Vintage-Inspired Military First Aid Kit

Vintage-Inspired Military First Aid Kit

Ok- so, in the interest of full disclosure, I fully intended this project to be my Product Test Drive post for July. BUT…things didn’t exactly go as planned. So, I’m putting that product “on ice”…which has a double meaning. Why? Because my plans for this little medicine cabinet were to transform it into a vintage-inspired military first aid kit. (Get it…putting it on ice…first aid…ok, dumb joke!)Read more ›

Scented Sachets from Repurposed Clothing as DIY Gifts for Dad

Scented Sachets from Repurposed Clothing as DIY Gifts for Dad

Even though I 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 DIY Gifts for Dad for Father’s Day, then these scented sachets or sachet bags made from repurposed clothing is JUST what you’ve been waiting for. I like to think of them as: Shirt Pocket Sachets!Read more ›

Beer Coasters as Man Cave Gifts from Mini Tart Pans

Beer Coasters as Man Cave Gifts from Mini Tart Pans

Last Fall, the Mr. and I were perusing the shelves at a man cave store when I spotted a display of beer coasters that looked like bottle caps. I chuckled to myself because I thought it was a cute idea…and as I walked on by, I had a “Wait a second!” moment. Why? Because I knew I could make my own version…using mini tart pans!Read more ›

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

A new month means a new upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina.

September usually marks the start of “Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything” Season… and for me, that means scrumptious flavored coffee! I guess chilly weather and hot beverages were on my mind the last time I was in my local Goodwill store because while I was in the kitchen section, I found these two cute wooden bins!Read more ›

Coastal Wall Decor from a Thrift Store Book

Coastal Wall Decor from a Thrift Store Book

A thrift store book and a collage photo frame (or multi photo frame) aren’t typically related or even found near each other in your average thrift store. But, I decided to combine the two into one easy project that anyone can do. And even though my result was coastal wall decor, the theme and style could change depending on the book you use!
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Decanter Labels for Home Bar Accessories / Father’s Day Gifts

Decanter Labels for Home Bar Accessories / Father’s Day Gifts

Leather belts are one of the most common things you can find at a thrift store, which makes them a GREAT craft material for upcycling ideas. And today, I’m making some decanter labels to use as home bar accessories, unique Father’s Day gifts, etc. They’re so easy to make if you have leather stamping tools, which you can easily share with friends.

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