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Upcycling Clothes with 5 More No Sew DIYs

upcycling clothes

upcycling clothes

I’m not as nimble as I’d like to be with a needle and thread, and don’t know my way around a sewing machine that well, but I’m really into upcycling clothes.  Last year I shared with you five no-sew clothing DIYs.  That post went down so well, that as I was researching more ideas for upcycling clothes with no-sew techniques, I thought why keep them to myself?  So today I’m here to share with you five more great no-sew tutorials that I found around the internet.  Click on the links to be taken to the full tutorials:

no sew dress diy

This no-sew lace dress from Pretty Life Anonymous is just beautiful.  I’m looking forward to giving this a go!

stamped top diy

Kate at See Kate Sew stamped this cute cat t-shirt using potatoes!  Upcycling clothes with potato prints must surely be the ultimate easy way to update your wardrobe!

no sew top

It turns out there are lots of crafty Kate’s out there: this no-sew diy lace insert top is by Kate of Mr Kate!

no sew flower embellishment

This embellished flower DIY from Lily Shop is for kids clothes, but would look beautiful on an adult’s cardigan too.

ombre diy

This ombre t-shirt from I Spy DIY looks stunning.

The thing I love best about no-sew DIYs is that they are such an effective and relatively simple way to breathe new life into old clothes, without too much technical knowledge or professional skill.  Don’t get me wrong, I love looking at crafty DIYs on Pinterest, but the no-sew ideas always seem the most relatable to me!

Will you be upcycling clothes using any of these techniques?  Do share how you get on!


Main image from Bird In The Hand, all others from the aforementioned blogs.


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Recycled Christmas Crafts Idea

recycled Christmas crafts

recycled Christmas crafts

I’ve been really really busy lately but I fitted in the whole one minute it takes to make this DIY snowglobe made from recycled materials.  This snowglobe makes a fantastic recycled Christmas crafts ideas, and the good thing is all the items you need are things you probably have lying around the house.

To make this recycled Christmas craft you will need:

A clean and dry jar and lid

Some salt – I used a mix of sea salt and table salt.  Sugar would also do the trick.

Some blue-tac

A Christmas decoration (I used an old tree decoration and a tree from a previous year’s Christmas cake – hoarding for the win!)

recycled christmas craft


Affix your decorations to the bottom of the jar using the blue-tac.

Add a few spoonfuls of your salt (or sugar).  You could also add a spoonful of silver glitter to the salt/sugar if you have any to hand.  Sadly I didn’t.

Pop the lid on.

And there you have it: a DIY snowglobe that’s perfect for a last minute (quite literally!) gift or decoration.  I plan on making a few more before Christmas to arrange in clusters on my mantlepiece, to create a snowy Christmas wonderland!

Show me your photos on Twitter or Facebook if you make your own!  And do share with readers any recycled Christmas crafts ideas you have or have made in the comments below – we’d love to see!