I have a hard time throwing out things that I think I can turn into something fabulous. Why not give an item a second life, decrease what we are throwing in our landfills and upcycle it into something beautiful and wearable.
My youngest has a tendency to blow through shoes in just a month or two. Not sure what she does exactly, but all her shoes end up with holes in the toe. I was about to throw these sweet little flats in the garbage because her toe was sticking out of the end, until the bling caught my eye (bling ALWAYS catches my eye).
So I decided to cut off the chain link crystals, clean them up and set them aside until inspiration struck. It didn’t take long. I realized that the little loops at the end of the chain were just the right size for the Wax Cotton Cord we use in our Adjustable String Friendship Bracelet class. Bingo!
All I did was thread the Wax Cotton Cord through the hole and double it over. So I essentially had 2 pieces of cord coming from one loop. I then just knotted the cord just like we teach in the class when attaching the cord to a ring or circle connector.
Then, I used our method for creating an adjustable clasp with another piece of Wax Cotton Cord and added our cube beads to each of the tales (8 in total). Done!
I love that instead of throwing this little piece in the garbage I created something new and beautiful. And someone even asked to buy it off my wrist today!
So, take a look around your house today and see what kind of trash you can turn into fashion! Leave us a comment and tell us if you are into Trashy Fashion. We would love to hear your ideas and what you have created. Or better yet, send us a photo and we will feature you on our blog or facebook page!
I absolutely love for my backyard to be an extension of my house. But when our old patio furniture finally gave out, I needed to go in search of something new. But, something new it seems runs in the price range of $1000+, and that is just for a basic set.
Now, I’m one of those girls that just can’t wrap my head around spending that much money on any one object. Especially when I feel like there might be a better, more affordable option. With inspiration from CentsationalGirl (she has no idea who I am or that I’m blogging about her talents, but as Wendy Williams would say I feel like she is a friend in my head), I went in search of a used dining room table.
Over the next week, I will take you step by step through the process of transforming this old dining room table into an outdoor piece of furniture. Most of my paint tips came directly from CentsationalGirl, with a few additional tips that I discovered along the way.
In the mean time, I will be sitting at my new outdoor table, having a date night with my hubby this evening. I can’t wait to litter the table with candles, flowers and wine glasses!
Check back next week as we take you through the prep work that goes into upcycling a 1950′s dining room table!
Does anyone else make huge “to do” lists only to feel overwhelmed by looking at it? I saw a cute notepad on pinterest and decided to turn it into a Free Printable on our site for everyone to enjoy.
I would love to give credit to the original notepad designer, but the pin linked back to an inactive tumblr account. So whoever you are, thanks for this adorable idea!
I’ve decided to diagnose myself Motherhood induced ADD. I have so many good intentions every morning to get a list done that would make Martha Stewart jealous. But the reality just isn’t the same. I find that I do better when I just set one small goal for myself each day. After I achieve that goal, I set another one for the day.
This printable keeps me on track. I just added it to a frame and write on the glass with a dry erase marker. Wipe it clean and then set another goal. I use it for work and home (which often overlap). I was thinking it would even make an adorable gift for Teacher Appreciation week!
All you have to do is pop over to our site, download the printable for free (you do need to go through the checkout process even though it is free) and you will have an instant download. Trim it down to 8×10 and add it to a frame! So easy and it will look a lot cuter on your counter then that raggedy “to do” list that was scratched on the back of an envelope.