DIY Greeting Cards from File Folders

DIY Greeting Cards from File Folders

Spring and early summer bring a plethora of family holidays and birthdays in my world. But the last thing I want to do right now is linger in a grocery store looking for the perfect cards for everyone. So, I decided that DIY greeting cards were the route to take this year.Read more ›

Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Each year as Christmas rolls around, I get all excited about coming up with a new DIY ornament project. And this year, I decided to play around with paper coasters. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Well, I wondered if they could be paired with wood ornaments into something fun for the tree.Read more ›

Milk Caps on Vintage Milk Bottles as Spring Decor

Milk Caps on Vintage Milk Bottles as Spring Decor

When my County stopped recycling glass, I became a more mindful consumer. But as much as I tried to avoid glass containers, I was intrigued by a certain brand of soup. I thought the glass bottle looked like those old glass milk bottles. And I wondered if I could upcycle it with milk tops into Spring decor?Read more ›

Craft Paper Organizer or Scrapbook Organizer in a Vintage Photo Album

Craft Paper Organizer or Scrapbook Organizer in a Vintage Photo Album

A craft paper organizer for my vintage ephemera (i.e., old paper stuff like labels) was not high on my list of “priority projects”. But, I spotted a vintage photo album at the thrift store the other day, and, well, fate had another plan in mind. It just seemed ideal to be upcycled into a scrapbook organizer!

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Repurpose Wine Bottles as Message in a Bottle

Repurpose Wine Bottles as Message in a Bottle

Ever since recycling glass stopped in my county, I’ve been trying to come up with fresh ways to repurpose the glass bottles I end up with. Now that summer is on the horizon, my head is already in the sand- beach sand, that is. So, this time around, I decided to make a Message in a Bottle with my empty liquor and wine bottles.Read more ›

Eco-friendly Ideas for Christmas Gift Wrap with Sewing Pattern Paper

Eco-friendly Ideas for Christmas Gift Wrap with Sewing Pattern Paper

Can you believe that we’re well into December already? The countdown to Christmas is officially ON! And while I love the holidays, I know how wasteful they can be. So, when I found this selection of sewing pattern paper or vintage sewing patterns at Goodwill, I had a thought. Could I use the pattern paper as Christmas gift wrap?Read more ›

Decorating a Country Kitchen with Vintage Seed Packets

Decorating a Country Kitchen with Vintage Seed Packets

Country kitchen decor isn’t really my style, but I can’t help admitting that vintage seed packets are little works of art that would work PERFECTLY in that capacity. I kept buying little seed envelopes and decided to temporarily frame some as an ode to a country kitchen or farmhouse kitchen. Albeit, not MODERN farmhouse kitchen, but the classic retro kitchen of days gone by.
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Fashion Wall Art with Vintage Sewing Patterns

Fashion Wall Art with Vintage Sewing Patterns

Whenever I’m in a thrift store and I see a box or bin full of vintage sewing patterns, I can’t help but paw through them. Usually, I find regrettable patterns for 1980s-era garb. But every now and again, I find wonderful vintage dress patterns that would be perfect for upcycling into fashion wall art. Read more ›

Window Pane Decor & Flower Art with an Old Window Frame

Window Pane Decor & Flower Art with an Old Window Frame

I’ve always admired old window frames at antiques shops and architectural salvage stores. I didn’t pull the trigger for a while, though, because they were often too big or too expensive. When I finally found the right old window frame for me, I couldn’t wait to bring it home and make some window pane decor.
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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 ›