Posts Tagged ‘crafty ideas’

More on-the-button Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

December 8, 2011

Okay, so you want a green holiday celebration. We Professional Resalers of applaud you! We, of course, believe in recycling, reusing, and reinventing. (And this Professional Resaler adores these little button wreathes and plans to give lots of them this year! After all, every resale shop in the country has boxes of “lost” buttons*…)

And there are so many ways to have not only a joyous and green celebration. Here’s a bundle of ideas from our friends in the UK.

* Here’s another way I’ll be using lost buttons for holiday decor. And if I had fat quarters lying around, this is what I’d make with them.

Take one ugly thrift, resale, or consignment sweater…

December 7, 2011

You know that ghastly sweater on your consignment or resale shop’s back-room charity rack? Those $1 sweaters cluttering up Read the rest of this entry »

Are ‘tweens too cool to recycle? Not with this idea!

November 30, 2011

What’s that you say? Your ‘tweens are a bit too old to make that gift wrap so beloved of grandparents, the “hand prints on paper bags” idea? They wouldn’t be caught dead doing things with tempera paint and grocery sacks? Well here’s something I (almost) guarantee a bunch of ‘tweens will enjoy: Read the rest of this entry »

Every tradition starts sometime.

November 14, 2011

The nicest thing about the holiday season isn’t the parties and the gifts or even the chance to finally dress up.xmasvintage gift cert

The real joy is in traditions. Traditions link us to personal and family history. Traditions make us look forward to a season of looking back. The best thing about traditions is that they don’t cost a lot and that anyone…yes, you, in the year 2011…. can start, uphold, or re-fresh them.

Here’s a few traditional holiday Read the rest of this entry »

Easy to do: A gift-unwrapping seat!

November 13, 2011

christmas stool1Step 1: Find a sturdy stool in a consignment, resale, or thrift shop.

Find a shape and a height you like. Don’t worry about the color. Just make sure it’s sturdy. Buy it and take it home. If you find several, buy ’em all. This is gonna be FUN!

Step 2: Make it your own.

christmasstoolPaint it. Gild it. Decoupage it. Sticker it. Feel like you don’t have enough imagination or talent? Then simply Read the rest of this entry »

More cachet, less cash: you can do it!

November 7, 2011

Make your home beautiful and warm with resale treasuresTake a look around. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Is your home all you want it to be? Will it be appealing to holidays guests and visiting kinfolk?

If you’re like most of us, the answer is….

Wellll…. Read the rest of this entry »