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Feed Sack Tote Bag ~ reduce, reuse, REFASHION

Oh happy dance over here! I’m super excited to be back at my sewing machine again for my reduce, reuse, REFASHION fun I share this time each month. What’s that, you say? I am aiming to encourage you to reduce waste, reuse what you have on hand, and refashion it into something for yourself, your home, or for others. Today these hand-me-down bits of cloth are going to become a feed sack tote bag.

Cut Feed Sack Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Let me just say I have the most awesome friends not only nearby, but online too. When I have readers who think of me and send me goodies, it truly touches my heart.  A fellow blogger named Lucy was in the middle of moving and couldn’t take all of her Read more

Upcycled Sock Dolls & Animals ~ REFASHION fun

It’s that time again! I get so excited when I start to brainstorm about my Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION project for each month. If you didn’t know, that last Tuesday of each month is where I share a way to recreate your existing or found items into fashion, home decor and more. Today, I’m finally getting around to my vision for these brand new socks I found at the thrift store. I’m gaming to create some whimsical upcycled sock dolls and animals. woot!

Thrifted Socks Before Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION fun by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Now, I have to ask…would you have grabbed these? I debated on trying them on to show you just how HUGE these socks are. They are definitely Read more

Upcycled Leather Pot Holder from Purse

It’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time today! Every last Tuesday of the month I share a new project making use of something we have in our home in a different way. Today, I’m taking an old leather purse and turning it into an upcycled leather pot holder. Check it out…

Thrifted Leather Purse Before Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This is a purse I picked up at the thrift store. Yes, I scour the purse section for real leather so I can cut it up. haha. Doesn’t everyone? In the past, I’ve made headbands for my girls, toys, craft parts, and more from cast-off purses.

DIY Leather Headband from Upcycled Leather Purse by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Not only purses, but you can use backpacks, leather coats, and even leather couches. Seriously, you find Read more

Apothecary Cubby gets “Antiqued” Farmhouse Style

You’ve been hunting and searching for some kinda antique item that is ever alluding you. My solution? Make one of your own. haha. Yes, it won’t exactly be the same and I’m stubborn enough to hunt one down in most instances. However, you can create the same effect, save money & time, plus gain some DIY skillz. This little apothecary cubby is a like-new item from a big box store. But…wait until you see what it can look like by creating a story.

Thrifted Drawer Cubby Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I actually found this at the thrift store, and if you know me I’m a sucker for all things drawers – especially small, cute ones, like these. tee hee. If you’ve ever priced an item like this at a flea market or antique store, you know they are Read more

DIY Wool Dryer Balls from Upcycled Sweater

Yippee!! It’s the last Tuesday of the month which means it’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! This is so fun for me because it’s a great way, for me to get into my other creative zone and (hopefully) inspire you. Today, I’m taking this thrifted wool sweater and creating DIY Wool Dryer Balls. (giveaway alert!)

Wool Sweater Before Upcycle into Dryer Balls | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

At this point, you are probably scratching your head wondering, “What in the world is a dryer ball?” Well, lemme tell you that you will be so glad to learn something new today. Why? Read more

Vintage Apothecary Cabinet with Typography

It isn’t every time that I make a good score at the thrift store. It’s kinda like a desert with random oases. Do you know what I mean? What makes it even more funny is that everyone there is like they’re in a gold mine protecting their cart of loot and ready to fight for it. geesh! In my latest run, I snagged this little painted cutie. Today, I’m going to take it up a notch and turn it into a vintage apothecary cabinet.

Medicine Cabinet Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I wasn’t kidding about the folks in a thrift store. I’ve seen some fight after one took something out of another one’s cart. Imagine my eyeballs popping out with mouth hanging open like…what??? haha. Funny, but not funny. Anyhoo, I just smile and carry on with my business making short-talk with a smile to anyone I encounter. I’m a fun gal like that. Read more

DIY Christmas Swag & Planters from Foraged Greens

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” Now that I have that stuck in your head, let’s talk about our Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time. The last Tuesday of each month I take you on a journey with the intent to inspire. Today, I’m getting the holiday spirit rolling with a DIY Christmas swag and planters (1) created on a budget (2) super easy (3) and perfect for the entire winter season. (not just Christmas)

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces in her Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series upcycling a flannel shirt for Christmas Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

In order to do that, I’m making use of this super cozy, yet worn out flannel shirt. Don’t you just love a worn flannel? mmm…so soft.

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Upcycled Christmas Sleigh from Trash Finds

Do you like to take on challenges that get you thinking outside your norm? I do!! That’s half the fun of being a DIY blogger or just an everyday mom. I mean, don’t all mom’s step outside their “box” for their kids? You know it. tsk. I am super excited to share an upcycled Christmas sleigh made from these misfit items below.

Salvaged Parts Before Use to Create Upcycled Christmas Sleigh by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You may be scratching your head at what that is up there, but there’s a backstory to it all. First, the piece of siding was found over a year ago curbside along with the underbed drawers I turned into a farmhouse workbench – one of my favorite builds (see HERE). I have more sweet Read more

Vintage Folding Chairs with Grain Sack Stencil

It often seems that when I find one good thing, I find multiples. And…just like a good junker, I can’t just take one. Nope, I gotta have ’em all. haha. You can understand this makes perfect sense when it comes to the vintage folding chairs, right? I mean, they’re meant to stay together as a family. {{just go with it and affirm. wink, wink}} (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Folding Chairs Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First, I’d like to brush you up on your vintage folding chairs background (as if you had one). These beauties are made by Louis Rastetter & Sons of the The Solid Kumfort company. Also, it’s crazy that they can date as far back as 1900.

Louis Rastetter & Sons Solid Kumfort Folding Chairs Label | prodigalpieces.com

I believe my set to be around the 1920-30’s based on the harp and design. In addition, they have that Read more

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