Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

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 ›

Christmas Sled Decor with Baby Ice Skates

Christmas Sled Decor with Baby Ice Skates

Several years ago, I stumbled across this small decorative sled at a thrift store. Though it was slightly bigger than your typical wreath, I still planned to use it as one. It languished in our garage for a while and even survived the pre-move purge. But, I’ve FINALLY transformed it into Christmas sled decor for our front door.Read more ›

Upcycled Version of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Upcycled Version of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I’ve always wanted to upcycle a banana hanger. What a funny-sounding thing to say, I know! But they are SO common at thrift stores- I just needed the right project idea. But as the holidays started creeping up, I wondered if I could transform one into a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

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Making a Hudson Bay Wool Blanket Out of Felt

Making a Hudson Bay Wool Blanket Out of Felt

As many of you know, my in-laws have a gorgeous cabin in the North Georgia mountains. Their cabin Christmas tree is always decked out in cabin style, with ornaments that celebrate fly fishing. And I always thought that an ornament that looked like a mini version of a Hudson Bay wool blanket would fit right in.Read more ›