5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

It’s sweater weather!  I bet that many of you have been doing the same thing we’ve been doing: pulling out the boxes of cold season clothing, and figuring out what can be worn for another year, passed on to someone else in the family, or tossed into the giveaway pile.  You might want to wait a second before you give them the old heave-ho, and check out the tutorials I’ve found for upcycling everything from cable knit to cashmere.

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5 Ways to Craft with Acorns

Acorns are the nut, or small seedling, of the mighty oak tree.  Their pleasing, rounded shape, interesting textures, and warm brown tones make them perfect subjects for fall craft projects.  Take a look at this collection of acorn themed crafts I’ve found, and I think you’ll become a fan of the little nuts, too!

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5 Ways to Make a Pillow

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  pillows are one of the easiest ways to change up a room.  You can use them for an unexpected pop of color, to add a novel texture, or as inexpensive holiday decor.  Even a beginning seamstress can follow the steps to make a basic pillow, and {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Repurpose Vintage Doorknobs

Recently, I shared a tutorial for converting old doorknobs into drawer pulls or wall hooks.  This conversion will make anyone’s collection of vintage door hardware much more versatile and useable.  So, if you’ve had way too much fun at architectural salvage and antique stores collecting pretty, timeworn handles, you can dust them off and try {…Read More…}