Plaid Christmas Wreath from Recycled Flannel Shirts

Plaid Christmas Wreath from Recycled Flannel Shirts

I wanted to make a a plaid Christmas wreath by upcycling some of the flannel shirts (and scraps) I had. Even though I live in the suburbs, I always imagine that our home is actually a Christmas cottage in the north woods. So, I headed to the thrift store for some Christmas flannel fabric that would work for my craft idea.
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Plaid Throw Blanket from Wool Scarves

Plaid Throw Blanket from Wool Scarves

In the fall and winter, I love, love, love having a throw blanket (or a few) laying around. They function for both cozy snuggles AND cozy decor, especially a plaid throw blanket. And I recently decided that the easiest way to make one was to upcycle some of the wool scarves that I found at few thrift stores.

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DIY Hand Warmers from Flannel Shirts

DIY Hand Warmers from Flannel Shirts

I have a confession to make: Once I made my Fall Table Runner, I became completely obsessed with making more projects with flannel fabric. I’ll go ahead and apologize now because after a few weeks, you may be rolling your eyes at me. I decided that my next project should be a scrap buster, as I had several flannel shirts that needed more upcycling. So, why not make some DIY hand warmers for a fun and easy upcycling idea?

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Rustic Table Runner

Rustic Table Runner

Back in early Spring when I created my Dyed Doily Table Runner, I was already envisioning an autumn version- with doilies dyed to look like chrysanthemums. AND, I even bought some vintage doilies that had orange and gold hues for a rustic table runner to use in the Fall. I was *convinced* that that was the plan. But as time marched on, I started envisioning a cozier version, one that used flannel shirts and lace ribbon.Read more ›

Floral Shower Curtain from Vintage Sheets

Floral Shower Curtain from Vintage Sheets

Our guest bathroom is a cute little room, but without a window, is only illuminated by artificial light. As a result- and I’m not sure why I never noticed this before- our existing shower curtain was doing nothing to brighten the room. But instead of running out to the store for a new one, I decided to upcycle one of my vintage sheets into a floral shower curtain.Read more ›

DIY Corner Bookmarks from Embroidered Linens

DIY Corner Bookmarks from Embroidered Linens

Any time I’m in a secondhand shop, I always peruse the linens section. Every now and then, I’ll happen across some embroidered linens such as vintage tablecloths or vintage napkins. I just have SUCH a weakness for those beautifully hand-embroidered pieces.Read more ›

Reusable Bowl Covers from Bandanas

Reusable Bowl Covers from Bandanas

If you are looking for ways to reduce waste (like me), then this idea might be for you! I love using my antique stoneware bowls, but because they don’t have lids, I end up using foil or plastic wrap to cover them. So, I decided to make some reusable bowl covers for a recent Independence Day party.
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How to Make a Half Apron from a Vintage Pillowcase

How to Make a Half Apron from a Vintage Pillowcase

Vintage aprons are so pretty and I know a lot of folks that collect them. However, I rarely cook while wearing something that is worthy of protecting. But I had an idea for a more utilitarian apron, like a half apron that servers at restaurants wear. And it would use a couple of typical things I’d find at a thrift store: a vintage pillowcase and a ribbon belt.

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DIY Pin Cushion in a Vintage Teapot

DIY Pin Cushion in a Vintage Teapot

With my burgeoning love of sewing comes a need for storage for sewing supplies. And one of the things I wanted to have was a cute, functional pin cushion that had one additional feature- secrecy. That may sound crazy, but with a cat as curious as Cottonball, a secret pincushion is not all that far-fetched. And I decided that a vintage teapot would be the perfect thing to upcycle into a DIY pin cushion that could hide in plain sight.Read more ›

Cottagecore Art from Vintage Floral Sheets

Cottagecore Art from Vintage Floral Sheets

Cottagecore is all the rage right now, as is a granny chic decor style known as grandmillenial. So, I decided to make some cottagecore art that fits all of those styles by upcycling couple of vintage floral sheets. With a modern twist, of course, by creating a wrapped canvas type of wall hanging!
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