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Yummy Instant Pot Pot Roast with Rosemary and Garlic

When it comes to meal prep, you all know how much I love to use my INSTANT POT! This Instant Pot Pot roast recipe is quick to make, has simple ingredients and the flavor is to die for. When you add rosemary and garlic to any dish it’s going to taste amazing and this recipe will not disappoint. If you
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DIY Plastic Shopping Bag Dispenser | Recycled Tissue Box

As you know, I’m all about recycling and upcycling items when I can and when I use a plastic shopping bag, I save it. Although I do have a fabric plastic bag holder in my pantry I like having some bags accessible in my kitchen as well.  It is really easy to just stuff them in a drawer, but this
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DIY Top Knot Headband | Easy Sewing Tutorial

When you’re looking for a cute baby gift, this top knot headband is so quick and easy to make! They can be made with a minimal amount of knit fabric and OF COURSE, an UPCYCLED T-SHIRT!  Choose fabrics that have good stretch to them. These top knot headbands are cute made up of solid colors or prints. I’ve been known
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DIY Sweater Pumpkins / Made With Upcycled Clothing

There’s a little nip the air, and that means pumpkins and wearing sweaters. But as most of you already know, wearing sweaters is not what gets me excited; it’s MAKING THINGS WITH SWEATERS that makes me smile. In this sewing tutorial I am going to show you how to make these fun, whimsy upcycled DIY sweater pumpkins. These pumpkins can
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How To Take in Jeans at the Waist | Simple and Quick Hack

Jeans that don’t fit are so annoying! In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to take in a pair of jeans at the waist for a perfect and adjustable fit. This is something you can do even if you don’t know how to sew. This doesn’t apply to just a pair of jeans, you can do this
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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

My intention for this website is to share tips and tutorials that I have found on my journey of life that has brought me joy, improved health, and peace, in hopes that it will do the same for you. I hope you'll join me on this journey!

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Hello, I'm Jan

I help DIY crafters take back their creative passion by providing them with patterns and projects tutorials that are easy to follow and quick to make. Most projects utilize upcycled fabric and materials, making the projects inexpensive and environmentally compatible.

Upcycled Denim Patchwork Quilt

Have you ever slept under a denim patchwork quilt? There is nothing better! There is just something about the heaviness of the denim and the coziness of a soft flannel
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Cool Zipper Upcycling

As many of you know I’m really into upcycling and recycling items, and clothing is one of them. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to deconstruct an
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    Cool Zipper Upcycling

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    How To Assemble and Organize PDF Sewing Patterns

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    DIY Recycled Magazine Christmas Tree

    If you want a simple, relaxing Christmas craft to make this holiday season, this DIY

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    Putting on a duvet cover can be so frustrating and exhausting, but it doesn’t’ have

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    DIY Wool Dryer Balls | Yarn and Upcycled Wool Sweaters

    Are you looking for a non-toxic alternative to store-bought dryer sheets? Wool dryer balls are