upcycle this: jeans

jeans...i have a love/hate relationship with denim.  needless to say, i have more than one pair of jeans that were retired ages ago.  and in the spirit of using old junk to make new awesome stuff, let's repurpose some denim, shall we? here are a few awesome things you can make with jeans! coffee sleeve... Continue Reading →

upcycle this: packaging

some of the best gifts are definitely homemade.  it makes people feel special when they know you have taken the time to make them something.  and while the gift itself DEFINITELY matters...packaging really is tantamount to almost everything. and here we have yet another opportunity to take something that normally would be thrown away &... Continue Reading →

old dog bed tutorial #1: tote

let’s start with something FABULOUS. yes, our dog beds are amazing & durable & la di dah di dah. but eventually, they need to be retired—either because they are loved to the bone, or you just want a new one. I faced a dilemma when this happened the first time—a few years ago. and because... Continue Reading →

upcycle THIS: maps

upcycling = reusing discarded stuff & turning it into something bigger & better. an (obvious) example: using old clothes & pillows to stuff your dog bed. (yea, i couldn't help myself) a (less obvious) example: using that old atlas that was rendered useless since maps moved to digital & turning them into coasters (WANT) (tutorial... Continue Reading →

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