Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste. G.K. Chesterton It’s been a long time since I shared anything here that I thrifted or bought second hand, right? Too long if you ask me. Thrifting is a big part of being a creative to me. I’ve kept buying stuff […]
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Category: Thrift & Recycle
To thrift means buying second hand (used, discarded, vintage) items at flea markets or thrift shops. To Recycle is to take care of Earths limited resources. Use your creativity and look for cheap finds and fun re-usable items to use in your own Creative Adventures!
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 shelves waiting for a new home… So tempting, so very tempting. When I started this […]
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 two coats of pink). It was super easy to do, although not too durable I’m […]
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 of something, which is always fun. These days you can find so many different hues […]
I am working on a fun Easter 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 someone else made – one that I found on a table of second hand free […]
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 clearing the plate for new ideas coming January I guess. In the process, I’ve found […]
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 in the mail… No colors, no life, no humor – but these had something else […]
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 pretty pattern, or a pile of old letters, I’m even happier. That’s because paper finds […]
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 of when my dad helped me put this project together. So I edited it, added […]
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 is just one part). I guess that this is why it sometimes takes me years […]
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 loppis and would love to spread the Loppis Love by inviting you to visit one […]
I love dye that you just poor into water and use as it is. This is “Flamenco Pink” my favorite after “Golfish orange”. Yum! Related PostsExperiments with acrylic paint | smooch, rub, lift Candle holders with buttons Creative Nudge: Mix some Gray!