Upcycling

Looking for a thrifty way to craft? Then upcycling is your answer! Quickly becoming an incredibly popular form of craft making, upcycling utilises old clothing, furniture and base materials to create amazing masterpieces that not only impress, but are also one of a kind. So turn out your cupboards for old clothes and dig out those unused pieces of furniture, and start having fun with these clever upcycling ideas.

Six Fun Ways to Repurpose Vintage Handkerchiefs

Whilst focusing on all things pretty vintage, we thought we’d share with you some fun ideas on how to repurpose vintage fabric / handkerchiefs. Nothing can fill a sewer’s afternoon more creatively than sitting around with a pile of vintage handkerchiefs and thinking up ways to repurpose them! From this Handy Hanky Apron and the gorgeous Bride’s…

The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery | Sneak Peek

With our spotlight on modern vintage home decor this week, we couldn’t help but go all weak at the knees for upcoming book The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery, which contains 10 utterly gorgeous projects even the most apprehensive novice can get stuck into. Read on for a sneaky preview… Style muse and upholstery queen Vicky Grubb has…

Kitchen Cupboard Makeover | How to Upcycle

Renovating a kitchen can be hard work, and expensive too. So try a DIY kitchen cupboard makeover – skip the cost and upheaval of completely new units, and amaze with these easy to achieve looks… As our contribution to the Thrifty Jan Blog Hop, we’d love to give you some ideas of how to spruce…

Thrifty Craft Projects | January Blog Hop

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE JANUARY CRAFT MAGAZINE AND MAKE THRIFTY CRAFT PROJECTS ALONGSIDE THE BLOGGERS THEMSELVES: To download your free copy, simply add the SCC January craft magazine to your basket and use the discount code SCCFREE at checkout. Our favourite craft bloggers are trying out their favourite thrifty craft projects from this issue – follow along for…

Shabby Chic Furniture | Kitchen Cupboard Makeovers

Kirstie Allsopp’s Fill Your House For Free inspires people to cast aside their wallets and transform their homes by using free sourced and upcycled furniture. With this idea in mind we’ve found an easy way to give your kitchen a trendy shabby chic furniture makeover without the usual expense. Shabby chic furniture is rapidly increasing in…

Free Furniture | How to Make a Coffee Table

Have you seen Kirstie Allsopp’s TV show, Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free? By using a touch of creativity she transforms homes by using upcycled and free furniture and fittings. If you like the shabby chic style we’ve found a way to create an attractive coffee table from an old wooden door. This striking piece of…

How to make wedding favours

Sometimes the addition of the simplest little things can add charm and interest to your wedding venue, and your guests will really appreciate and marvel at all the effort you have gone to and your attention to detail. You don’t have to spend a fortune, and you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to produce…