Saturday, October 12, 2019

Embellished Flour Sack Towels

When I saw these Flour sack towels at Dollar Tree, I thought they

were good deal but needed a little something added-

One of my favorite words in crafting!


em·​bel·​lish | \ im-ˈbe-lish                          
embellished; embellishing; embellishes

1 : to make beautiful by adding details


Maybe just a fancy word for up-cycling !

I went looking through my craft supplies
You may or not know this but - I LOVE RICK-RACK!

                                                                        I had some FALL colors !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Measure across the bottom width of towel and add 1/4''each side

to tuck around to the back side of the towel.

Pin to existing hem seam.

Sew right over the hem seam.

 I used orange on the other towel.

 I didn't have any matching thread.... I am hoping white will be okay.

They need a little ironing before I give them as a hostess gift!

I hope this inspired you to embellish in a positive way-
xo Lisa S

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Easy No Sew Rug Pillows

Hi Friends,

Last week I found these thick woven cotton rugs at Dollar Tree.

I thought they would make nice pillows

They had Green, Black and Tan- I went for Tan.

There's couple different ways to make these.

You could sew two rugs together OR use one rug and a different backing.

 I'm going with the easiest way-  with a Hot Glue Gun!

You will need :

2- Rugs with fringe- approx.16" x 24"

Hot Glue Gun

Poly- Fiberfil Stuffing
I use a standard pillow from Walmart for $2.00

First I untied the knots one side of both rugs.

Right sides facing out.

Then re-tied together in a knot, front and back.

I did not need to glue the fringe sides.

Run a line of Hot Glue along the top side of pillow.

Glue along the bottom, leaving an opening and stuff.

Pinch and glue closed!

I love how they came out!

They have great texture.

Tell me what you think-

Have a great day!
xo Lisa S

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Shovels into Pumpkins

Hello October!

I thought about decorating my front porch.....but it's still in the 80's here!

Way too hot for real pumpkins-

I  took some shovels from the backyard, brought them to my side gate.

Then propped them up against some old crates and chicken nesting box.

I wanted to make them look like pumpkins but did not want to make it permanent-

so I used some colored chalk I had on hand.

I used yellow but you really can't tell by the picture.

Draw faces or write something creative- If you don't like it just wash off and start again.

I nailed the birdhouse to the top of the shovel.

That's about it for the side of the house.

Just wash off with water!

Wouldn't the kids think this was fun...I did!

xo Lisa S

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Velvet Pumpkins- The Easy NO SEW Version

Hi My Friends,


I have shared before how I make VELVET PUMPKINS from Thrift Store Prom Dresses.

Now I want to share  another version that's even easier!

To start you will need one or more of these

View Carvable Foam Pumpkins, 4.5 in.
 Hollow carve-able type Styrofoam pumpkins from Dollar Tree.

For me, these pumpkins are ready for a second time around!

They were painted before, but they still looked too much like plain Styrofoam.

So it's time for a  do- over!

I still have SO much pink velvet left over...I'm going to use that!

Remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Remove the stem. With a dull knife, poke the hole till it's the size of a nickel.

Cut your fabric to about a 20'' circle.

Put your Styrofoam Pumpkin in center of circle.

Use the knife to tuck fabric into opening.

No GLUE needed.

These pumpkins are nice and firm.

Use a glue gun to attach stem.

I like to use real ones.

Wasn't that easy?

You can make a lot of pumpkins with one dress :)

Pumpkins don't have to be orange-

Tell me the truth....You may have a Bridesmaid dress in your closet!

Or maybe you can check with your Mom.

I love sharing with you - Please leave a comment and say hello!

xo Lisa S

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pumpkins with Silverware Stems

Hi Friends,

Well, I am full swing into Fall over here


I found these creamy white pumpkins at the Dollar Tree.

These are so cute and easy to upcycle!

You can find these type of pumpkins everywhere.

 You may already have some at home that need a change.

First I pulled out the stem- saved it of course-

Tucked the cloth back into the hole with scissors.

I make a lot of different crafts with silverware.

It seems like I don't use the knives very often.

 Mr. FreshVintage cut them for me. He's the Best!

There were enough in my stash to use for pumpkin stems.

Just a little hot glue and some vintage lace!

You can see how easy it was to make.

Thank you so much for visiting!

I hope you have a blessed week-

xo Lisa S

Monday, September 2, 2019

Upcycled Vintage Wood Tray with Silverware Handles

Hi Friends!
I found this tray while Thrifting-

I liked the shape and size.
I thought I might paint the tray, but after a little sanding
I decided to just stain the tray darker.
I sanded all sides and removed the old felt pads.

The inside of the tray had scrapes and marks that were

easily removed.


My favorite stain as you may know is BRIWAX in Dark Brown.

It's so easy to use, one step and done.

These long handled Iced Tea spoons will be perfect handles for the tray.
I asked my son to smash them for me on his hydraulic press.
It's easier than pounding, but pounding with a mallet works fine too!


Tea spoons are thin and can be bent with fliers.
Then I drilled holes in the handle end and base of spoon end

 so I could attach to tray.

This is a view to show the shape of the handles.

I found the shortest wood screws we had.
Then marked where the handles will be on the side.
There was just enough room.
Make your starter holes. I used a Yankee drill.
I had to be very careful not to drill all the way through to the other side.


I have the flat portion of the spoon facing to the right on both sides.
It looks more balanced that way.
On the underside I added new felt pads for a finished look.


You can never have too many trays!
Am I right?
They are great for keeping clutter neat and tidy-
I appreciate you stopping by today.
I hope you have a wonderful week.
xo Lisa S

Embellished Flour Sack Towels

When I saw these Flour sack towels at Dollar Tree, I thought they were good deal but needed a little something added- ...