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Upcycled Bandana DIY Drawstring Bag

Oh happy day! It’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! That means is the last Tuesday of the month (gasp…already?!?). Sigh…well time flies when you’re having fun…er…in lockdown. haha. I found a slew of these brand new bandanas at the thrift store and am geared to make upcycled bandana drawstring bags, plus a fun extra project too.

Thrifted Bandana's Before Upcycled to Drawstring Bag | prodigalpieces.com

For real tho, I’ve had these in my stash for a few years, yes, YEARS. I bought them when my 3rd daughter was little and had the intention to make play skirts and dresses for her. I blinked and now my

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DIY Insulated Picnic Basket with Napkins

In life there are things that we can find ourselves drawn to and we have no idea why. haha. Am I right? Well, in this case I think I know why and I know how it started. Let me begin by showing you how I’m going to turn this thrifted goodie into a DIY insulated picnic basket. {{ooh…aaah…ooooo}}

Thrifted Basket Before Picnic Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You would have bought it too, right? I mean it’s a basket and no one passes up baskets – at least any one sane, that is. ahem. I can honestly say that I came by my fetish thru my

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Upcycled Denim Pocket Purse

Hey friends! Today is Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time where the last Tuesday of each month I share a fun way to upcycle, reuse, repurpose items into fashion, home decor and more. Today, I’m all about those old jeans and giving them a new life with upcycle denim pocket purses.

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These are a pair of my husband’s old jeans with holes in the seat. Don’t ask me how those got there? ahem. However, instead of chucking them into the trash, there is a whole lotta fabric that still has perfect upcycling purpose.

Worn Jeans Before Upcycled Denim Purse Project by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I could give you limitless options how to use it all, I’m going to only focus on utilizing those pockets today.

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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

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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

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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?

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Upcycled Remote Control Holder

Who’s in the mood for mini makeover that packs a punch? ME! I’m all about creative storage in my home. Not surprising, I love taking outcast items and giving them new life. Today, this vintage sewing box is going to become an upcycled remote control holder with style. Hang with me now.

Vintage Sewing Box Before | prodigalpieces.com

Just for reference that you don’t think I’m off my rocker (I’ve already established I’m on my rocker back in this post…tee hee), here are some fun past projects for reference:

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I’m assuming your house is much like mine with different appliances and electronics that require a remote. Corralling them can be quite the hassle, especially when

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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 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 finallyΒ 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

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How to Fix Bleached Spots on Fabric

I’m a silver lining kinda gal that likes to see the good amidst the negative. It’s no joking matter when something you truly adore gets damaged…like your favorite bibs. sniff. I won’t say I shed a tear, but I was definitely feeling low that I ruined this pair with bleach. Has that ever happened to you? Today, I’m sharing how to fix bleached spots on fabric with a little ingenuity.

Bleached Bib Dress and How to Fix It | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #fashion #howto #clothing

Here’s the backstory to my drama. I found two pairs of bib dresses at the thrift store made by Eddie Bauer. They were in like-new condition and made of some of my favorite textiles: one in linen, and this green one is