It’s getting colder and I’m unhappy about it. In lovely Pennsylvania, it stays cold from about Sep-Mar, give or take a month. That means you have to layer up if you want to be comfortable.
Personally, I like scarves and probably have too many of them. But they’re great for fall and winter weather so I stock up. Recently, I started make some of my own. However, I’m not a big fan of sewing, as most of you know, so I like the no-sew method. Read the whole post
I’ve had this couch for nearly a decade and the cushions are super saggy, as you can see in the photo on the left. The structure of the couch is pretty good though, so I wanted to try to find a way to salvage it. There’s no use in spending a few hundred dollars on a new couch when this one just needs some love, right?
As we sit here, me writing, you reading, I’m drinking beer. Most of the time, that beer comes in a bottle and I refuse to throw away those bottle caps. I figured I could use them for something. Lo and behold I found a purpose… I made a bottle cap wreath!
I have no idea how many it took to cover the form, but I do know it took about 1.75 pasta jars filled with caps. Read the whole post
As most of you know, I’m a big fan of upcycling. I’ve written many tutorials on how to recycle everything from 6 pack carriers and soda cans to mint tins. I try to reuse everything.
Today, I’m upcycling an old gum container. You know, the plastic ones that fit in the cup holder of your car? I have a few of them and I’ve found that they’re super useful for storing small things like buttons and bobby pins. Read the whole post
It’s starting to get cold here in PA, and when that happens I get out my candles. They keep my apartment a little bit warmer and make the atmosphere more relaxing. Every Fall I do a few candle tutorials and this is the first one of the season. I know we’re not quite into autumn yet, but its about 64 degrees here, so it’s close enough for me.
I always save my jars because they can be used for something, whether it be craft and food storage or, in this case, candle holders. Read the whole post
Store bought dryer sheets are gross. They’re filled with chemicals that get into our clothes and onto our skin. I don’t know about you, but I’m not into that.
I started using dryer balls not too long ago and I like them a lot. However, they’re pretty loud thumping around the dryer. I was looking for an alternative and a friend (thanks, Kel) recommended that I make my own dryer sheets.
My current excuse for a sewing box is a mini mason jar and it’s overflowing. I’m definitely in need of a bigger one so I was on the lookout for a way to make one.
My husband occasionally smokes cigars and has accumulated a few cigar boxes over the years. I won’t let him throw them away because I know I can upcycle them when I think of the right project. These boxes are perfect for sewing boxes because they’re spacious and sturdy (since they’re usually made of wood). Read the whole post
Those kitchen rolls, like plastic wrap and aluminum foil, drive me crazy because I can’t close my drawers without mangling the boxes. Recently, I finished a family-sized box of Cheerios and realized I could fit the rolls inside, so I wanted to find a way to upcycle it for kitchen storage.
Turns out, I had some plastic holds that I could use to hang it. The cupboard door seamed like a good location since it’s convenient, but out of the way. Read the whole post
As many of you know, my husband owns a brewery that opened this past year (yay!). Prior to the opening, he and his 3 partners spent about a year doing renovations to the space. Fortunately, we have a ton of pictures of the process, so one of his partners gave me an old window frame and asked me to turn it into a picture frame. What a great idea, Ben. I will do that. 🙂
Most of the photos were taken on a phone, so the quality wasn’t good enough to blow to fit the entire frame. Read the whole post
I always carry hair ties and bobby pins with me when I travel. I think I’ll want to leave my hair down but it just gets irritating, so I pull it up. My hair is so thick that one hair tie doesn’t last very long. A few days, maybe. That’s where my travel tin comes in. I don’t know how I ever traveled without it.
Mint tins are perfect for upcycles like this. The closure works really well, and they hold a decent amount of stuff. Read the whole post