Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Irish Decor in a Vintage Mason Jar

Irish Decor in a Vintage Mason Jar

Back when I was 25-years-old, I treated myself to a trip to Ireland. I quickly fell in love with the entire country, but specifically a region called The Burren. For a girl from the Chicago suburbs, its pastoral simplicity was almost exotic. I made a mental note to somehow capture it in miniature to use as Irish decor for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Wooden Pendant Necklace from Old Tennis Rackets

Wooden Pendant Necklace from Old Tennis Rackets

I didn’t set out to make a wooden pendant necklace when I lopped the heads off of some old tennis rackets for my Christmas cross stitch project. But, crafting kismet took over right from the start. Here, allow me to explain and show you what I mean.
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Bird Nesting Material in a Rusty Spring

Bird Nesting Material in a Rusty Spring

We have a lot of birds that frequent our yard. We offer multiple bird feeders, bird baths, and bird houses (many of which are upcycling projects of mine), and I wanted to make a new one for them. Bird nesting material is something I wanted to make plentiful for them, and I had an idea of just how to do it.Read more ›

DIY Fire Starters from Household Waste

DIY Fire Starters from Household Waste

We’ve all been told to clean out the lint trays in our dryers to avoid a house fire. And for good reason- dryer lint burns like crazy! Which means it’s the perfect ingredient for DIY Fire Starters. And those things come in SUPER HANDY when you need to get a fire going, either in your fireplace or a fire pit outside. Read more ›

Improve Your Wellbeing by Cleaning House This Spring

Improve Your Wellbeing by Cleaning House This Spring

Planning on cleaning house this spring? The benefits may be more than just tidier spaces and sparkling surfaces.

Seasonal house cleaning and decluttering seem merely a tedious chore for some homeowners. But they may want to rethink how and why they approach their cleaning house jobs this spring.Read more ›

Best White Paint Options for Upgrading Your Interior Walls

Best White Paint Options for Upgrading Your Interior Walls

White interior walls can make a home feel so inviting. There are tons of different shades and finishes of white to choose from, so it’s completely understandable that you would want to check out all the different white paint options before you begin to paint.Read more ›

Farmhouse Lamp from a Wood Baluster

Farmhouse Lamp from a Wood Baluster

Many moons ago, I had spotted a gorgeous farmhouse lamp at a highfalutin antique shop in Cashiers, North Carolina. Constructed from an old porch baluster (the spindle’s more robust cousin), it was striking…and strikingly expensive. I went from defeated to determined, though, when Jon whispered to me in the shop, “We can make that.”Read more ›

Suet Feeder in a Coffee Mug

Suet Feeder in a Coffee Mug

I love to feed the wild birds in my yard all year long, especially during the cold winter months. So I decided to make a suet feeder that would keep them fat, happy, and healthy through the cold winter. And to keep it extra interesting (and very Sadie-esque), I decided to try my hand at making homemade bird suet that I would pour in a coffee mug.
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Winter Scenes in Silver Plate

Winter Scenes in Silver Plate

Ever since I put together this collection of ways to repurpose silver plate, I’ve been itching to add a new project to it. So, when I found these silver-plated goblets while thrifting, I decided they’d be fun to play with. And putting together winter scenes in the tarnished silver seemed perfect for this time of year.Read more ›

Craft Ideas for Cold Weather Months

Craft Ideas for Cold Weather Months

There are lots of DIY projects that require you to spend time outdoors. Woodworking, gardening, and painting furniture involve plenty of time outside or in garages and workshops. While this is enjoyable during mild weather, it’s less appealing during the cold weather months. Thankfully, you can do plenty of craft ideas and projects in the comfort of your home, no matter the weather.Read more ›