Using Butter Molds and Essential Oils for Sinuses to Make Shower Melts / Natural Decongestant

Using Butter Molds and Essential Oils for Sinuses to Make Shower Melts / Natural Decongestant

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I suffer from chronic sinus congestion and headaches. And for my fellow sufferers, I feel your pain- literally! I love to use the steam of a hot shower to open everything up and wanted to create a natural decongestant for the shower (shower melts) using essential oils for sinuses. And I’d use chocolate molds or butter molds from the thrift store to make them!Read more ›

How to Make Grain Sack Fabric for Homemade Crafts

How to Make Grain Sack Fabric for Homemade Crafts

Vintage French grain sacks are SO desirable…and therefore pricey if you’re lucky enough to even find one. But that quintessential look- either the offset stripes in red & blue, or faded print/text- can be replicated with some crafty ingenuity. So, I headed out to the thrift store to find something in the linens section that could pass grain sack fabric or feed sack fabric. I would then use it for a variety of homemade crafts, including sachet bags.Read more ›

Reusable Hand Warmers / DIY Hand Warmers from Flannel Shirts

Reusable Hand Warmers / 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 scrapbuster, as I had several cut-up flannel shirts that needed more upcycling. So, why not make some DIY hand warmers or reusable hand warmers for a fun and easy autumn craft?

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How to Upcycle Vintage Planters into Mosquito Candles / Citronella Candles

How to Upcycle Vintage Planters into Mosquito Candles / Citronella Candles

Let’s face it – summer is NOT my favorite season in the South. Between a constant case of “humidity hair” to a melted make-up sweaty glow, it just leaves much to be desired. But, I still love sitting out back and listening to the summer yard sounds as the sun goes down. So, I desperately needed to make some citronella candles or mosquito candles that would keep the bugs away.

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Retro Relaxation- Vintage Scarf Eye Pillows

Retro Relaxation- Vintage Scarf Eye Pillows

As a woman who suffers from frequent headaches- both migraine and sinus pressure- an aromatherapy eye pillow is a must-have in my bedside table. I’ve had the same one for years, made from silky satin and scented with lavender.

Making my own version was never on my crafting to-do list…until the incomparable Kate DiNatale Vintage gifted me with a bag full of vintage scarves that were too blemished to sell. They had minor tears or stains…making them perfect candidates for repurposing.

Because many of them are silky-smooth, I decided they’d be perfect for DIY Aromatherapy eye pillows! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Creating a Green Life with Tumble Dryer Balls as a Natural Fabric Softener

Creating a Green Life with Tumble Dryer Balls as a Natural Fabric Softener

If you’re anything like me, then you may be looking for green tips, Earth friendly products, or whatever you can find to build a Green Life. And one thing I have heard over and over again is that dryer sheets are toxic and/or bad for the environment. So, I decided to try my hand at making some dryer balls or tumble dryer balls using wool yarn I found at the thrift store.

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