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Upcycled Bathroom Organizers from Baby Food Jars

Upcycled Bathroom Organizers from Baby Food Jars

There comes a point in every baby’s life where they eat a LOT of baby food. And there’s something about baby food jars that makes them hard to throw away. They’re a great size for so many things. So when I had some baby food jars hanging around I went looking for a good way […] Read more…

This tutorial for an anthropologie-inspired t-shirt refashion is so fun

Twenty-Five Minute T-shirt Refashion

If you’ve got 25 minutes and a too-big tee, you’re going to love this Anthropologie inspired t-shirt refashion. Several years ago my sister came to visit with an amazing t-shirt on. She had found it at Anthropologie and couldn’t believe how lovely it was. I loved it enough to ask her if I could inspect […] Read more…

12 Amazing Book Crafts to Try

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. For those of you who love the written word and want it to be part of your aesthetic too, this post is for you. Pick up a new (old) book at the thrift store and get to work on one (or more) of these amazing book crafts. I know some of […] Read more…

Starburst Mirror from an upcycled Lamp Shade | Mabey She Made It | #upcycle #repurpose #lampshade #starburstmirror

DIY Sunburst Mirror: Lamp Shade Upcycle

  What do you do when a lamp shade with a story finally hits the dust? You transform it, of course, into a DIY Sunburst mirror.   Chad served an LDS mission to South Africa when he was younger, and he was able to bring back some amazing pieces including a lamp. Years later, we pulled this […] Read more…

Such a sweet classic dress made from an upcycled sheet and curtain.

Norah Dress Upcycle (from a Sheet)

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and InStyle® and All You® but all my opinions are my own. #PMedia #NewYearMeTime  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV If you’re a mom, you probably know that “Me Time” is really hard to find sometimes. With three young girlies, it feels like I never […] Read more…

Gathered Back T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #upcycle #womensfashion #fashion

Gathered Back T-shirt Refashion

I’m over at Create.Craft.Love today for another sewing post–this time it’s a Thanksgiving table runner! Every Thanksgiving feast needs one, right? And this table runner will be one you want to use year after year. And I’m also sharing the post I shared at Create. Craft. Love. last month today. It’s fun to bring them […] Read more…

Halloween Treat Jar | Mabey She Made It | #halloween #halloweendecor #decor #masonjar #candycorn

Halloween DIY Treat Jar

A couple of weeks ago I guest posted over at See Vanessa Craft and today I get to bring home another fun Halloween idea. This DIY treat jar is quick to make, uses things you probably already have around the house (except maybe the knob), and could be easily adapted to any time of the […] Read more…

Pinstripe Dress | Mabey She Made It | #upcycle #sewingforkids #sewing #pr&p

Refashioned Pinstripe Dress

So last week was a sew-along for Project Run & Play, and I really wanted to participate. The theme was creating something out of upcycled pieces or hand-me-downs. I’d had this idea for days, but other obligations won out and I was down to the last minute. And while I technically did get the refashioned […] Read more…

13 DIY Projects to Try | Mabey She Made It | #DIY #crafts #papercrafting #furniture #pumpkin #stencil #towels

13 DIY Projects to Try Yourself

Sometimes you just find a  collection of projects that you really love. They may not have any rhyme or reason and they may not fall into any particular category but you love each of them for various reasons. Today’s projects are just that for me. They’re beautiful, fun, inspiring, and varied. I hope you like […] Read more…

Nautical Navy T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #tshirtrefashion #fashion #sewing

Nautical Navy T-shirt Refashion

Are you ready for another t-shirt refashion? I do these regularly when I get tired of what’s in my drawers. I have a stash of too-big shirts that I go “shopping” in and then I start playing around. Most of them came from a clearance sale I went to a couple of years ago and […] Read more…

Low-rise Jeans to Denim Skirt | Mabey She Made It | #sewing #refashion #jeanskirt

Low-rise Pants to Skirt Refashion

   Everyone has a denim skirt it seems, so when I finally had had it with a particular pair of jeans, I knew I needed to make myself one. They looked good on me, but the rise was just too low for me to be comfortable in. You know–the bend over and show the world more than […] Read more…

This gorgeous dining table was made from reclaimed mahogany and a custom steel base. The thrifted chairs were refinished and together the set is stunning. See more here.

Mahogany and Steel Dining Table and Chairs

It’s funny how special something becomes when you put a lot of work into it, isn’t it? This dining table and chairs is no exception. Each part has a story and a reason. The wood for the table top is reclaimed mahogany from a historic building in Salt Lake City a few years ago. My […] Read more…

Make a Maxi Skirt from a Sheet | Mabey She Made It #upcycle #sewing #repurpose #maxiskirt #sheet

Make a Maxi Skirt from a Bed Sheet

I love it when I see something really inspiring, and everything comes together. A while ago, I came across a post by Mimi G. for a maxi skirt with a sash and I loved it. So I set out to find a pattern similar in shape to the one she created. What I came up with was […] Read more…

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