Thrifty Thursday: Salt and pepper pots

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What can you do with salt and pepper shakers? There’s only so many you can hide away in drawers and cupboards. Here’s how to upcycle them from practical workaday essentials into small objects of desire…

Thrifty Thursday: Vintage tins for spring

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Spring is most definitely in the air. And once that happens it feels like the right time to bring more colour into our lives…grab a bunch of blooms or plant up some bulbs in an old tin… the rustier the better seems to work for spring flowers…

Tutorial Tuesday: recycled pillowcase bag

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Today’s Tutorial Tuesday brings you a beginner’s essential. It’s thrifty, it’s quick, and so useful around the home. Roslyn Russell from Sew Delicious has dropped by our blog today to share her tips on making a drawstring bag from a vintage pillowcase…

Tutorial Tuesday: vintage bag makeover

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We love a bit of geek chic and this ol’ 70s vinyl handbag has got the style we love. It’s big and roomy and Sophie Appleby’s bag makeover has us dreaming up all sorts of possibilities… 

Thrifty Thursday: Vintage puzzles

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Head for the toy section of your local charity store and look at old puzzles and children’s toys in a fresh light… Don’t think of puzzles as toys with missing pieces and a limited shelf life, look at them as intriguing ways to style your home…

Thrifty Thursday: Boudoir blackboard

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On a Thrifty Thursday we love to bring you ideas to upcycle your charity shop finds. How’s this for a quickie craft fix, devised by Beth from the Home Stories A to Z blog. Take one charity shop mirror and in a few easy moves, transform… What a sweet way to leave a Valentine’s Day message too – so get your chalk at the ready. Read more to find out how you can make over a frame.

Tutorial Tuesday: a vintage book bag

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How many of you have seen the fabric book covers in issue nine? Our vintage fabric covers help to keep your books looking gorgeous when you’re on the go. Well, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels so we’ve sourced another idea for you, and we’re sure you’ll like it. This time instead of covering up your book, you use the book to make a bag. Crafty, thrifty and downright ingenious, we say. We saw this on curbly and we had to share it with you… Read more to find out how to make this vintage book bag and to link to curbly’s video tutorial below.

Here’s what you need to get started…

Thrifty Thursday: Thermos flask vases

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Thrifting and crafting come naturally to blogger Elsie Larson, and we heart her idea of using found objects to display flowers. How can you make a collection of simple blooms look even more beautiful? Trust us, vintage Thermos flasks are the way… We love this idea so much we’re going to make you click to read more for the ta-da moment…