5/8/12

Repurpose: Vintage linens ...


Dottie Angel
 has, literally, written the book on Granny Chic.  The blog is a visual feast ... it will convince you to alter your aesthetic accordingly and cover your world in vintage linens.  If nothing else, it sent me on a hunt for projects involving repurposed / upcycled vintage sheets, pillow cases, hankies etc.  I think I found some awesome last-minute Mother's Day gifts! 



The Dottie Angel "hangy-me-jigs" pictured above inspired the Ashley Anne mobile below ...  Read on for another 19 ideas...




I just came to say Hello...!  How to wrap words at A Cuppa and a Catch Up


Upcycle an old frame... care of Fresh and Fun. 


Show off embroidered vintage linens by turning them into embroidery hoop art.  


A beautiful old sheet becomes a tent ... yup. 


Be inspired by Creative Musings and turn all that vintage embroidery into custom buttons.


Vintage linen cocktail napkins care of Design Sponge 


Spruce up basic file folders with vintage fabric ... 


Cover hangers and bracelets .... Image via GrassrootElegance ...  How to at CorrieBerryPie. 


A little granny chic pendant care of Doe c Doe.  


Vintage sheets are so often wonderfully floral.  So turn them into a bouquet of flowers.  A no-sew version, or one with a little sewing.


Ah, hankies.  They're still around and... ummm... well... here's a great idea for using them for something else.


Beautiful curtains from Maggie and Sparrow


A beautiful, colorful mobile created for a feature on The Vintage Sheet blog.  Yes... such a thing exists!


Make vintage hankie burp cloths for a parent-to-be.  Yes, s/he'll use them.  


Turn vintage linens into reusable gift bags ... via Etsy.    


Wrap vintage linen strips around clothes-line "wire" and create a fabric bowl .... how to here ... image via Junie Moon.


Spring table runner from vintage linens ... DIY care of  Flamingo Toes


DIY crib bedding made from thrifted fabric, vintage napkins, old sheets and a repurposed bed skirt! You need to click through and look at the whole nursery


Finally, take all the ideas above and makeover a room for a little girl ... check out the chair recover (not pictured).   And, if you want MORE ... be sure to check out this beautiful round up of crafts using vintage hankies and scarves from Dishfunctional Designs.







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