35+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Bags

35+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Bags

Accessories are, by far, my favorite form of fashion. Specifically, I love unusual jewelry (vintage or upcycled), scarves, and bags (thrifted or upcycled). So, it’s not exactly surprising that I have quite a few blog posts for accessories. I might actually have more tutorials for DIY bags (or upcycling bags into something else) than any other accessory.Read more ›

Refashioning with Ribbon Belts

Refashioning with Ribbon Belts

When I was a teenager, I had grand plans that involved collecting snippets of vintage jacquard ribbon (and non-vintage, if pretty enough) to decorate “all the things”, such as handbags, headbands, and t-shirts. But I quickly found out that the gorgeous ribbon I coveted so much was expensive…and my plans fizzled out. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I’m back at it with an alternative (and thrifty) plan: What if I used some ribbon belts from the thrift store to embellish different accessories?Read more ›

Recycled Tote Bag from a Framed Cross Stitch

Recycled Tote Bag from a Framed Cross Stitch

Framed cross stitch pieces are something I see at thrift stores all the time. And while there are modern versions of cross stitch that have become very popular (with sassy sayings), the older ones seem to get tossed in the donation pile. When I found this 1980s-era country cross stitch, I immediately thought that it would look SO CUTE as a recycled tote bag for grocery (or farmer’s market) shopping.Read more ›

Decorating a Tote Bag with a Snowy Scene

Decorating a Tote Bag with a Snowy Scene

Truthfully, I didn’t NEED another tote bag- let’s face it, who really does? But I found this blue canvas bag on a thrifting adventure and it was in great shape for a great price! I decided that it was the perfect candidate for embellishment and wondered if the navy blue would be a good backdrop for a snowy scene.

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