Reloved Thrift Store Items

I want to share with you two quick upcycles I recently completed.

I found this wooden plant holder at a thrift store last year, it was $1.50. I’m sure you could use it for many other things. It’s going to get sprayed with Rustoleum Linen Chalk Paint.

This little office item was free at a local town-wide garage sale. I am going to use it to hold sticky note pads, I never seem to be able to find one when I need it. It’s going to get a coat of Krylon Watermelon Spray paint.

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Day 11 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2018

I am very excited about today’s craft idea as I have had this on my craft bucket list for a very long time.  Mittens made by repurposing an old sweater.  I found this very cute and colorful little girl’s sweater for $1.50 at a local thrift store. I washed it in hot water and dried it in the dryer.  I was able to make two pair of adult mittens from this sweater.

First I cut off the sleeves as I wanted the cuffs on the sleeves to be the cuff on the mittens.

Then I used a pair of mittens I already own as a template and cut around the mittens to make my pattern.

If you are wondering about the colorful mitten in the picture above, my talented, beautiful daughter made those (without a pattern) many years ago, which goes to show, handmade mittens last a very long time and they don’t go out of style.

Once the mittens pattern was cut from both sleeves, I simply sewed up the openings – a sewing machine would make this go much faster but because I used the sleeves, I was able to keep the sewing to a minimum, which was a very good thing as I ended up hand stitching them.  I think they turned out pretty darn cute.  I plan on keeping this pair for myself.

Repurposing an old sweater into cute mittens, it’s A Wandaful Thing!

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you all the Wandaful Things I’ve been up to. :)

Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018 so far:

Day 1 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 3 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 4 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 5 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 6 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 7 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 8 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 9 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Day 10 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

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Twitter @awandafulthing,  https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing

https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Monthly Challenge February 2018 -Vintage Image Greeting Card

Welcome to A Wandaful Thing and my 2nd Linkup Party of 2018.  Thanks to all who have linked up in the past. Hey, if you’re new here, welcome!  I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and hang out with me. I am so impressed by all your creativity and talent that I want to share it with the world. I’m always interested to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share but today I want to see what you have created with your vintage images.

I hope you like the cards I am going to share but first here is a card that my friend and fellow blogger made – she blogs over at Youcanalwaysstartnow.

I found the next one at Stamp With Sandy I love her use of vintage images, the car is a true classic.

                          This one was made with my Cricut machine, I love old vintage telephones.
But now the fun begins,  I can’t wait to see what you made, thanks for partying – link is at the very end of the post.
Party Guidelines
1. Content: Submit up to three posts that involve your vintage image cards or crafts, DIYs etc. No shops or direct advertising, please.
2. Reminder: No recipe links, please.
3. Link-back: I’d love it if you would include a text link back to the party in your linked post.
4. Visitation: Please visit other blog posts — after all that’s what a link-up is all about. When pinning please go to the source of the photo to pin it so the originator of the post gets the credit.
5. Hostess Love: Consider following your party hostesses’ blog and/or one or more forms of social media. I love connecting with each of my guests and will be highlighting features on all of my social media.
6. Spread the Word: Consider mentioning A Wandaful Thing Vintage Link Party on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.
7.  Giveaway: Keep in mind that from time to time I will be giving away what I make from my vintage challenge.
8. Permission: By linking up to A Wandaful thing  you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them) and you give your hostess permission to feature them on social media or a blog party with a link back to your blog. You will likewise assert that the content of the post is your own.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Monthly Vintage Challenge February 2018 -Vintage Image Greeting Cards

Thank you to all those who made comments or linked into the January Vintage Button Challenge. If you missed January’s Challenge check it out here – the link is not closed so please feel free to add your post at any time. Congrats to Allana, who won the vintage button gift tags!!!

February’s challenge will be to make any occasion greeting card using Vintage or Vintage looking images. The images can be new  or “old”, pages from books, vintage sheet music, old vintage valentine cards or free downloadable vintage images. One of my favorite’s is Graphics Fairy -if you subscribe to their newsletter you get one new free vintage image every Friday but the website has tons of free printables, be sure to go check them out.

On the last Monday in February (26th) I will do a link party where you can share your creation – Or , if you prefer you can email a picture to me and I will post it for you.

Here are a few pictures of handmade cards using Vintage images, I hope these help to get the creative ideas flowing….

There are endless ideas for greeting cards, I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

If you would like a chance to win a handmade vintage image greeting card you just need to follow me on any two of my social media accounts; for example subscribe to this blog and follow me on FaceBook, or subscribe to this blog and follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or any combination you want.  Wherever you follow be sure to leave me a comment so I know to include you in the giveaway draw.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Monthly Challenge January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons Link Party

Welcome to A Wandaful Thing and my first Vintage Party of 2018.  Thanks to all who have linked up in the past. Hey, if you’re new here, welcome!  I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and hang out with me. I am so impressed by all your creativity and talent that I want to share it with the world. I’m always interested to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share but today I want to see what you have created with your vintage buttons.

I will be giving away to one lucky follower one of the things I create with my vintage buttons. Check at the end of this post to find out how you could win my vintage button creation.

I decided to use my Cricut and my Cuttlebug to help with my first creation. I got all these buttons at an auction last year so I had fun picking through them to find the ones I wanted to use.

For my first creation and the one I will be giving away, I decided to make gift tags.  I embossed some plain card-stock with my Cricut Cuttlebug and then using just my Cricut, I cut out some tags (two sizes).  I selected some buttons and glued them on the front and then attached some cotton string to the back.  I like the way they turned out. Continue reading Monthly Challenge January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons Link Party

Monthly Challenge & Give Away January 2018 -Repurposing Vintage Buttons

As well as my lifestyle transformation challenge for 2018, I will be putting out monthly blog challenges to all my social media followers.

To be true to my brand, loving all things Vintage, Thrifted and Re-purposed, I will be incorporating the use of vintage items in my challenges.

The first challenge will be to repurpose vintage buttons. On the last Monday in January (29th) I will do a link party where you can share your creation – Or , if you prefer you can email a picture to me and I will post it for you.

Also, I will be giving away to one lucky follower what I create with my vintage buttons. Check at the end of this post to find out how you could win my vintage button creation.

Here are a few pictures to get the ideas flowing….

There are endless uses for Vintage buttons, I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

If you would like a chance to win my vintage button creation you just need to follow me on any two of my social media accounts; for example subscribe to this blog and follow me on FaceBook, or subscribe to this blog and follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or any combination you want.  Wherever you follow be sure to leave me a comment so I know to include you in the giveaway draw.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

Cat Bed from a Vintage Fruit Crate

cat bed

Back at the end of August when I did a post on “10 Questions” posed to a blogger, I mentioned the progress on my cat Mylo’s bed.

I FINALLY finished it this week and wanted to share how it was made.

I bought the vintage fruit crate at auction earlier in the year and couldn’t quite decide what to do with it.  Mylo seemed to be encouraging me to make him a cat bed so I decided I wanted to make it from all repurposed or recycled materials.

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Mylo was checking it out when I brought it home. I thought this was a sign of approval.

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I did a bit of looking on Pinterest and other fun sites to garner some inspiration. There was a lot to look at 🙂 In the end I chose something simple, easy and not really time-consuming, lol, although it seemed to take me long enough to find the time to finish this simple project. Continue reading Cat Bed from a Vintage Fruit Crate