"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cute Re-Purposed Projects!

These projects were spawned off of me doing another deep purge of the clutter in our home. I’ve recently read 2 super duper books that have me on a mission. I’ll share more about those on another post.
But until then here is what I’ve been working on.
The first is a re-purposed pillow.
This cute pillow started out as two tank tops which now look like this.
IMG_1559 I think it came out really cute!  And it was SUPER easy.
One of my other projects has to do with baby clothes that I’ve been holding on to for way to long. For some reason I associate an article of clothing with a memory but I’m pretty sure I’ll still have the memory after the clothing is gone.
These are the results of my BFF and I brainstorming while looking at a bag full of baby clothes.
Here’s the first one.
It’s a plastic bag holder!
I LOVE this. And it is totally functional. The bags come out with ease.
All I did was sew up the legs and keep the middle part unbuttoned to pull the bags out.

The next one I did the exact same thing but used this one to hold my clothes pins when I hang clothes out to dry. It looks so cute hanging on the clothes line! But right now you’ll have to settle for it hanging from my arm because I forgot to take a picture of it on the line. LOL!
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So what do you think? Have you re-purposed anything lately. If so, what’d you do? I’d love to know.
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  1. Too too cute. I love the re-purposing of the baby overalls. I have some I was hanging on to & now I know why. Here come a new clothes pin bag. :) Thanks for the ideas. :)

  2. Love it! So cute! I'd love to have you link this up at my new Link Party!



  3. I love the ruffle pillow - but I really love ruffles... and pillows!

  4. Love it :0) You are awesome my friend!

    Happy Monday

  5. Very original and cute. Is a purse next?

  6. Cute ideas! Why, now you even have two midriff tops for the summer! ;-)

    I don't know that I "re-purpose" anything, but I use every last drop of what I have in order to use it all. Soap pieces, meat drippings, coffee grounds...well, not all for the same thing, but you get the idea! ;-)

  7. Wow! Love what you did. I have a warped ping-pong table. Any ideas???

  8. I love the items you created with the overalls. Wow, what a talented gal you are!!!


  9. You are rockin' the repurposin' my friend!! Everything is adorable! Good job! I thought I had got rid of all the baby clothes except for a few key items that I couldn't part with, but hubs says he discovered a few boxes in the garage - more to get rid of!

    Big I-just-barely-had-my-first-cup-of-coffee-for-the-day-so-I-got-nothin'-cute size hugs to you!! Have a fabulous day my friend! Love ya! :)

  10. You are so clever and creative! Love these!

  11. Adorable!! I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

  12. Too cute! What a great imagination..you're very creative!

  13. Excellent ideas here. One could also repurpose old pillow slip covers as well...

    Old, raggedy t-shirts make wonderful cleaning rags.

    Old denims can be used to repair new ones...


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