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…No, 6!..Ways to Craft with Maps

Things are finally cooling down here in the Midwest  after a long, hot summer.   The school year is well under way, and I spotted some pumpkins at a roadside stand just the other day.  Summer is officially over.  But for all of you who are having a hard time saying good-bye to a summer {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Display Letters as Art

School has started, and I’m loving all the things my little guy brings home to show me at the end of every day.  He writes his name on every one of them, and I just love seeing that.  There’s just something so precious about seeing a child’s name written in wobbly letters.  Names are a big deal.

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5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

You know how much I love getting something for free and figuring out a way to fix it up into something pretty or useful.  I’m always stopping by the paint department of my local hardware store, and every time I buy a can of paint, it comes with a small stack of paint stirring sticks.  One day it dawned on me that those paint sticks gathering dust in my garage were actually pre-cut and pre-measured pieces of free, quality wood, and a world of possibilities opened up before me!  I’ve since used those paint sticks to organize my kitchen and my jewelry.  I’m not the only one who has figured out that paint sticks = free craft supplies.  Check out these five other creative uses..

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