Category Archives: “that’s not what it was intended for”

Same shopping trip, different project

You may have noticed in the picture of things from  Deseret Industries were some drapery hold backs. When I began line drying my clothes I learned an important lesson. The sun will bleach the clothes. This will work to your advantage … Continue reading

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I’ve been wanting to put up  a bird house on my property. I came across this craft box at Deseret Industries $2.00. Its the kind of box you might find at a craft store intended to be painted or embellished … Continue reading

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Unlikely Source

While digging through the 25 cent box at Helping Hands, I found a sage green sheet with a white leaf print. I thought it would make a lovely summer dress. The problem: So I dug a little deeper and found … Continue reading

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another grocery tote

This one started life as a pair of jeans. I found them in the 50 cent bin at St. Vincent de Paul. I was so eager to get started, that I forgot to take a BEFORE photo until I had begun removing … Continue reading

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Repurposing Thrift Store Finds

On February 21st I bought these binders at Eastside Community Aid for  $1.50. I used them to stabilize the bottoms of Shopping bags I made with the blue fabric I bought at Goodwill on Presidents day I question the USDA’s claim that … Continue reading

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“that’s not what it was intended for”

Did you ever break something only to be told, “it was never meant to be used that way” I find that in my frugal lifestyle there are lots of situations where I have to make do with what I have … Continue reading

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