Tag Archives: Inspiration

Reclaim: Egg Cartons

The Reclaim series is all about turning discarded old things into beautiful new things. It’s about making treasure from trash, reducing our waste and saving a little money along the way. Each episode features an everyday object and a variety of inspiring ways that object can be reclaimed.

This time, we’re playing with egg cartons!

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Have you got any other clever ideas for recycling egg cartons? If so, please share!

Katie x

PS You can find previous episodes of the reclaim series here.

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Reclaim: Plastic Bottles

The Reclaim series is all about turning discarded old things into beautiful new things. It’s about making treasure from trash, reducing our waste and saving a little money along the way. Each episode features an everyday object and a variety of inspiring ways that object can be reclaimed.

This edition features plastic bottles!

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Have you got any other clever ideas for recycling plastic bottles? If so, please share!

Katie x

PS You can find previous episodes of the reclaim series here.

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Vintage Caravan Dreams

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m kind of obsessed with vintage caravans. I have copies of Vintage Caravan Magazine and an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them. When we drive past an old caravan parked on the side of the road I always strain my neck looking for a “for sale” sign in the window, and I spend a ridiculous amount of time daydreaming about cozy little vans filled with homemade quilts and vintage knickknacks. Last year when one of my favourite bloggers, Kate, and her family travelled around Australia in their vintage caravan, I was so jealous I started spending hours at a time searching for vans online (even though we have absolutely no space to keep one!)

I’m sure one day we will have a little caravan of our own. Though, what we’ll do with it I’m not yet sure. Often I think it would be great to have one for holidaying and travelling Australia in. Sometimes I imagine setting up a little carvan shop. Other times I think I’d just like a vintage van that could sit at the bottom of the garden and be used us a tiny study/studio space… I think the smallness and coziness of caravans make them a bit like cubby houses, but for grownups. How lovely!

What do you think about vintage caravans? Do you have any secret obsessions? What do you daydream about?

Katie x

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Reclaim: Vintage Hankies

The Reclaim series is all about turning discarded old things into beautiful new things. It’s about making treasure from trash, reducing our waste and saving a little money along the way. Each episode features an everyday object and a variety of inspiring ways that object can be reclaimed.

Today, we are talking about vintage hankies!

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Have you got any other clever ideas for recycling hankies? If so, please share!

Katie x

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Reclaim: Doilies

The Reclaim series is all about turning discarded old things into beautiful new things. It’s about making treasure from trash, reducing our waste and saving a little money along the way. Each episode features an everyday object and a variety of inspiring ways that object can be reclaimed.

Today, it’s all about doilies!

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  • String doilies together to create a pretty garland/bunting.
  • Use doilies to embellish cushion covers, curtains, quilts and anything else you can think of!
  • Make a doily wreath like this one or this one.
  • Stiffen doilies (with hairspray, glue or fabric stiffener) and suspend them on strings, as festive snowflake decorations
  • Make a doily table runner.
  • Use doilies in gift wrapping and card making. They look especially beautiful decorating packages wrapped in plain brown paper.
  • Create a doily lamp or doily lanterns.
  • Add a chain and use a doily as the centrepiece for a vintage inspired necklace.
  • Turn doilies into dreamcatchers.
  • Sew a doily to plain top to make it a little bit special or restyle a comfy sweatshirt.
  • Use doilies as stencils for DIY home decor.
  • Frame doilies or sew them to embroidery hoops, to create simple and lovely wall hangings.
  • Bake doily cookies.

Have you got any other clever ideas for recycling doilies? If so, please share!

Katie x

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