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    20 Frightful and Festive Things to Sew for Halloween

    Let the Halloween crafting begin! Whether you’re a newbie or an advanced sewer, sewn Halloween projects are a terrific way to decorate for the holiday. Pillows, stuffies, and buntings are fun and festive, and they’re easy to store between seasons. More

  • You can make some really great things out of old playing cards.

    20 Altered Playing Card Crafts

    Whether you’ve got a deck of playing cards that are past their prime or just a partial deck of survivors, I’ve got plenty of ideas for upcycling them! Playing cards are one of my favorite craft supplies to alter, and once you find your perfect project among the tutorials below, I think you’re going to like altered playing card crafts just as much as I do! More

  • Altered Playing Card Ornaments

    Crafty Christmas: Make Altered Playing Card Ornaments

    Homemade Christmas tree ornaments are my favorite holiday decoration. Every year, my kids and I add more handmade ornaments to our collection and I cull a couple more store-bought ornaments. My ultimate goal is to have a Christmas tree so bedazzled that you can barely see its branches, with nary a store-bought ornament in sight. More

  • How to Repaint Wicker Baskets

    The Upcycled Home: Eighteen Wicker Basket Makeovers

    Don’t let a wicker basket’s unfortunate appearance blind you to how versatile it can be for containing and organizing your clutter in an attractive way. Read on for a selection of easy tutorials that remake, remodel, and otherwise transform any ugly wicker basket into the perfect home accessory. More

  • How to Repaint Wicker Baskets

    How to Transform Wicker Baskets with Paint

    Painting a wicker basket is a super quick project that makes a big change in the overall look of your room. And when you get tired of your current color scheme, repainting that basket is just as quick and easy! More

  • Vat Dye Silk

    14 Techniques to Paint and Dye Silk Fabric

    It can be tricky to think of ways to paint or dye silk fabric, if you’ve mostly worked with cotton, linen, or other plant-fiber fabrics before. You probably already know that silk takes dye differently, but how differently? Can you paint it? Transfer images to it? Dye it multiple colors?  More

  • Darned Socks

    Two Dozen Ways to Upcycle Socks That Have Lost Their Mates

    Fortunately, that mate-less sock doesn’t have to live the rest of its life alone in my Socks Sans Partners basket, only to eventually be tossed out, years later, when I’ve finally admitted the truth to myself. There are SO many cute ways to upcycle orphaned socks. More

  • How to Darn a Sock

    How to Darn a Sock

    A well-made sock can stand up to a lot of wear, and when a hole does finally work its way through, then you can darn that sock to make it even better than it was when it was new. More

  • Upcycled Greeting Cards

    16 DIY Greeting Cards Made from Upcycled Materials

    I love how depending on the technique and level of detail, a DIY greeting card can be quick and easy or methodical and precise, and look super awesome either way. I love how easy it is to incorporate upcycled or natural materials or found objects. More

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