Sarah has a confession: she can't resist buying pretty linens from the thrift store, and now her collection is taking over the garage. They say the first step is acknowledging the problem. The second (much more fun) step involves turning vintage pillowcases into beautiful vendor aprons over at Sadie Seasongoods!
Natalie from Creme de la Crafts has a great Father's Day gift idea--all you need to do is "dig through your house for some interesting looking buttons!" Once you find them, you'll have just about all you need for a kid-friendly project that results in a "one-of-a-kind gift for Dad."
We're still going strong with the patriotic summer makeovers--there are just so many great ones to choose from! Today's rescue comes from Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, who realized recently that with company coming over she probably ought to change out her Easter decor "to something more appropriate for Summer and the upcoming holidays." Some leftover bandannas from a previous project fit the bill!
Bonnie's daughter wanted to cheer on her brother's football team on a hot day, but her only piece of school spirit was a baggy, thick boy's t-shirt. Not to worry--Bonnie quickly (like, in 15 minutes) refashioned the shirt into a stylish, breathable pillowcase top. At Uncommon Designs, she's sharing this "great way for you soccer, baseball, and football girls to lighten up those heavy shirts and still show your team spirit!"
Maria blogs at Sew Travel Inspired. A recent vacation to see her grandchildren in New Mexico inspired this fun craft project that upcycles old neckties. "I took my grandchildren to visit the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town Albuquerque," Maria explains.
Courtney is one of the three fabulous sisters you'll meet at Fry Sauce and Grits. When her two-year-old daughter finally got fed up with Mom borrowing her hair clips, Courtney took it as a sign to dig into her fabric scrap bag and create some great new fabric-covered hair clips for herself!
Here's a quick project that you can make that you probably have most of the materials for already on hand. It's a hanging scarf organizer, and Jessica from Living on the Cheap came up with it. The first step is easy: pull out a plastic hanger from your closet.
Dawn is a "big fan of cheap-o sunglasses," partly because she has a reputation for "breaking or losing" them. (You're not alone there, Dawn!) Over at Pretty Shabby UK, she's showing us how to give our inexpensive sunnies some serious swagger.
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