4th of July Decorations Using Vintage Finds – Flashback

Happy Independence Day and welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for July! I wanted to create a fun, patriotic display using thrifted and vintage finds. I started with various sizes of vintage wooden spools that reminded me of fire crackers. I first wrapped the centers with white felt. For additional texture, I added some layers of […]

Sizzix Home Decor Ampersand Die

I am excited to share one of my new Sizzix Home Décor dies. It is a unique Ampersand die set that is more versatile than it may first appear.   The fun part of this Ampersand is that it cuts a positive and negative shape that are both great designs. For this project on the record above […]

Upcycled Vinyl Record Tiered Display – Flashback

I love thrifting at estate and garage sales because I am fascinated with finding ways of repurposing vintage treasures. I discovered that vintage records came in an interesting variety of sizes. I have one that is 16 inches across and several that are from the days when you could record your own sounds onto vinyl at home. When I found a small […]

Recycled Denim Basket

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to create something that involved recycling {instead of upcycling or repurposing} so I dug through my stash of supplies for an idea. I love reusing fabric so I found a pair of old jeans that I had saved and decided to recycle the denim. I made a lined denim […]

Vintage Jewelry 3-D Christmas Tree – Flashback

I love hunting for treasures at estate sales and garage sales. You can usually find supplies for repurposed projects at a minimum cost. Back in 2012, I had found a jewelry tree where the costume jewelry was glued to a velvet-covered board and framed. It looked sadly tacky but there were so many pieces of […]