I love upcycling things. When we get tired of looking at what we have, a lot of times there’s a temptation to go out and buy new. However, there are a lot of things that can be upcycled. The weird thing is, if we go on a scavenger hunt in our homes, we can usually find just what we need to do the trick.
I have two throws here that I was itching to do something with. The first throw is a fleece throw. I looked in my linen closet, and then I decided that I would take two wool scarves that I didn’t wear anymore, and cut squares out of the material. I cut up about thirty squares total.
I took the second throw, and decided that I wanted something to hang from both ends. I found just the right scarf for this adventure. It had strings hanging on both sides. I cut off the sections of strings on both sides, and then realized that I would need a thick needle and thread combination to handle the weight of the wool.
I had the needle here in my sewing kit, but I needed to go to the craft store for the embroidery thread. I decided to purchase the #25 embroidery thread, and created a checkers pattern on both ends of the first throw. For the second throw, I just had to sew straight across the bottom of the hem of the throw, making sure that the piece was tight enough.
For the first throw, I spent about $6.00 on embroidery thread($39 per bunch). For the second throw, I spent about $2.00 on embroidery thread. I saved money, and another thing that I was excited about is that they are originals. Let’s not forget the third bonus: sewing these wool pieces onto the throws was very therapeutic for me.
Feel free to share things that you have upcycled in your home. Be blessed!
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:24-27, KJV