‘Tis definitely the season for creative upcycling and as I wanted to do something a wee bit more special than store-bought for the kiddo’s advent calendar this year, I sorted through my hoarded cardboard stash, raided the recycling bin and created this fantastically re-usable bit of awesomeness:
Here’s how to whip up your own countdown to Christmas before December 1st:
A deep breath of crisp October air signals that winter is on the way bringing with it the need to get started creating those groovy handmade gifts…akk!
Put on your DIY diva caps and get making some fabulous upcycled accessories for October’s Refashion Challenge!
Create and share your inspiring upcycled accessory projects with my Gone Thrifting group and I’ll feature them at the end of each month on my facebook page!
Grab some inspiration with my funky upcycled accessory projects below:
Create a few totally fabulous photo holders from bits you already have around the house!
Create a few funky fringe-y pins with my crazy easy no sew scrapbusting tutorial!
If you follow me on instagram & facebook you’ll already know that I had planned to create a glorious Lumpy Space Princess pinata for the munchkin’s 4th birthday extravaganza.
However, as the wonderful world of upcycling never goes completely as planned, I ended up raiding the recycling bin and using 2 entirely different methods to create 2 entirely different pinatas.
Here’s what I did:
Need a quick and quirky mini-gift for your guests?
Create some adorable pet rocks & present them in groovy upcycled wrapping with my quick tutorial!
*Including my fab free printable Pet Rock Care instructions in English & Deutsch*
Believe it or not I rarely know exactly how a project will turn out until it’s totally completed.
Everything I create begins with a little prodding at the back of my brain that soon transforms itself into a ginormous series of shoves until I’m able to grab the necessary gear and get makin’!
And so it was with that ruffled bit of upcycled awesomeness above.
Any idea what my shove-y brain insisted I use to create that fab little tote?
This year give the gift of thrifty love for Valentine’s day and create some heartfelt and oh-so-quirky romance jars!
Perfect for both guys and gals these (thrifty) Romance in a Jar gifts are a cinch to create and can be personalized for every style and taste!
Grab a jar & head to Dream a Little Bigger for my quick & easy tute!
Create a pair (or three) of Christmas Ornament earrings in seconds with my upcycled last minute gift tutorial!
A selection of projects that’ll make munchkins grin
raid your stash and get making, DIY gifts for the win!