Recycle Chenille Bedspreads into Pumpkins

Another basket of finished merchandise to sell at craft shows.

I made these last year, but since they sold so well, I knew I needed to make more. Last year I used orange bedspreads. I couldn’t find orange ones for this year, so I dyed white bedspreads orange. They are a little primitive and faded looking, but that hasn’t seemed to hurt their appeal.



Sew Stuffed Indian Corn

Just finished a basket of stuffed corn. These sell so well this time of year. I made mine for fall craft shows and the store where I sell my crafts locally. They are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving table, mantel, or anywhere you want to add bountiful fall decor.

I wrote the tutorial a couple of years ago. It can be found here.
How to Sew Ears of Corn

Bike Tire Rim Wreath

Sometimes my mind just goes there.


To the imaginary land of inspiring junk transformations.

This wreath, made from a bike tire rim, is one of my most favorite designs.

The tutorial can be found here.

Witch Boot Centerpiece…And More to Come!

Wow! Halloween is a little more than three weeks away! Time to get busy creating!

I love fall. The crispness in the air and the crackle of leaves underfoot mark the beginning of several months of holiday fun.

You have probably already begun creating if you make things for craft shows or gifts, but if you need a few inexpensive, restyled ideas, I’ll be pulling several out of storage in the days and weeks to come. Actually, they really aren’t in storage. I have combed through a few places where my articles and tutorials have been published online. Some may be a few years old, but they deserve to be “unpacked” and displayed once again.

I hope you find something you like. Let me know if anything needs clarification.

Witch Boot Centerpiece

This project was published last year on Thrifty Fun, just a couple of days before Halloween. Even though it only takes about two hours to complete, those few days were not enough to do this decoration justice. My kids would also say the witch was around for a lot longer than that. Dig through your closet now and make your own witchy table decoration with a pair of unused boots.

Blue Jean Halloween Treat Bag

Yep, it’s that time of year again.

A new tutorial of mine on Thrifty Fun.