Recycle get Thrifty make it Bespoke

Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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So lately, i have been going a little crazy with the craft glue, paint and scrap bits of material. That's not mentioning dousing the flat with wood dust and surgical spirit. But its all for a good little crafty cause, in the fact ive been able to add the most bespoke, useful and fun little objects to my home to create a vintage and bespoke style of interior! Therefor i'm dedicating a little blog post to let you in on some thrifty ideas to change junk into jewels and new into old (yes that way around!).


OLD BOOKS into STORAGE
Providing your not going to read them again you can turn that old child hood or more recent book into some quirky storage by cutting a square in the middle of all the pages and gluing them down around the edges. That way you've created a secret little box you can put back on the shelf to hide your "bits and bobs" or lay on the coffee table to store your coasters!

MUGS into PLANTPOTS
Simple. Cracked your favorite mug you cant bare to throw away? Grab some waterproof glue, soil and a new house plant! Taa-dar.

JARS into DECORATION
There's 2 things that i love to do when recycling old jars. The first is to fill them with vintage buttons or seaside shells add a little ribbon and place them on a shelf. Its in instant unique twist on recycling! The other is to use them as vases but dont just leave them plain! Bows, gems, buttons, old pennies, paint, faux flowers, beads are just a few things your can add to create a one off vase!


PERFUME BOTTLES into VASES
Pretty used perfume bottle sitting on your shelf but cannot bare to throw it away? Throw away the top grab yourself some clear craft glue, a faux flower and any thing to add into the glue (glitter, beads, faux petals, food coloring, etc) - fill the bottle with the glue and anything extra place the faux flower into the bottle and wait for glue to dry and appear like water!

SHOE BOX into FEATURED STORAGE
We've all use shoe boxes at some point as storage to put back into cupboards, under the bed or behind the door. But what about showing off your storage and making it into a feature! Just by draping them in some vintage fabric, pretty wallpaper or a whole load of buttons and some glue. You can pile these pretties up in the corner of the room and make them into a bespoke little feature.

CANDLE JARS into PLANT TERRARIUMS

The best type of candle jars to use for this are the ones like what Yankee Candles sit in. Simply when you've finished the candle pour hot water into the jar to melt the wax and pour out. Add some soil and a plant of your choice and pop the lid back on! The plans will always have moisture from the condensation produced with the lid shut. And they look super cute on table tops!
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8 comments:

  1. I love jars of buttons, such a cute an inexpensive way of decorating :)

    http://missluxurylifestyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is! There are so many different things to make from them. I even like them as quirky drinking glasses x

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  2. I love the jars into decoration and the flowers in the perfume bottle is such a cute idea! love your blog, hope you will follow back?
    xoxo
    http://lucylocketinyourpocket.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thankyou, in love with the leopard print shoes on your blog x

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  3. Great post! Wouldn't ever think of these different ways of storing things!

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    1. Glad you like it! Hoping to do a few more recycling bespoke ideas for other things!

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  4. love this post, i always store stuff in jars its such a nice way to decorate a room too! really like your blog! xxx
    asensibleheart.blogspot.com

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    1. It is! There are so many different ways of storing have you tried screwing a jar lid under a shelf and having a hanging jar? xx

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