The Refashioned Baby Vampire Costume

It’s Karneval time in Germany and that means my quirky kiddo got to request yet another funky DIY costume. My lovely little lassie has become obsessed with vampires (with zombies coming in at a close second) and thus I created a fun little mini monster of the night ensemble for her Karneval celebrations:

The Refashioned Baby Vampire Costume

Here’s how I whipped up the refashioned baby vampire costume:

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Easy DIY Overall Dresses

My munchkin loathes the feeling of denim and corduroy fabric on her legs which means wonderfully tough-wearing jeans and cords are an absolute, tantrum inducing no-go, harumph! When she inherited a groovy box of clothes containing not one but two pairs of adorable overalls (1 denim and 1 cord) I knew I had to figure out a way to transform them into something my picky kiddo would actually wear…

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Take a peek at my two crazy simple methods for transforming those overalls into easy DIY overall dresses – this also works fab for grown-up gear too!

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Don’t Return it, Refashion it!

Not every gift you receive is stellar and some can even leave you bemusedly scratching your head.

This year, instead of feeling embarrassed and timidly asking for the receipt to return it or packing it away to regift next year why not refashion those unwanted prezzies into something exactly your taste, style and size?

don't return it, refashion it!

Take a peek at a few of my prezzie refashions and get transforming your own!

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My DIY Upcycled Refashioned Christmas Blouses

The holiday season is most definitely the busiest time of year for we crafty divas and although there are never enough hours in the day, new DIY traditions always seem to sneak their way into my to-do list.

Last year’s (not so ugly) Christmas sweaters were such a hit that I’ve decided to come up with a fresh festive refashion to add to our wardrobe every year!

So what’s my wearable happy holidays project for 2015?

DIY upcycled christmas blouse refashion tutorial

Hilariously awesome Christmas Character blouses!

Here’s how to whip up your own:

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Easy upcycled DIY paper lanterns

Each year in Germany pre-schoolers take part in the Laternelaufen (lantern walk) to celebrate St. Martin’s day in November. This year I volunteered my DIY diva talents at my kiddo’s pre-school to help them create their fancy schmancy lanterns for their wander through the old town for St. Martin’s evening.

After much thought I came up with a quick upcycled lantern project that would be easy & fun for a room full of rambunctious munchkin’s to create:

Preschool upcycled DIY paper lantern crafting

A rousing success of unleashed kiddo creativity!

easy DIY upcycled paper lanterns

Here’s how to quickly whip up a few of your own:

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My Easy Upcycled DIY Advent Calendar Wreath

‘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:

DIY upcycled toilet roll advent calendar wreath tutorial

Here’s how to whip up your own countdown to Christmas before December 1st:

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A Summer to Fall Refashion

It’s time to start packing away those warm weather garments and go through that cozy winter gear to see what needs to be kept, refashioned and donated (to make room for cool new accoutrements!).

Unfortunately kiddo clothing is something that can’t really be packed away and saved for next year, fortunately I’ve got a quick, easy and oh-so-adorable method for transforming that summer wear into an autumn favourite:

Summer to Fall Sweatshirt refashion tutorial

Squeeze a few more months of wear out of those munchkin tops with a summer to fall refashion!

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Continue your passion for upcycling and refashion with my all new Confessions of a Refashionista ebook series for less than a pumpkin spice latte!

– disclaimer: I’ve never had or even seen a pumpkin spice latte in real life –
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My Upcycled Vintage Hankie Wall Hangings

My second (and third) vintage handkerchief projects are complete and ready to share!

My Upcycled Vintage Hankie Wall Hangings

First, I grabbed the three Gold Marie kiddo hankies, a small piece of bamboo, a bit of rick-rack trim & a needle and thread.

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The Upcycled DIY Bird Feeder

As the weather cools down a few birds have decided to take up residence in our tall hedge and the munchkin thought it would be fabulous to create a restaurant for them to dine at when they can’t find any worms or snails, so I put on my refashionista thinking cap and raided the recycling bin!

Upcycled DIY Bird Feeder tutorial

Rinse out an empty bottle, grab your kiddo and create your own with the upcycled bird feeder tutorial!

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Continue your passion for upcycling and refashion with my all new Confessions of a Refashionista ebook series for less than a (pumpkin spice) latte!

– disclaimer: I’ve never had or even seen a pumpkin spice latte in real life –

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My Top 8 Groovy DIY Jumpsuits

As I’m sure you’ve noticed I am a bit of a jumpsuit addict. I just can’t get enough of those fabulous all-in-one, throw on and go fashionista wardrobe staples. Unfortunately finding jumpsuits off the rack that suit my quirky style and curvy figure is quite a challenge, fortunately this refashionista has created more than few DIYs to not only transform thrifted jumpsuits to suit your style but also create your own from scratch without a pattern!

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I’ve collected my absolute fave step-by-step jumpsuit projects from my Confessions of a Refashionista + added 2 more never before seen DIY jumpsuit tutes!

Contains 8 projects + styling inspiration with easy to follow tutorials & full colour step by step photos for everyone from first-time upcyclers to experienced Refashioners!

The Groovy Jumpsuit DIYs include:

5 Lovely Lassie Jumpsuits
2 Quirky Kiddo Jumpsuits
A fab outfit accessory project
+ a thrifty jumpsuit styling inspiration guide!

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