Repurposed Jeans

Before you throw away those torn jeans, you may want to wait until you find another use for them. I took a pair and cut into various sized strips and glued onto a glass vase with Modge Podge. I love the results. Before After

Flocking an Artificial Christmas Tree for Under $10

This year Resa decided that she wanted a flocked Christmas Tree. I had just purchased a pre-owned Christmas tree and decided to let her give this one a face lift. After reviewing several posts online we decided to combine two directions that we liked the best. Since we already had the ingredients on hand, the…

On this Thanksgiving Day

This year especially I am thankful for my family, friends and all of my supportive fans. In April of this year, my husband was diagnosed with acute renal failure. This has been a roller coaster ride for him and he is still dealing with Renal “Insufficiency”. Without the help of our friends and family, I’m…

Candy Bouquets

One of my favorite things to give is candy bouquets. With each one I make, the more I learn. I discovered by accident one day that wire mesh not only dresses up the vase, but helps hide the picks that hold the candy. To make the sticks holding the candy sturdier, I use floral tape…

Paper Roses

With the holidays fast approaching and my husband still Ill, I am trying to accomplish as many of my projects as I can. Since I still have a few pages from the book left I decided to try my hand at paper roses to include in the candy bouquet. After several failed attempts I finally…

Upcycled Vase

So a friend of mine gave me a bunch of glass vases. My plan is to make candy bouquets for Christmas, but I decided to give them a facelift. This is the before picture. And since I had the interior of the hardback book left from the leather journal I made I decided to modge…

Repurposed Leather Purse

So my daughter, who likes to be original, wanted a unique binder for school. Before I tackled a large project I wanted to start small. I wish I had taken pictures of the before and after of this now. I am impressed with the way it turned out and can’t wait to do another one….

Repurposed Tie Part 2

For the other end of the tie we made a Chapstick holder. When I folded over the end I made sure to see in a keychain ring. I must say I’m pretty impressed with the end results. Since we still has a good bit of tie remaining we also made a key fob.

Repurposed Tie

My daughter has been asking me to help her make a cellphone holder that she would like. She wanted something to clip onto her pants but looked “cool”. While my sewing skills are improving they are still limited in what I can actually do. While going through our stockpile of items to repurpose I stumbled…

Repurposing Bridesmaid/Formal Dresses

Most thrift stores and even some closets are bursting at the seams with flouncy (and yes sometimes tacky) formal dresses, while some are merely outdated and unwanted. Recently I have been purchasing them for the layers of material that are used for the dresses to line the coffins with, but after the skirt was removed…

Repurposing Beanie Babies Into Backpack Buddies

Years ago I jumped on the bandwagon and started collecting Beanie Babies. As the years went by and we moved from Coast Guard Station to Coast Guard Station they stayed packed in totes until my youngest discovered them not too long ago. After coming up with this idea the other day, I wish we had…