Category Archives: Thrift & Recycle

Thrifting means buying second hand (used, discarded, vintage) items at flea markets or thrift shops. Use your creativity and look for cheap finds, loppisfynd, flea markets and fun re-useable items the recycle the materials or things, whole or in part, and make new things. I love:

Giving things another chance

I love thrifting, and finding second hand things that needs a bit of love…

Thrifting in Sweden

Today let’s visit a Swedish Thrift Shop together, and take a look at what can be found on the shelves. I find vintage things beautiful, and full of inspiration. Sometimes they’re not that old, but still, they’re here on the … Continue reading

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Painting a pair of Shoes

On my list of things to try in my Crafty Lifetime, painting shoes is one item that I can now check off! I have altered a pair of fake leather shoes and painted them using acrylic paint (first white, then … Continue reading

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DIY Spray Paint Crazy

I love DIY Spray Paint projects a lot, mostly because it is so much fun to personalize things with color. It’s my favorite repurposing thing to do with thrift finds! Plus it’s the quickest way to totally transform the look … Continue reading

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Repurposing an Old Embroidery

I am working on a funEaster Project right now. I started it a bit late but I wanted to share it with you because it is so vibrant and eastery! This project is all about repurposing an Old Embroidery that … Continue reading

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Collecting Christmas Papers

Right now my desk is filled with paper projects. It’s the end of the year feelings, where I go through boxes of stuff and decide on what I want to work on, finish, or leave behind. It’s a way of … Continue reading

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Painting on Vintage Postcards

This summer I bought a whole pile of vintage postcards (not ever sent though) with motifs from around Sweden. You know the kind, postcards of buildings that might be bought as souvenirs but always are so darn boring to get … Continue reading

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Vintage Shooting Target Papers

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown A good flea market find always makes me happy. If it’s a paper find, like a roll of vintage wall paper with a … Continue reading

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Video tutorial: How to create a Ring Binder

A small, personal ring binder is the perfect storage for postcards and mail art. I so love mine, made from vintage Reader’s Digest books. The covers are all different, totally adorable, green patterns. Love! Today I found the video files … Continue reading

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Recycled Wool Owl & Long Lists

What is not started will never get finished. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Do you have a list of things that you really really want to create, paint and craft? I do. My list is veeeery long, and always growing (this … Continue reading

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Summer Crush | The Flea Market

I love everything about the summer in general. And every summer about this time when it comes to visiting flea markets, or loppis as we say in Swedish, I feel a flea market crush coming on…. I love a good … Continue reading

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