Painted Wooden Pumpkins from Monkey Pod Wood for Rustic Fall Decor

Painted Wooden Pumpkins from Monkey Pod Wood for Rustic Fall Decor

Funny, but true, story about this project. It all started out when I found this apple-shaped wooden tray at the thrift store. I find pieces of Monkey Pod Wood at thrift stores all the time but never know what to do with them. But this one was just too cute a shape to pass up.

Read more ›

Buffalo Check Decor for Autumn

Buffalo Check Decor for Autumn

This project, my friends, was driven entirely by my obsession with one of Funky Junk Interiors’ most recent stencils. She created a Buffalo check stencil for her Old Sign Stencil Shop (affiliate link) and I have been dying to try it out. I decided to create some Buffalo check decor on a wood tray from the thrift store using her stencil. I thought it would be lovely as rustic cabin decor to use for my autumn decorating!Read more ›

Alcohol Ink Paint on Glass Pumpkins for Fall Decor

Alcohol Ink Paint on Glass Pumpkins for Fall Decor

Every now and then, I choose to work on a project based on a crafting technique, as opposed to a really unique upcycling idea. And this, my friends, is one of those projects! You see, I’d been looking for a way to try out alcohol ink or alcohol paint for a long time. And I decided that trying out alcohol ink paint on glass pumpkins (or other round glass) might result in some gorgeous fall decor.Read more ›

Tablecloth Weights / Tablecloth Clips from Horse Brass

Tablecloth Weights / Tablecloth Clips from Horse Brass

I don’t exactly know why, but when I think of anything horse-related, I imagine it in an autumn setting. I can’t really explain why this is, and maybe it makes no sense…but when I think of horses, I think of plaid blankets, leather accessories, and crisp Fall air. So, when I spotted these horse brass at a thrift store, I decided they were destined to be used in an autumn project. Read more ›

Painted Gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles as Fall Decor

Painted Gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles as Fall Decor

After our junkin’ journey trip to Louisville, we came home with several interesting bottles of bourbon. And normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal…but as you may recall, we can no longer recycle glass in our county. So, I’m once again tasked with coming up with ways to recycle glass into projects. And this time, I decided to transform them into painted gourds to use as Fall decor.

Read more ›

Draft Stopper from Flannel Shirts for Rustic Decor

Draft Stopper from Flannel Shirts for Rustic Decor

You know I couldn’t get through the year without at least one flannel project, right? I’ve got oodles of repurposed clothing scraps leftover from previous flannel shirt projects. And with the temperatures dropping and that instinctual desire to make everything look cozy, I grabbed a trio of secondhand shirts to create a draft stopper that would double as rustic decor.Read more ›

Statement Brooches with Wood Medallions and Tweed

Statement Brooches with Wood Medallions and Tweed

For two years now, I’ve had a bag of wood medallions (also known as appliques, those wooden embellishments appear on furniture) just sitting in my craft room. I purchased them at an architectural antiques store in Nashville, TN because they seemed PERFECT for a future project. At the time, I didn’t know what I’d do with them. Until I started envisioning them as statement brooches for a coat or hat…
Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Flannel Fabric from Flannel Shirts

Upcycling Ideas for Flannel Fabric from Flannel Shirts

I love how versatile flannel fabric is, despite that it has such an autumn and winter feel to it. But from home decor, to accessories, to cozy projects for our pets, the flannel fabric from men’s flannel shirts is just ideal for cozy crafting.

Read more ›

Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt for a Harvest Wreath

Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt for a Harvest Wreath

When you can’t find the craft product you need (or are dreaming of), you sometimes have to make your own. And that’s what happened when I was working on an harvest wreath and I couldn’t find any plaid ribbon. So, I started to mull over the idea of making my own wired ribbon with an upcycled shirt.Read more ›

Wooden Coaster Set from Salvaged Wood and a Tweed Jacket

Wooden Coaster Set from Salvaged Wood and a Tweed Jacket

Salvaged wood is something I love to work with when I find the right piece. I haven’t made loads of projects with it, simply because I tend to create smaller projects. But, I had an idea in my my mind for a wooden coaster set. I just needed to find the right salvaged wood to repurpose.Read more ›