I turn a lot of items that most people would consider trash into treasures. Bed springs are my favorite restyling craft supply. I love coming up with holiday decor that can be showcased on top of the springs. This reindeer decoration not only recycles a bed spring, but a chenille bedspread and baling wire as well. Whip up a few of these fellas to give as gifts or to sell at your next Christmas craft show.
Sew a jolly Santa star pillow for the holidays using vintage bedspreads. The points of the star naturally form the hat, arms and legs of Santa, while the red and white bedspread fabrics create his clothes. This pillow will be an attention-getter in your home, and a lovely gift for family and friends. I’ll be making several for Christmas craft shows I’m participating in.
Vintage linens offer an unexpected fabric for new sewing projects. I especially love chenille bedspreads. I use them quite a bit in my craft designs, but I am often left with small scraps that I just can’t bring myself to toss. This primitive candy cane bowl filler is the perfect solution for putting those scraps to good use. Made with primitively appliqued stripes and exposed seams, this bowl filler works up very quickly.
As a crafter there are many supplies and products I need to achieve the desired results. Manufacturers are only too happy to sell me the products I need…, but wait! These things can get quite expensive. Save money and make your own craft paint and decoupage mediums.