Repurpose Crafts

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Vintage Sewing Shadow Box

Gypsy Seamstress paper collection embodies all the things we love about sewing in a vintage kind of way.  From the old cutting board and tape measures to the wonderful spools of ribbon and old patterns, the colourful art of old button packages and notions to the neutral and simple backgrounds make up this eclectic assortment…

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Upcycling Paper Cores into Pencil Storage

Hello everyone, this is Patti sharing with you today. I love when I make something that actually stays in my crafty space. I love it even more when it serves a dual purpose: functionality and just plain prettiness.  It’s so nice to add to your happy space. My niece works for a grocery chain and…

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Upcycled Kitchen Goods Become Table Lamps

We are back with another instalment of Lena Holmstrom’s gypsy creations. With Tattered Angels DIY paints, some skills and loads of imagination, Lena turned old kitchen utensils into industrial table lamps.   Coffee Grinder I think I am a little obsessed with making new lamps for our home. At least my hubby says I do… Maybe he’s…

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Gypsy Altered Art – recycling and upcycling are so much fun!

Mondays are usually about gypsy travels but today we have for you something a little bit different. Our in-house Master Gypsy – Lena Holmstrom – has been working on some absolutely mind-blowing upcycling projects and we’ve decided that it would be such a same not to share them with you. Say hello to this beautiful…

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Upcycle your Old Lampshade with a piece of burlap

Marie Pickles, from our Home Decor Team, received from us a piece of red burlap fabric and without any hesitation got to turning it into a beautiful, slightly shabby lampshade. I got a great bunch of products from CCB and this red burlap reminded me of Christmas… but its rubbish when you have to put all…

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Something from Nothing – Altered Pencil Boxes

Are you ever stuck for gift ideas? Or have an idea but cannot find what you’re looking for? We’re sure that everyone has been in a situation like this. Frustrating, isn’t it? But there is a way out! Kerstin-Inga Peters shares with us her way of making a present that she couldn’t find anywhere. With…

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Mysterious Mannequin – Mata Hari Challenge

For our September Challenge “Mata Hari”, crew member Mandy Leever-Koel has created a small version of a costume Mata Hari could have worn herself. Mandy says: ‘When searching for gypsy images, somehow the images of Mata Hari always popped up. I thought it would be nice to do a challenge on her, inspired by her…

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.