt succulents. But like all the blog posts of that time, the photos were dark, blurry, and otherwise terrible. So, I decided to re-do the entire project, and let me tell you- I am IN LOVE with the results.Read more ›

Winter Decorating Ideas from the Thrift Store

Winter Decorating Ideas from the Thrift Store

After I posted my Halloween mantel and received such positive feedback, I decided to do more decorating posts moving forward. Our current house is more amenable to that- more space, better natural light, etc. I ran out of time to do a Christmas mantel, so I’m moving right into winter decorating ideas instead.Read more ›

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

There are very few certainties in life, but I’m pretty sure this IS certain: If you walk into any Habitat ReStore, you’ll find a plethora of switchplate covers. Light switches, wall plates, outlet covers, in plastic, wood, and metal. So, I decided to do some Christmas ornament crafting with a few of them for my latest project on the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.Read more ›