It’s completely unnecessary to break the bank when decorating your home. With a bit of imagination and a trip to the thrift shop (or even a hunt through the recycling bin) you can have the unique decor of your dreams!
Take a peek at some of my fave thrifted and DIY’d decor (+ the tutes to make your own) below:
Check out this metal bucket of decorative fabulousness I found in the trash!
Unfortunately it’s not in tip top condition, fortunately I have a few cleaning tricks up my sleeve that’ll have it spruced up in no time!
Grab my top tips for how to clean metal decor + my easy fix for tarnished silver below:
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:
A rousing success of unleashed kiddo creativity!
Here’s how to quickly whip up a few of your own:
‘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:
My second (and third) vintage handkerchief projects are complete and ready to share!
First, I grabbed the three Gold Marie kiddo hankies, a small piece of bamboo, a bit of rick-rack trim & a needle and thread.
I discovered a couple of polka dot paper plates hidden at the bottom of my kiddo’s crafty stash box and inspiration whacked me over the head, hard!
How adorable are those giant buttons?
Create the perfect sewing studio wall decor in minutes with my upcycled paper plate buttons:
Create a few totally fabulous photo holders from bits you already have around the house!
Ahhh, the bedroom, a haven to cozy up in at the end of long day and read a good book before drifting off to dreamland:
Pffffft! Just check out that before picture! This tiny, oddly slanted room required quite a bit of work and creative furniture positioning before it became my comfy slumbering space.
That terrifyingly filthy, cat hair-filled carpet was replaced with light laminate flooring and the walls were painted a brilliant white – with only one tiny window those bright white walls really help to make up for a lack of natural light.
Take a peek at the rest of my bedroom + get all of tutes below:
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!
Rinse out an empty bottle, grab your kiddo and create your own with the upcycled bird feeder tutorial!
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 –
Remember my fab cowboy boot refashion?
I finally had a DIY diva brainstorm and came up with a quick & quirky project for the chopped boot tops:
here’s how to create your own upcycled boot top baskets: