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8 Re-Purposed DIY Gifts

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8 Re-Purposed DIY Gifts

I am secretly crafty. I spend my days and nights coaching and writing about how to change your life but every now and then, I press pause on all of that (and my household chores too)… for a play date with myself. I spread out on the living room floor, pull up the Netflix instant view menu, and settle in. Those weekends restore my sanity, feed my inner artist, and produce lots of marvelous treasures that I can give as gifts during the holidays.

During a recent trip to the Goodwill, I couldn’t help but notice this tired, old decoration and wonder if it might have another chance at life. It was grimy to say the least, complete with lots of hot glue from whatever no-longer-festive-faux-greenery used to be attached. It all cleaned up quite nicely and the simplicity of this thin gold and cream ribbon seemed like the perfect touch. I call these Re-purposed Peace.

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Christy Diane Farr

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2:02PM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

thank all the peace symbols - should try to make my own :)

10:30AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013


6:47AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Haha I love that you're secretly crafty! I love re-purposing things instead of throwing them away. I once made a corset out of duct tape and sweet wrappers :) I especially like your guitar string decoration. How pretty! And what a great (especially for a musician).

8:13AM PST on Dec 29, 2011


6:46AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Time to raid our rusty metal junk drawer! I love these crafts. Especially the first one with the repurposed peace horn! I guess you could hang these things up on the wall, or a door. Or you could take a bunch of the rusty metal objects and hang them on a coat hanger and make a mobile. I love doing craft stuff too!

10:55PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Oops, I meant the bookmark isn't too bad.

10:53PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Hmmm, the bookmark too bad.

7:29PM PST on Dec 27, 2011


9:39PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Marvellous ideas - I think we should make many many peace signs from all sorts of discards and present them to the Men In Charge.

3:46PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Just had a lovely Christmas Day. No children this year - just 3 adults. The food was there and we helped ourselves when we wanted to do so. Couldnt be better as we didnt have to be on anyone else's time schedule. Truly relaxing eating from our favourite table (our laps) sitting on the verandah in the cool breeze enjoying a view we never tire of. Should have thought of it years ago.

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