Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Shamrock Decor from Vintage Wooden Bowls

Shamrock Decor from Vintage Wooden Bowls

As much as I love Ireland and even traveled there in my 20s, I REALLY haven’t done many Celtic-influenced projects. For St. Patrick’s Day or otherwise! But the upcycling fates clearly had plans for me to make some shamrock decor. Because I kept finding these vintage wooden bowls that were clover- or shamrock-shaped in my thrifting path.Read more ›

Hygge Candles for a Cozy Home

Hygge Candles for a Cozy Home

Winter is winding down in my neck of the woods, but I wanted to squeeze in one more cozy project. And it just happens to be a project idea that was originally slated for my book, “Crafting with Flannel”. I simply ran out of time during the book-writing process to include these Hygge candles, so I’m sharing them with you on the blog instead!Read more ›

Mid Century Eclectic Decor from the Thrift Store

Mid Century Eclectic Decor from the Thrift Store

I can’t believe it’s been nearly two years since my last “Thrift the Look” challenge, but indeed it has! As you can imagine, ongoing crises have limited our thrifting time. But I’m SO EXCITED to share with you my latest version: Eclectic Decor. And since you may recall the new decor talk from my recent house post, I specifically focused on mid century eclectic decor.Read more ›

Upcycling a Bamboo Tray with Blueprint Paper

Upcycling a Bamboo Tray with Blueprint Paper

Several years ago, I found this bamboo tray at the Goodwill Bins (aka, the Goodwill Outlet). Even though it wasn’t all that special, I knew it was a blank canvas that I could have fun with- someday. I just didn’t know when that day would come.Read more ›

Greeting Card Holder

Greeting Card Holder

Since I work with Habitat ReStore so closely, I am always challenging myself to come up with upcycling ideas for some of their more commonly found items. Like these Christmas ornaments that I made for them a couple of years ago. Today, however, I decided to do the same with a vent register, which they always have in stock. It seemed like the perfect piece to use as a paper sorter of sorts; or more specifically, a greeting card holder.Read more ›

Tree Embroidery on a Steamer Pot Insert

Tree Embroidery on a Steamer Pot Insert

Back in the summer when I first thrifted this steamer pot insert, I intended on making something Christmas-y with it. The strainer holes reminded me of a Christmas tree, after all. But the holiday season came and went before I could get to it! So, I decided to revamp my idea of tree embroidery on it as January decor instead.Read more ›

Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

This, my friends, is a non-thrift store craft project, which I rarely ever do. But I have a very good reason for it. You see, I’ve partnered up with Upcycle Arts, the Creative Reuse organization here in Charlotte, NC. They happened to have a huge stockpile of donated clothespins and asked me to create a project with them. And with Christmas looming ahead, I decided to make some wooden snowflake ornaments with them.Read more ›

Neutral Christmas Decor with a Receipt Spike

Neutral Christmas Decor with a Receipt Spike

Truth be told, I originally published this blog post in December of 2014. But, I doubt that most of my longest subscribers and readers would even remember it! So, when I recently unearthed them in a moving box at our new house, I decided to republish this post about a receipt spike and how I transformed it into a little Christmas tree. Read more ›

Embroidery Hoop Craft with Christmas Wreath Material

Embroidery Hoop Craft with Christmas Wreath Material

While I’ve upcycled embroidery hoops in the past, I’d never made a wreath with one. That is, until I spotted a large embroidery hoop at Goodwill. It just *looked* like a giant ornament to me. And I wondered if I could fill it with Christmas wreath material to look like an oversized ornament wreath.Read more ›

Pilgrim Hat Craft from a Light Baffle

Pilgrim Hat Craft from a Light Baffle

There I was, in one of the Charlotte Region Habitat ReStores, tinkering around the light fixture section. I mean, it’s not exactly a strange place to find me. BUT, imagine me picking up a light baffle and placing it atop my head for a split second. Because as soon as I saw a pile of them, I knew they’d be perfect for a pilgrim hat craft. Not to wear, mind you, but as decorations for a Thanksgiving table.

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