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A Wine Bottle Gets a New Life

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That's right, my friends.  Don't toss your old wine bottles until you see this transformation.  You may remember the Wine Bottle Torches  (that are perfect for your outdoor space) that I made last summer and my use of the rest as a vase.  That part needed an improvement, so let me show you what I did.   Welcome to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Donna from Modern on Monticello  this month.   If you just came from Sara @ Birdz of a Feather ,   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 for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. Now, back to my wine bottle.   A 1.5 liter wine bottle.   The large one that you share with friends!   Once you drink the wine, rinse it out, and remove the label, it's time to cut the bottle.   This bottle cutter does a great job, but to be perfectly honest, bottle cutters do not actually cut the bottle.  They etch the glass so it

Welcoming Spring With a Flower Plaque

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 One week ago today, we were buried under almost 2 feet of snow.  I'm happy to report that it has all melted and the temperatures were in the 50's today.  To celebrate Spring conquering Winter, I made this sweet little plaque. This was an easy project created with items I had on-hand in about an hour.  I started with these wood planks from the dollar store: Since it would be hung, I drilled 2 holes at the top of one of the planks. Then 2 coats of white craft paint were applied.  A piece of scrapbook paper was glued on. Some fancy ribbon was glued to the top. Another ribbon was added to the bottom And a sparkly flower was added to the center. For hanging, a piece of Baker's Twine was threaded through the drilled holes. A little tip for threading twine through small holes:  dab a little glue on the end of the twine and roll it with your fingers first.  Works like a charm! The little plaque was done and ready for hanging! Now we wait for the real flowers to appear...any day no

Vintage Dresser Scarves Refashioned as Pillow Covers

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  I've had these beautiful dresser scarves sitting in a box for far too long.  They were made by my husband's great aunt and it was time to showcase them.  Since I don't use dresser scarves, I decided to make them into pillow covers. 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. What you'll need: dresser scarves matching fabric lace trim pillow inserts   I used 16". scissors, pins, thread, sewing machine This post may contain affiliate links. The first order of business was to give them a good washing. From laying around for many years, they were yellowed and one had a tiny stain on it. I hand-washed them using our regular laundry detergent and lukewarm water.  One came out beautiful.  The other still has the stain and a shadow of tha

A Bowl Full of Bunnies

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 Nothing says Easter and Springtime like a bowl full of bunnies!  This little project began when I saw this free pattern on Pinterest.   Now, I have to be honest.  This was not the first bunny I made.  It was the last and it was an extra.  Why?  Because I forgot to take any pictures while I made the others.   Before this one, there was a light blue bunny that was going to be the tutorial and yes, you guessed it, I forgot to take any pictures again.   Old age?   Menopause brain?   You pick! Welcome to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Sara from  Birdz of a Feather  this month.   If you just came from Terrie @ Decorate With Tip and More ,   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 for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. This post may contain affiliate links. Moving on.  After cutting the bunny out of wool-blend felt  I used my 1/8" hole punch to create an eye. I