How to Turn a Wool Sweater into a Pan Handle Cover

How to make an upcycled wool cast iron pan handle cover

Whether you use cast iron or stainless steel pots and pans in the kitchen, a durable pan handle cover is a must have! This tutorial will show you how to make an upcycled wool sweater pan handle cover in five simple steps. There's a free pattern to download that I made by tracing our cast iron pan handle. If you don't use cast iron, you can simply trace your pan handle and … [Read more...]

DIY Mason Jar Soap and Lotion Dispenser

How to make a Mason Jar Soap or Lotion Dispenser

Today we're going to show you how to make a mason jar soap and lotion dispenser. This quick and easy project is something you can easily make at home to spruce up your bathroom or kitchen decor.  I love the look of a mason jar soap dispenser sitting next to my bathroom and kitchen sinks. They have so much more charm than a plastic disposable dispenser! Plus these dispensers are … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Tshirt Baby and Toddler Pants Tutorial

Making a pair of upcycled pants for your baby or toddler is an easy and fun DIY project! Even a beginning sewer can do this craft project in less than an hour. The best part? These pants cost little to nothing to make since they're made from a tshirt. Plus you can customize them to be any color you want and add appliques and details to make them the cutest pair of upcycled … [Read more...]

Easy Natural Lip Balm Recipe

Today I am going to share my easy natural lip balm recipe. This DIY project will have you making your own all natural lip balm in just a few minutes. This recipe is a lip balm moisturizer that works wonders on my lips during our cold Montana winters. And the best part? It can be made with three simple ingredients in five easy steps.A long time lip balm addict, it wasn't until … [Read more...]

Our Top Five Most Popular Blog Posts of the Last Year

Now that Christmas is over and we're quickly headed towards the start of a new year, many of us find ourselves looking back over the last year as we plan and dream for the new year. Maybe in the new year you want to try living more simply, work on more DIY projects or even start dabbling in wildcrafting. To inspire you with some fun ideas, here are our top five blog posts from … [Read more...]

How to Repurpose Holiday Cards into Gift Tags

Want to learn how to make fun, eco-friendly gift tags? Reusing and repurposing holiday cards into gift tags is such an easy, no cost project I can't believe I didn't think of doing this until this year! It is that time again for our monthly contributor post over at Kanelstrand blog so to find out how to make gift tags out of holiday cards click here.What other ways have you … [Read more...]

Upcycling Sewing Challenge: Meet Punk Rock Petunia

I'm not sure if it was because I spent a little too much time on the Punk Domestics website earlier in the day or I was going back to my roots of being the lead singer in an all girl punk rock band as a teenager, but out of a pile of "trash" I created Punk Rock Petunia. When I signed up for my first Upcycling Challenge through Upcycled Stuff earlier this month, I had no idea … [Read more...]

DIY Blown-out Carhartt Button Waistband Repair

My husband is part owner of a solar business so is constantly up and down ladders, roofs, crawl spaces, and attics. Needless to say he is hard on his clothes so he is primarily a Carhartt guy and Carhartts are expensive. So a few weeks ago when he told me he blew out the metal grommet button on the front of his Carhartt shorts that still had a lot of life left in them, I … [Read more...]