Showing posts from January, 2023

Measuring Spoon Rack

  This post may contain affiliate links. Do you have a set of measuring spoons similar to these? Do you end up losing one (or 2) when you take them off the ring?  Or, if you keep them together, are you constantly spinning to find the correct spoon?   If this sounds familiar, I have the solution.   W elcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. The solution begins with a piece of pallet wood.  If you don't have any pallet wood, no worries.  Any random board will do! Start by sanding and then painting your board in your favorite color.  I used a chip brush and craft paint . Since I wanted some of the grain to show through, I took a damp rag and wiped off some of the paint while it was still wet. While the paint dried, I opened up Design Space and creat

Denim Hearts

This post may contain affiliate links. Hearts are everywhere at this time of year, in all shapes, sizes, and materials.  If you save your old jeans instead of throwing them out, I have the perfect Valentine's Day project for you! Welcome to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Sara from  Birdz of a Feather .   If you just came from Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers ,   welcome to the Cottage!  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. First, a little background.  Last Fall I was invited to join a Fiber Arts group.  This lovely group of ladies scour thrift stores for wool fabric and turn it into beautiful creations.  Pillows, banners, table runners, tote bags, you name it, they've made it.  This was all new to me and since I currently do not have the room to store large amounts of fabric,  I bought a kit of gift bag ornaments to try it out and to s

Chanticleer Pillow

This post may contain affiliate links. How about a nice quick and easy DIY/Upcycle to start the new year?  If you have a pretty kitchen towel that you hate to use for fear of staining it (not that I ever do that!), I've got you covered! It all started with this beautiful kitchen towel that I found at Lynn's Estate Sale - the one I went to 4 times?! I absolutely love the bright colors in this towel and thought it would make a beautiful pillow. Let me show you how.... First, fold it in half. Stitch almost all all the way around it. See where my fingers are?  You need that opening to stuff your pillow. Using some Poly Fill Fiber Fill , stuff your pillow. Stitch the opening closed and just like that, you have a new pillow!  How's that for quick and easy? I decided to display it in the kitchen on my ice cream parlor stool. It makes a great conversation starter since it's from Lynn's house and  Chanticleer and the Fox is a fable from the Middle Ages, a story I used to r