Independence Day Decorations with Faux Vintage Firecrackers

Independence Day Decorations with Faux Vintage Firecrackers

I’ll be perfectly honest…in the months leading up to summer, I struggled to come up with a single patriotic project idea. I bemoaned this to everyone- my husband, my friends, and my mom/ But it all changed on a dime when I went to a new favorite thrift store and found this white wicker basket that was star-shaped. I knew immediately that it was destined to become Independence Day decorations. Read more ›

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

If you live in the States, then you may have noticed that it’s an election year. There’s an awful lot of anger and ugliness associated with it, so here’s my attempt to diffuse the bitter divide with a bi-partisan upcycling project. Washington may not be able to cross the aisle, but Sadie can! And I’ll be doing it with vintage pins / campaign buttons from old elections into a patriotic wreath for Get Out the Vote!Read more ›

Patriotic Wreath with Cheap Neckties from the Thrift Store

Patriotic Wreath with Cheap Neckties from the Thrift Store

I’ve amassed a hefty collection of cheap neckties from thrift stores and have posted one tie craft previously (DIY wine gift bags). And once I saw this necktie wreath project in Good Housekeeping, I obviously had to try it for myself! And for extra fun, I decided to use novelty ties in red, white, and blue to make a patriotic wreath.

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