Suet Feeder in a Coffee Mug

Suet Feeder in a Coffee Mug

I love to feed the wild birds in my yard all year long, especially during the cold winter months. So I decided to make a suet feeder that would keep them fat, happy, and healthy through the cold winter. And to keep it extra interesting (and very Sadie-esque), I decided to try my hand at making homemade bird suet that I would pour in a coffee mug.
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Garden Art with a Garden Trellis Made from Farm Tools

Garden Art with a Garden Trellis Made from Farm Tools

This project started out when I thrifted several old garden shovels for a Halloween project. Well, try as I might, the spooky project was a failure. I let the dust of my frustration settle before going back to the drawing board- I had the farm tools after all- I just needed a new idea! Eventually, I settled on the idea of building a garden trellis that would serve as garden art and primitive decor for my yard.
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Fall Table Runner with Flannel Shirts and Lace Ribbon

Fall Table Runner with Flannel Shirts and Lace Ribbon

Back in early Spring when I created my Dyed Doily Table Runner, I was already envisioning an autumn version- with doilies dyed to look like chrysanthemums. AND, I even bought some vintage doilies that had orange and gold hues for the Fall table runner. I was *convinced* that that was the plan. But as time marched on, I started envisioning a cozier version – one that used flannel shirts and lace ribbon.Read more ›

Upcycling an Antique Floor Lamp with Small Solar Lights

Upcycling an Antique Floor Lamp with Small Solar Lights

While perusing an estate sale on half-price day, I came across this antique floor lamp that was positively gorgeous. The wiring was shot but it was otherwise in well-loved but decent shape. I didn’t care about the electrical issues, though – as I knew right away it would become backyard decor! All I needed to do was clean it up and outfit it with small solar lights / solar lanterns.
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Cast Iron Umbrella Stand by Upcycling a Garden Urn

Cast Iron Umbrella Stand by Upcycling a Garden Urn

Once upon a time, I headed out to my local Habitat ReStore. They had arranged several random items outside, and one in particular caught my eye. It looked like it was perhaps a garden urn (but I wasn’t entirely sure). Either way, it was held together with caution tape and I wondered if I could transform it into a cast iron umbrella stand.Read more ›

Reusable Bowl Covers with a Vintage Bandana

Reusable Bowl Covers with a Vintage Bandana

If you are looking for ways to reduce waste (like me), then this idea might be for you! I love using my antique stoneware bowls, but because they don’t have lids, I end up using foil or plastic wrap to cover them. So, I decided to make some reusable bowl covers for a recent Independence Day party.
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Floral Wall Art with Embroidery on Vintage Sheets

Floral Wall Art with Embroidery on Vintage Sheets

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at embroidery and different hand embroidery stitches, then this is a GREAT project to start on. Why? Because I will be upcycling some vintage sheets into floral wall art with some embroidery. And the design that I’ll be using is already in the sheet fabric, making it SO easy to follow.
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Giving a Makeover to Second Hand Bags with Acrylic Leather Paint

Giving a Makeover to Second Hand Bags with Acrylic Leather Paint

Even though I don’t carry a clutch very often, I was drawn to this thrift store purse. The interior was clean, the magnetic clasp worked, and the price was definitely right. BUT – I wasn’t thrilled about the color (off white). That’s when I wondered if I could paint it. Was painting a purse even a thing? Could it be done?

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Mini Film Reel Canisters from Spice Jar Tops (Oscars Party Décor)

Mini Film Reel Canisters from Spice Jar Tops (Oscars Party Décor)

So way back when in the earliest days of my blog, I turned a thrifted spice rack into an organizer for my Craft Room. At the time when I made that project, I had set aside the shaker tops from each of the jars- I wasn’t sure what I’d do with them, but figured it didn’t hurt to hang on to them for a little while.Read more ›

Gift Wrap Caddy from a Wooden Bar Stool

Gift Wrap Caddy from a Wooden Bar Stool

Ok, so here’s the skinny when it comes to me and gift wrap storage: For years and years, I have stored our meager selection of gift wrap rolls in the box from our vacuum cleaner. No really, I have!Read more ›