Category Archives: Upcycling

Thread Wrapped Bracelets 

I don’t do a lot of embroidery, but when I found a massive bag of embroidery threads for $4 at the op shop, I wasn’t going to leave them there! Some months ago I bought some small 12cm embroidery hoops … Continue reading

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Rose Decoupage Box

When I came across these books on roses in the op shop, I thought the pictures could be good for decoupage. So I cut some some pictures out to decoupage a box for some of my knowledge cards. If there’s … Continue reading

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Decoupage Wall Planters

With four cats in the house, three of whom are indoors only, houseplants can take a real battering. So I try to put my plants out of reach of paws and teeth, not an easy feat with such agile kitties! … Continue reading

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Moroccan Inspired Plate

I love Moroccan tiles and patterns so when I was wondering what sort of design to draw on the edge of some white plates I picked up for a few dollars in the bargain bin at spotlight, I started toying … Continue reading

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Gypsy Rose Luminaries 

One of my favourite blogs to read is Gypsy Yaya (www.gypsyyaya.com). Andrea loves and shares all things bohemian and gorgeous, from houses to crafts to clothes. (Check out her blog, it’s totally awesome!!!) She created these very cute Gypsy Rose Luminaries and … Continue reading

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Upcycled Wallet 

I’ve had this leather wallet for over 20 years. I’ve bought and used others in that time, but I keep going back to this one. I just really love the layout, it works for me. But it is well worn, … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Craft Swaps

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that over the last couple of months I’ve participated in not one, but two Harry Potter themed craft swaps.  In December 2016 I was made redundant and it took over 5 … Continue reading

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Botanical Wall Lights

I have in my living room two of the ugliest wall lights I have ever come across. At this point I haven’t found the right replacements at the right price, although I’m sure to come across something nicer one day! … Continue reading

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A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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Wall Cupboard Makeover 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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