Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Tutorials

Click on the pictures to see the complete tutorials (created by me or awesome guests!). 

Everything we make involves repurposing, upcycling, making over and refabbing. Most recent project at the top:


Turn fallen branches into a fabulous jewelry organizer. 


Upcycle book pages with just a little whimsy. 


Use old book pages to make custom treat bags for your love.


Make a custom gift bag from old book pages.


Turn two badly fitting tops into one that works!


Turn a special cork into a fab fridge magnet. 


Give a tired old souvenir clock a new lease on life.


Repair, mend, resize and refashion - it's worth it. 


What to do when your kid outgrows her sweat pants? Keep the puppy warm!



Refashion two trashed tops into one new one!



Use pallet wood and vintage hangers to make a coat rack



Zero-waste deodorant that actually works



Turn a pile of t-shirts into dresses


Some of the many things to make with books bound for the landfill


Plastic packaging light fixture



A list of tutorials for ALL the projects mentioned or pictured


Make a clock using an old book


Use vintage sheeting to make a bed cover



With very little work, a pallet makes a great craft organizer



A simple refab of beautiful old chairs



Made with an old belt, branches and plastic bottles



And old drawer front becomes a shelf



Vintage hangers are a great way to hang art



Bookish vase - one of my favorite things!




Vintage sheets make one-of-a-kind shower curtains



Plastic lids become a mobile



Upcycle a small plastic bottle with paint and wire and give a mason jar a new life.


Simple tree ornaments using twigs, wire and copper beads.


Fold your own hanging book sculpture or ornament


DIY lighting using toilet roll tubes and gift packaging 


DIY a Dreamcatcher clock using upcycled and found materials


DIY lampshade using packaging 


Makeover old (or thrifted) frames with silver leaf


Full dresser makeover including how to use an old purse strap for drawer pulls


Vintage mirror repair and repaint 


Turn an old plant stand into a new bookshelf


Turn an old reference book into a vase/planter/flower pot


Geometric fun with soda cans 


Honeycomb-inspired jewelry from aluminum cans



Make four statement pieces from a couple of aluminum cans




Use old book pages to make gift bows that work all year round!



Turn a little book into a little clutch purse



Make your own vinyl clocks


My old shirt + her too-short onesie = new toddler dress


New long-sleeved t-shirt from summer clothes



A single drinking straw = a new pair of earrings! 



Three pages or sheets of paper, a little jewelry wire and some patience = paper bottle centerpiece



A beer bottle and a catalog page = simple centerpiece



Old gift cards into jewelry



Negative necklace



Negative earrings



12-step dresser refab!



Reusable shopping bag smock/apron



Old long-sleeved onesie = new short-sleeved swing top



Anthro-morphed earrings



Make a steampunk-inspired pendant



Book-page bird mobile



Postage stamp earrings



Guitar string flowers



Book paper beads



Button storage / art



Book folding / book art



DIY holiday/christmas crackers



Upcycling onesies with applique



Turn an old kid's book into wall decor