Thrift stores have become a second home to many crafters. I’ve loved and resented them for years, learning my lessons from the school of hard knocks. If you’re interested in tapping into this inexpensive DIY resource, or if you just enjoy walking the aisles and seeing the potential in second-hand objects, take a look at my list! Hopefully it will give you some tips and advice for having the best possible thrift store experience ❤
I’ll openly admit it, I’m terrible with a sewing machine. Something between my poor measurements, lack of practice, impatience for pinning, and the pure intimidation I feel toward actually cutting fabric, somehow my projects just don’t turn out right! But I’m glad to say that, at least in the eyes of this novice, my sweater blanket turned out pretty cute. So for my layman’s tutorial, as well as a link to a much better tutorial, come check it out!
Embroidered clothes are crazy cute right now. Shorts, denim, tees, all sorts of things are having a bit of new life breathed into them with this ancient craft. I love the mixing of modern and traditional styles, plus it seemed like the kind of thing I could do in an hour, so I tried it… Continue reading Embroidered Cactus Collar!
Save money on to-go drinks and lessen your environmental waste by reusing glass tea bottles! I’ll show you how to remove labels and adhesive residue, and how to make super cute bottles you’ll want to reuse again and again. Never throw out glass bottles or waste money on on-the-go drinks again!
Upcycle thrifted belt buckles into these cute DIY necklaces! I tested out this Pin and I love the results. Super easy Western style craft.
In this tutorial I’ve used the wax from three old candles and a set of thrifted glassware to create some new, vintage-inspired candles! Never throw out your old candles again! I go over how to remove sticker residue from glassware, how to melt down wax, and all the steps necessary to get your own project going. And the finished result is gorgeous!
Doilies are beautiful, and the amount of work and fine craftsmanship that goes into making one is downright impressive to anyone who appreciates fiber art. But all too often, once finished, we ask ourselves “What do I do with this thing?” Well, this is one of my favorite crochet projects of all time. It’s simple once you… Continue reading ~Crocheted Bags with Vintage Doilies~