Upcycled Mug Planters

For Christmas, I got some new drill bits – the sort that can drill through ceramics and porcelains. I was so excited! Now I can upcycle mugs and tea cups to make cute little window planters.

I’ve been having so much fun with them. Here are some examples:

black tea cup
“Love makes all things grow”

 

Bloom Where You Are Planted
“Bloom Where You Are Planted”

 

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Smile
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Tiny Chinese Tea Cup Set
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I Will Survive
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I love Tea

I’ve got a few more waiting in the wings. Stay tuned!

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Reusable Market Bags

Some years ago, Chicago implemented a plastic bag ban, where larger stores just don’t offer bags or else they’ll charge a small fee for them.  I live in a town that’s right next door to Chicago and starting new this year, they’ve joined in the bag ban. So, in preparation – a few months ago, I made some cute reuseable bags for my own shopping, to try to get in the habit. They are working so well that I decided to offer some in my Etsy shop as well.

Pink Stripey Bag
Pink Stripey Bag

True to the mission of my DazzlingDoOvers shop, I wanted to make these reusable bags from some re-purposed materials. So, I gathered up some pillowcases and gave them new life as shopping bags!

Stripey Bag

Made in a smoke free, pet fee environment. I reinforced all seams to ensure it’ll have a life of many shopping trips.

This one seemed a little plain with just the navy blue, so I added my favorite party animal trio as an embellishment. Now it’s super fun!

Party Animals

I was excited to find a set of these fabulous Little Pony pillowcases on one of my many excursions through the little shops here in the Chicago area. I knew they were destined for greater things than gathering dust in a shop. So  I set to work and now there are two available!

My Little Pony

See all these and more in my DazzlingDoOvers shop here!