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Monday, June 25, 2012

Upcycling Old Clothing

 

Two of my recent craft projects have been copies of ideas I have seen repeatedly on various blogs and on pinterest. However, I did one thing slightly differently than the ideas I have seen, which is why I am sharing them here! When my projects needed fabric, I repurposed old clothes.

The first project is a jewelry display. When you search jewelry display on pinterest, many similar ideas appear, such as:


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I decided to make my own when I spray painted a 25 cent garage sale picture frame and could not get the glass back into the frame. What makes my project unique is that I decided to use an old sweater as the fabric backing of my display. This sweater even has sentimental value because Dave gave it to me as a gift. I wore it until it had holes. And now it hangs on the wall!

 IMG_7746 This is the frame with the sweater cut to size and glued in.

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The back is a bit of a mess, but it doesn’t matter!

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I used cup hooks and pushed them into the top of the frame.

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Here it is, on the wall, with necklaces!

The second project that I completed is a fabric covered bulletin board. Again, this idea is found all over pinterest:


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I decided to use thumb tacks instead of upholstery nails, and for my fabric I used a skirt that I no longer wear!

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Ta Da!

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Liz - Imageremix said...

I was just thinking of how I could reuse some old clothes the other day when we had a garage sale and certain things weren't selling at prices I liked. I thought I'd rather use the fabric of some nice dresses to make things than to sell them for peanuts. Creative idea covering these things with old clothes. Thanks for stopping at Quirky Vistas and following. I'm now following you too!
Liz