Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

by Capree K

Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

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...

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Tie Pography

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Tie Pography

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.

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Recycle your favorite T into a pillow!

by DIY Maven

Recycle your favorite T into a pillow!

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 t-shirt
pillow form
a zipper
a needle for  knit fabric, sewing machine and iron
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