5 Ways to Upcycle Your Fabric Scraps

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I don’t know many crafters who don’t have a stash of fabric scraps somewhere. Some of them have much bigger stashes than others ( I won’t name any names…we know who we are), but the feeling of being unable to throw away such pretty pieces of fabric–no matter how small–is mutual. Here are five fun ways to upcycle fabric scraps–or just to get an excuse to collect lots of pretty fabric–with projects for around your home. Enjoy!

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Recover a Lampshade with Arrow Fabric

Recover a lampshade with Spoonflower arrow fabric

Sometimes you just need a change – a small change. Many times I will add new pillows to change up the look of my space, or a throw or maybe a lampshade.  I found this lampshade for $1 two years ago during an after Christmas sale.  I snagged it up knowing I would recover it someday. With this pretty arrow fabric from Spoonflower I revamped the Christmas shade into a colorful spring shade for my spray painted yellow ombre lamp.

Recover a lampshade with Spoonflower arrow fabric

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Sisal Lampshade

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I am excited to introduce to you, for the first time on IC, Kim from Sand and Sisal.   She is one of my new contributors.   I asked Kim to join the ranks to show you her serene sense of decorating.   She is a beach lover and brings that into her home through {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Decorate with Pennant Flags

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No longer reserved just for used car lots and carnivals, pennant flags have recently come into their own in the world of crafts and home decor.  Traditionally, these colorful triangles were often embellished with mascots or symbols, and first used to adorn sailing ships in the eighteenth century.  The little flags became popular emblems on {…Read More…}