Category Archives: New Life for T-Shirts

T-SHIRT AND DENIM PILLOW

Another of my gifts this past Christmas was designed around an old t-shirt and a pair of discarded jeans. My son happens to like cars. He is always aware of them as he is traveling down the road, and he … Continue reading

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MORE MILK JUG GIFT BOX OPTIONS

I know that it may seem somewhat behind hand to blog about gift packaging after Christmas is over, but I promised that I would show you what I had been doing during December that I was too busy to blog … Continue reading

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FREE MOUTH PUPPETS

Puppets are not the first thing that most people think of when they are considering back-to-school supplies, but they can be very useful educational tools. In addition to helping children learn the basics of reading and writing, they can be … Continue reading

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HAND DYED T-SHIRT FLOWER ACCESSORIES

Accessories are some of the easiest things to make from all the containers, bags, lids, plastic rings, and cast-off clothing so abundant in our society. The Internet (my blog included) is full of ideas for making jewelery, belts, scarves, purses, … Continue reading

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UP-CYCLED PLAY SOCK DOUGHNUTS

Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a tutorial for making play doughnuts for children from socks. The individual who had made them had bought new socks since she was making them as a gift for a child in her … Continue reading

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UP-CYCLED WATER BOTTLE HOLDER – DESIGN 3 (WITH NO-SEW VBS MODIFICATIONS)

For me, finding a free way to do something is normally a matter of looking around to see what I have on hand that might be pressed into service. In this case, my first two attempts to make an inexpensive … Continue reading

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FREE PET BED

I have chosen to write on a “pet project” of mine—a pet bed! When finances get tight, I know we often have to make hard choices concerning the animals we love and have included in our family circles. Though expensive … Continue reading

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