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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Upcycled Christmas Garland

I am a huge fan of Anna Maria Horner and her gorgeous fabrics. No wait, that may not be accurate. I LOVE her stuff and really enjoy reading her blog. When I saw her post yesterday, I knew our readers would love it too.  Here is her step-by-step tutorial for making garland from yarn and fabric scraps.  It is now on my “to-do” list for this Christmas. It is so cute and I really love the fact that my kids can help with the project. Happy Upcycling, Jill …

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Upcycled Christmas Luminaries

I love luminaries or luminarias (depending on where you are from) . In some neighborhoods in our area,  families will set our luminaries on Christmas Eve.  When there is snow on they ground, it is so pretty.  The tradition goes back many years when families set out the lights as a way to guide the Christ Child to their home. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for making upcyled luminaries: These are durable and can be used year after year. Made from vinyl flashing, they are perfect for multiple …

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Thanksgiving is almost here! Try this quick and easy idea to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Upcycle any kind of glass jar you have on hand.  Here we have used popcorn, cranberries and dried beans. You could use a variety of different fillers to form a grouping in the center of the table or consider using all the same and make a line down the table. You can use whatever candles you have available or don’t use any candles at all. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cereal Box Turkeys

    Aren’t these turkeys cute? A perfect project to try with the children in your life this week. The creative folks at Plum Pudding posted this project. They have included detailed instructions and a full tutorial on their site. We love that they are upcycled from cereal boxes. If you save your Popsicle sticks, then those are upcycled too! Now, go get those boxes out of the recycle bin and start crafting! Happy Upcycling, Jill

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Monday, November 12, 2012
How to: Make a Little Girl’s Pilgrim Hat

This is the easiest sewing project ever! You can upcycle a men’s  white hankie into a little girl’s pilgrim hat in about 5-10 minutes.  The end result is the cutest little pilgrim at the Thanksgiving table. Materials: 1. Plain white hankie, washed and ironed with a little starch. 2. Length of white ribbon, about 24 inches depending on your child’s size. 3. Iron and board 4. Sewing machine and ability to sew a mostly straight line (though you could easily get away with just a needle and white …