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4 Ways To Make DIY Cookie Cutters: Tin Can, Cardboard & Wood

Did you know that you can make you own cookie cutters at home for almost free? 4 ways how to make DIY cookie cutters from a tin can, cardboard, sheet metal or wood.

4 Ways To Make DIY Cookie Cutters - Tin Can, Sheet Metal, Cardboard & Wood

Maybe you need a special cookie cutter that you can’t buy. Or you just don’t want to spend money on something that you can make at home for almost free. So make your own DIY cookie cutters at home! Continue reading 4 Ways To Make DIY Cookie Cutters: Tin Can, Cardboard & Wood

How To Make Tin Star Ornaments From Tin Cans

A simple tin can upcycle idea: Turn tin cans into beautiful tin star ornaments.

How To Make Tin Star Ornaments From Tin Cans

When you buy your next tin can, these metal Christmas ornaments come free with it! Making tin stars is an easy tin can craft project that is completely free. And these metal Christmas tree ornaments are actually easier and faster to make than you’d probably think. However, you have to be careful when cutting out the tin stars because tin cans are really sharp! Continue reading How To Make Tin Star Ornaments From Tin Cans

How To Make Tin Tinsel From A Tin Can

Turn trash into treasure! Make tin tinsel icicles out of a tin can!

Old-Fashioned Twisted Metal Icicles From A Tin Can

If you’re wondering what you can make with tin cans, you’ve come to the right place! Empty tin cans are perfect to make DIY metal Christmas ornaments.

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I love upcycling! Here I recycled tin cans into old-fashioned tinsel ornaments. And I love how these metal icicles turned out: They look stunning as vintage Christmas tree decorations! The tinsel icicles hang on strings so that they twist in the air and reflect the light. And what’s best, this tin can craft takes just a couple of minutes to make! Continue reading How To Make Tin Tinsel From A Tin Can

DIY Felt Pine Cones

These DIY felt pine cones are made without glue! All you need for the DIY felt pine cones is felt and a piece of thread.

DIY Felt Pine Cones

DIY felt pine cones are a fun and easy last-minute Christmas craft! While felt pine cones are often made with glue and a foam core, these DIY felt pine cones are eco-friendly made without glue! But they are just as easy – or even easier – to make than glued pine cones. Additionally, these felt pine cones are even all-natural Christmas ornaments if you use wool felt like I did. You could even compost them after Christmas time but they are much too pretty for that! 😀 Continue reading DIY Felt Pine Cones

Modern 18th Century Recycled Denim Stays – History Bounding

Modern 18th Century Recycled Denim Stays - History Bounding

I like to reuse old clothes: One old piece of clothing less in the landfill and a new beautiful denim corset top instead! Double yay! 😀 For these modern 18th century-inspired recycled denim stays I used one of my old jeans. Denim is a strong twill-weave fabric suitable as corset fabric. Because it’s a two-layer corset, it’s already so stiff that I didn’t even had to add boning. Continue reading Modern 18th Century Recycled Denim Stays – History Bounding

DIY Natural Wool Bone Dog Toy

DIY Natural Wool Bone Dog Toy

This DIY natural wool bone dog toy is a non-toxic, eco-friendly and durable toy for your best friend. It is absolutely safe for your dog because it is made from 100% natural (undyed) wool fabric! Your dog will love the toy because it smells of sheep. 😉

But this DIY knotted rope bone toy is not only durable and free from toxic chemicals, it is also so fast to make: Just cut wool fabric into long strips, knot them together and that’s all! You can even leave the raw edges unfinished because broadcloth fabric doesn’t fray. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to make this natural wool bone toy! So make one, or two … or even three of these toys for your playful doggo! Continue reading DIY Natural Wool Bone Dog Toy

18th Century Linen Stays

18th Century Linen Stays

These 18th century linen stays were an impromptu sewing project! After seeing modern versions of 18th century stays worn as top on instagram, and since I had linen fabric scraps in my stash, I spontaneously decided to make 18th century linen stays!

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So on the same day I searched for antique 18th century stays for inspiration. And I made the pattern in the night! 😀 This is one of my quickest historical sewing projects so far: Usually the research takes much longer. But the 18th century isn’t my favorite historical era, so I don’t mind if these stays aren’t 100% historically accurate! 😉 Continue reading 18th Century Linen Stays

Men’s Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

This refashioned Edwardian blouse is totally wearable today: With Edwardian underwear it’s an Edwardian shirtwaist but without it’s just a cotton summer blouse!

Men's Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

This is my third men’s shirt refashion but this time I didn’t turn it into a top or blouse. I made an Edwardian shirtwaist instead! In the Edwardian era, blouses were usually called shirtwaists. The shirtwaist costume – cotton blouse plus wool skirt – was a favorite costume of the Edwardian summer girl and the Edwardian business woman. Shirtwaist were worn for work, for sports, in summer and winter! Continue reading Men’s Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion