From Thrift Store Clothes to Wired Ribbon for a Harvest Wreath

From Thrift Store Clothes to Wired Ribbon for a Harvest Wreath

When you can’t find the craft product you need (or are dreaming of), you sometimes have to make your own. And that’s what happened when I was working on an autumn wreath or harvest wreath and I couldn’t find plaid ribbon. So, I started to mull over the idea of making my own wired ribbon by upcycling some thrift store clothes / used clothing.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Knoxville, Tennessee (Part 1)

Junkin’ Journey: Knoxville, Tennessee (Part 1)

*** Please note that this post on Knoxville, TN has not been updated since early 2016. It will be updated in 2020 with additional thrift stores and antiques stores. Thank you! ***

I don’t know about you, but I love to visit college towns. They are perpetually injected with youth and the funky vibe that comes from college coeds. And as all things “vintage” become trendier, college towns are really turning into hotbeds of places to thrift for cool, unusual, or wonderfully seasoned secondhand pieces. So, revisiting Knoxville, Tennessee moved to the top of my junkin’ journey list! Home to University of Tennessee’s main campus, it’s a fun mountain town that boasts a LOT of thrifting and antiques-shopping options.

I ended my weekend with a carload of goodies and a text message apology to Jon for everything I was bringing home. But, where, oh where, did I go?Read more ›

Winter Wonderland Tote Bag with Vintage Doily Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Tote Bag with Vintage Doily Snowflakes

I decided to spruce up a plain, navy blue tote bag I had found during one of my thrifting adventures. Truthfully, I didn’t NEED another tote bag- let’s face it, who really does?- but it was in great shape, and at $2.99, it was the perfect candidate for embellishment. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

July 4th Decoration / Patriotic Wreath from Cheap Neckties

July 4th Decoration / Patriotic Wreath from Cheap Neckties

I’ve amassed a hefty collection pf cheap neckties from thrift stores and have posted one 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!

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How to Make a Bird Bath or DIY Bird Bath

How to Make a Bird Bath or DIY Bird Bath

I’ve wanted to try my hand at a DIY bird bath for some time now, as we love supplying food and water to the wildlife in our back yard. So, I decided to find out how to make a bird bath and used a brass lamp (or vintage lamp) from the thrift store as my base. For the bird bath bowl, I upcycled a glass plate or glass tray (also from the thrift store).
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