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While scouting, shopping for vintage linens, don't pass up tablecloths, runners etc. that might be less than perfect looking. The material could be positioned in such a manner that many fine crafts could be created. Pillows, napkins, curtains, jackets, sundresses and skirts could all be fashioned. You might even want to frame a beautiful designed fabric.
Wondering what to do with those vintage jewelry orphans? Put those "odds and ends" to good use and decorate with them. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Decorate frames, switch plates, chairs, table legs, lamps, boxes, to name just a few.
Use a good glue such as E6000.
You might have a saucer or two in your cupboard without it's cup or perhaps you found some at the local yard sale or thrift shop. What to do? Use the tea saucers for framing a favorite loved one, pet etc.
Cut the picture in a circle to fit inside your saucer where the cup used to sit.
Glue in place or decoupage.
Cording or pretty colored braiding may be used to glue around the picture.
Place the saucer on a small plate stand and you have created a vintage keepsake and a great [inexpensive] gift!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|