Decorating a Tote Bag with Leather Leaves

Decorating a Tote Bag with Leather Leaves

If you’re familiar with my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, then you may have seen that I decorated a tote bag with a touch of flannel. Well, I wanted to do something similar this year with some leather scraps. My plan? To decorate a tote bag with leather leaves.Read more ›

Farmhouse Fall Wreath from a Wicker Plate Holder

Farmhouse Fall Wreath from a Wicker Plate Holder

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done something like this. And by “this”, I mean borrow concepts from two very different projects and combine them into a new project. Apparently, my creativity can be circular! Speaking of circular, that brings me to this pile of wicker plate holders that I found at a Charlotte Region ReStore. And how I used one to make a farmhouse fall wreath.

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Metal Pumpkins for Modern Fall Decor

Metal Pumpkins for Modern Fall Decor

Ok, so, there I was in the thrift store when I stumbled upon what I THOUGHT were metal pumpkins. But, upon further inspection, I might have been a little off. The first one, well…it might have been a pear…Read more ›

Blue Fall Decor with a Pumpkin Throw Pillow

Blue Fall Decor with a Pumpkin Throw Pillow

Back when I was writing my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, I thrifted several shirts that were pretty enough to photograph as-is for the book. One of them sported an assemblage of colors that made me think of Fall in a funky and alternative way. So, I set it aside for a year, mulling over several ideas, including a pumpkin throw pillow.Read more ›

DIY Thanksgiving Decor from a Bamboo Serving Tray

DIY Thanksgiving Decor from a Bamboo Serving Tray

 A bamboo serving tray is not exactly a rarity at thrift stores these days. They vary in cleanliness and condition, and when I spotted a stack of them at Habitat Restore, I decided to give one a makeover as my latest project for the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.Read more ›

Picture Frame Wreath as Neutral Fall Decor

Picture Frame Wreath as Neutral Fall Decor

I recently had a chance to work with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, which serves the Charlotte area. They asked me to create a simple project for them using something that is regularly available at their thrift stores. So, I decided to create a picture frame wreath for them, and went with a neutral fall decor theme.Read more ›

35+ Upcycling Ideas and Projects for Fall Pumpkin Decorations

35+ Upcycling Ideas and Projects for Fall Pumpkin Decorations

Now, I think we are all aware that my love of fall pumpkin decorations is no secret. I’ve made oodles of upcycled pumpkins over the years. And even though I’m done making them for this year (I think…), perhaps you might still be looking for a few ideas.Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Canteen with a Flannel Shirt

Upcycling a Vintage Canteen with a Flannel Shirt

Even though my book is completely and utterly finished, I’m STILL thinking up ways to craft with flannel. And this project started when I spotted a vintage canteen that a vintage-selling friend had posted on her Instagram page.Read more ›

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

It doesn’t feel like Fall yet outside my door, but I am so very ready for it. And based on feedback I’ve received from my readers and friends, y’all are more than ready for the seasons to change, too. So, my fellow Thrift Store Decor Team gals and I decided to pool all of our best upcycling ideas for autumn home decor into a single collection. Call it the ULTIMATE collection of repurposed and upcycled fall decor ideas and projects.Read more ›

Bun Feet as Wood Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

Bun Feet as Wood Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

As I was scrolling on Facebook one day, an ad for furniture legs and feet caught my eye. You see, I assumed it was an ad for natural wood pumpkins! Squat with fluted edges, I was surprised to find that they were bun feet instead! That’s when I knew what my next project was going to be.Read more ›