Hip Bag / Anti Theft Purse Made from a Thrift Store Handbag

Hip Bag / Anti Theft Purse Made from a Thrift Store Handbag

I think we can all agree that “fanny packs” are immensely handy, especially for travel or while at a festival or fair. BUT, it’s also agreeable that they aren’t particularly attractive and have a punchline stigma attached to them. So, when I was meandering through the purse section of a local thrift store the other day, I had a touch of inspiration from a small purse at a thrift store. I could easily transform it into a hip bag or anti theft purse…Read more ›

Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed Book Pages

Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed Book Pages

Two facts you should know about me: (1) I love old books, and (2) I love miniature ANYTHING. My bibliophile tendencies date way back…in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s a genetic affliction. And now that I think about it, my obsessions with all things dainty is just as genetic.

So, why not combine these two loves and add in a third obsession- DIY Upcycled Jewelry?Read more ›

Autumn Wreath and Harvest Decor with Leather Quiver and Wooden Arrows

Autumn Wreath and Harvest Decor with Leather Quiver and Wooden Arrows

I have a LONG history now of decorating my front door each season with various wreaths. And because I’m an upcycling blogger, I have a tendency to repurpose something random into a wreath. As long as it can be hung on a door, it has wreath potential, right? And for an autumn wreath, I decided to upcycle a leather quiver and wooden arrows into harvest decor for my front door.

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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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