Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Even though I already upcycled something into a paint brush holder, I had an idea that I wanted to try out. And it involved a nail apron, or one of those canvas aprons that workers used to wear (or maybe still wear?) at hardware stores.Read more ›

Decorative Acorns from a Tweed Sport Coat

Decorative Acorns from a Tweed Sport Coat

While putting together a collection of Upcycled Fall Decor projects for a blog post, I ran across this oversized acorn decor project that I just fell in love with. It’s not my originally idea (important for me to point out), BUT I wanted to create my own version of decorative acorns. Of course, not just any fabric would do, though. I wanted to make them with a tweed sport coat.Read more ›

Ribbon Belts as Unique Accessories with these Upcycling Ideas

Ribbon Belts as Unique Accessories with these Upcycling Ideas

When I was a teenager, I had grand plans that involved collecting snippets of vintage jacquard ribbon (and non-vintage, if pretty enough) to decorate “all the things”, such as handbags, headbands, and t-shirts. But I quickly found out that the gorgeous ribbon I coveted so much was expensive…and my plans fizzled out. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I’m back at it with an alternative (and thrifty) plan: What if I used some ribbon belts from the thrift store to embellish different accessories?Read more ›

Scented Sachets from Shirt Pockets as Handmade Gifts for Him

Scented Sachets from Shirt Pockets as Handmade Gifts for Him

Even though I’ve made repurposed drawer sachets once before, I had this spark of an idea and I simply had to share it with you. If you’ve been looking for ideas for handmade gifts for him (Father’s Day, Christmas, etc.) then these scented sachets are JUST what you’ve been waiting for. In other words, “Shirt Pocket Sachets”.Read more ›

Upcycling a Counted Cross Stitch with a Reusable Shopping Bag

Upcycling a Counted Cross Stitch with a Reusable Shopping Bag

Counted cross stitch is something I find a LOT of at thrift stores. And while there are modern versions of cross stitch that have become very popular (with sassy sayings), the older ones get tossed and donated all the time. When I found this 1980s cross stitch with its country decor style, I immediately thought that the logo looked like a reusable shopping bag that I’d find at the grocery store.Read more ›

Cross Stitch Heart on Cane Webbing for Valentine’s Day Decor

Cross Stitch Heart on Cane Webbing for Valentine’s Day Decor

There I was, on a thrifting adventure. I had walked around the store and didn’t find a single treasure for my cart. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Anyway, I hit the last corner of the store when my eyes spied some cane webbing. Were they chair seat replacements? I wasn’t sure, but with Valentine’s Day decor on my mind, I was certain that a cross stitch heart would look darling on each one.

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Recreating the Look of Grain Sack Fabric for Scented Sachets

Recreating the Look of Grain Sack Fabric for Scented Sachets

Grain sacks are a wonderful trend if you ask me. From their faded graphics to the texture of the fabric, I just can’t get enough of them. But cutting into grain sack fabric for upcycling crafts seems almost sacrilegious, doesn’t it? I wanted to create some scented sachets with feed sack fabric, but using a real grain sack was NOT an option. Read more ›

Fireplace Hearth Decor from a Wicker Log Basket

Fireplace Hearth Decor from a Wicker Log Basket

In my constant quest for cozy home decor during the winter months, I decided that some fireplace hearth decor was in order. Specifically, a fireplace basket that would hold a few logs AND worth as cozy hearth 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 ›

Upcycling a Vintage Jewelry Box as a Sewing Starter Kit

Upcycling a Vintage Jewelry Box as a Sewing Starter Kit

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Sadie already created a sewing caddy once before. And you’re right, I did. I still use it all the time, and the pins are safely tucked away from my cat, Cottonball. BUT, when I found this vintage jewelry box with a tapestry cushion lid at the thrift store, I knew right away it would could easily be upcycled into a sewing starter kit or sewing box.Read more ›