Faking the Look of Grain Sack Fabric for DIY Lavender Sachets

Faking the Look of Grain Sack Fabric for DIY Lavender 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 DIY lavender sachets that looked like grain sack but not actually with grain sack fabric.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 ›

DIY Draft Stopper from Flannel Shirts

DIY Draft Stopper from Flannel Shirts

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 decided to create a DIY draft stopper for our front door.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 ›

Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt on a Harvest Wreath

Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt on 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 ›

Fabric Pumpkins from a Halloween Bandana

Fabric Pumpkins from a Halloween Bandana

After making these vintage bandana bowl covers, I couldn’t stop myself from snapping up vintage bandanas wherever I went. Over the years, I’ve collected them in all the colors of the rainbow, including plenty in orange and black. So I decided they would be perfect for some fabric pumpkins for Halloween decor. Read more ›

Making an Envelope Clutch from a Table Runner

Making an Envelope Clutch from a Table Runner

One of my favorite local thrift stores happens to have an amazing linens department, and I always check it out whenever I stop by. I recently found this table runner that looked like brocade fabric and I KNEW I needed to upcycle it somehow. It had some red wine stains in the center, but that was fine by me. Because I planned on making an envelope clutch and only needed a third of the runner to do that!Read more ›

Repurposing T-Shirts into a DIY Cat Cave and Handmade Cat Toys

Repurposing T-Shirts into a DIY Cat Cave and Handmade Cat Toys

Your old t-shirts (or perhaps a favorite tee that has a stain or no longer fits) are absolutely IDEAL for upcycling into a DIY Cat cave and a few simple cat toys. I love using repurposed clothing in projects, but I rarely recycle t-shirts. But for this pet tent and kitty toy projects, the jersey knit fabric of t-shirts is positively ideal.Read more ›

Quilted Pot Holder from a Vintage Quilt

Quilted Pot Holder from a Vintage Quilt

Once upon a time, I found these vintage quilts at a Habitat ReStore in the North Georgia Mountains. It was very much cutter quilt, falling apart in my fingers and even making a mess in our car. But I knew it would be perfect for projects, and decided to make a quilted pot holder from a piece of it. Read more ›

Lapel Flower or Cloth Flowers from Flour Sack Fabric

Lapel Flower or Cloth Flowers from Flour Sack Fabric

After taking a lengthy break from upcycled jewelry making projects, I decided it was time for me to delve back into it. I’ve made plenty of bracelets and necklaces, but never a brooch or a pin! And I decided to make a lapel flower with the same flour sack fabric that I used for this project with vintage wooden spools.Read more ›