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Thursday, December 5, 2013
How To: Make Upcycled Sweater Stockings

  Continuing our Christmas 2013 Upcycled Decorating with these cute stockings. We love the simplicity of this tutorial! A perfect way to use worn out sweaters without buying newly made stockings for your family. In an afternoon, you can make stockings for your entire family. You could also make smaller versions to use as gift tags for your upcycled wrapping. Just slip a little treat and a name tag inside the little stocking and you have a very cute alternative to a bow for your Christmas packages! The …

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
How To: Upcycle Tights Into Leggings

  In the last week, I have had three different moms tell me that their daughter didn’t like tights. Now that I think about it, I don’t really like tights either. They are hard to get on little ones and they make my feet feel claustrophobic. Now you can convert those darling tights into even cuter leggings. Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial from U Create and you will have some brand new leggings for fall.   Happy Upcycling, Jill

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Felted Wool Valentine Runner

This fun table runner was made by one of my friends. Isn’t it cute? It is a fun and easy project that you can have on your table in no time.   How to make the table runner: 1. Select materials. This is made of old wool sweaters that have been felted. Learn how to felt wool here. 2. Draw a heart template from sturdy cardboard. 3. Using chalk, trace the template onto the wool. 4. Cut out the hearts using sharp sewing scissors. 5. Lay out the …

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Monday, January 7, 2013
How To: Felt Wool

Felting wool from old sweaters is a wonderful way to give something old a new life. If the sweater is out of style, out of size or even if it has been attacked by moths you can give it  a new use by felting. Do not be intimidated by this process. It is fun and really easy. Remember that the process is irreversible. Felting wool sweaters: 1. Select your sweaters. If you notice any holes, you can repair them now by closing the holes with a few stiches. …

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Friday, December 7, 2012
How To: Make A Bag From A Book

This tutorial is genius! Take a book with a cool cover and turn it into this neat activity center or satchel. I think this would make a great gift and the tutorial is easy to follow. So, go check out Cosmo Cricket and this cool tutorial.