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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 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 …

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
How To: Make a Pumpkin From Scraps

We are still counting our blessings here and enjoying the Thanksgiving Season. This week we are focusing on getting our homes and families ready for a day of gratefulness. It’s not Christmas yet… First up, a scrapy little pumpkin. Made with fall colored material scraps and stuffed with old newspaper. It is fun, easy and looks great in any room of your house. Materials: 1. Material scraps in a variety of fall colors. 2. Twine 3. Newspaper or upcycled wrapping or tissue paper 4. A very small amount …

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Thursday, January 26, 2012
How To: Make An Upcycled Crochet Rug

Welcome Morgan of King Soleil! Enjoy her free step-by-step tutorial for making an Upcycled Crochet Rug. Thank you Morgan! Step-by-Step Upcycled Crochet Rug Tutorial There is something so completely satisfying when you are able to create a piece for your home that is functional, cozy, and perfectly your style. All the more rewarding when you are eco-friendly, making the world a greener place, and adding that handmade flair to your everyday. I am thrilled to be a guest blogger at Upcycle Magazine, a site utterly devoted …

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Monday, August 8, 2011
How To: Make an Upcycled Dress

Our friend Sachiko from Tea Rose Home has put together a clear step-by-step tutorial for making this adorable dress. She upcycles 5 soft kitchen towels to create this comfortable summer dress for her daughter. Her tutorial can be used with the towels or you could use the same tutorial to upcycle other pieces of fabric like sheets or adult clothing. The tutorial includes step-by-step pictures and complete directions. Make one for summer and another with heavier fabric for cooler weather. Click here for the tutorial.