Okay, show of hands. Who actually knows what "dress boys" are? Admittedly, I had never heard of them but apparently they're a 'thing'... and people use them. Basically, you take an old chair, saw it in half, and attach it to the wall. Presto! A new place to drape your clothes.
As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family. There's a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs - I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments. Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean). This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous. I am dying to get a...
Either you love or hate things made from old ties. Skirts, handbags, belts have been predictably sewn from old ties. Even tablecloths and footstools have been made from the long bias-cut silk strands. Over on Dudecraft we found a refreshing twist, or should I say knot, for the familiar piece of flair.
Check out Jenny's lamp. It used to be a push lawn mower. Very clever!
Guess what she's using for a table on which it's sitting.
Recycline is a Swiss company that does pretty funky things with plastic bottles, like this,
You can buy them, (provided you speak German) here,
Turn an oatmeal box, baby wipe container, corn meal box or any other cylindrical container into a fabric covered pretty ribbon container. Covering the container with a fun fabric could easily turn this into the perfect handmade gift for the crafty friends in your life. To see the step by step instructions and photographs, read on....
I’ve heard of people making quilts out of their favorite old t-shirts, but I think I like Savy Seams's idea of turning them into pillows even better! And can you imagine cuddling with the worn fabric of an old friend? How comfy that would be! (This would also be a great way of re-using those T’s that we’ve ‘grown out of’ but can’t bear to give away.)
What you need:
a needle for knit fabric, sewing machine and iron
Although these TING re-purposed seatbelt pillows are stylish, I’m pretty sure they’ve lost that new car smell. From reformschoolrules.com ($95-$130).