How to Make Painted Gourds

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures.

This week, I am going to show everyone a simple, yet beautiful fall decoration that you can use for your Thanksgiving centerpiece.  Painted gourds are lovely with some extra fall decor, like leaves or bold flowers in orange or red.  Perfect to start using right after the kiddos go back …

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An Upcycled Knit or Crochet Rug From T Shirts

An Upcycled Knit or Crochet Rug From T Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Step-by-step tutorial. #refashion #Refashioned #refashionavenue #refashionista #refashionedgarbage #refashioning

T-shirt jersey material is soft and super absorbent, which makes it perfect material to upcycle a knit or crochet rug from t shirts.  You can make your own mat in different ways, not just crocheting or knitting – you can hook, braid, sew, or loom it too.  In this super …

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Refashion a T Shirt with Bows 10 Different Ways

Refashion a T Shirt with Bows 10 Different Ways - 10 step-by-step DIY sewing tutorials with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle some old t-shirts, sweaters, and other fabrics to make these cute bow outfits for yourself or your home. A great, low-cost way to change up your wardrobe or home accessories. #upcycle #recycle #refashion #Refashioned #refashionavenue #refashionista #refashionedgarbage #refashioning

I’ve been meaning to do this roundup of all my “Refashion a T Shirt with Bows 10 Different Ways” tutorials that I made over the summer, but somehow couldn’t get myself to actually publish this post.  But, at long last, today I finally have my bow tutorial roundup for everyone! …

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Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man’s Sweater

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Returning readers to my blog know how much I love refashioning clothes, accessories, and home decorations from men’s clothing.  Not only can loads of projects be made out of men’s stuff, but men’s clothing tends to be a lot sturdier than woman’s clothing — really, I’ve seen such a downgrade in the quality of women’s clothes.  Making pillows from men’s sweaters are a great way to upcycle.  You can also turn your old pillows and give them new life into sofa pillows (after a run through the washing machine).  Double upcycle! 🙂

Sofa Bow Pillow From a Man's Sweater - Step-by-step sewing tutorial with clear photographs and instructions. Upcycle a sweater, and refashion clothes into this cute home decoration. A great, low-cost way to change up your home accessories for each season, or just style your home on the cheap. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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Repurposing Clothing into Decorations: Homemade Sweater Pillow

Repurposing sweaters into pillows.

Here is another upcycled/repurposing idea for everyone: sweater pillows.  Since I really needed some couch pillows, this makes for a fabulously frugal and really cool recycled clothing idea.  I gave the argyle one to my sister-in-law.

My friend gave me an entire pile of clothing, yes, this is in addition to my already full closet full of my mother’s clothes!  I can’t say no to a good clothing deal though, and free is the best deal of all.  Out of that pile came a really cool men’s argyle sweater which was way too big for my husband but also way too cute to let go.  Then, I came across this blog post about turning a sweater into a pillow and I had to try it out.

First, I cut up a regular bed pillow.  We had a ton of extra down pillows in the house because my husband didn’t really like sleeping on them.  I cut it in half, with lots of extra feathers left over to make a small pillow with some extra cloth from other clothing projects.

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House Organizing & Upcycling Curtains

I have been furiously trying to declutter my house.  Mainly due to spring fever but also because I am part of the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge.  One of the projects I tackled this past week is organizing the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink, which is a …

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