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How To Make a Dog Dress Shirt Collar From an Upcycled Shirt

For all dog lovers, this DIY dog dress shirt dog collar is the cutest thing ever, and there is no sewing required. They are super simple to make and only take a few minutes to whip up. Dog dress shirt collar – MATERIALS & ITEMS NEEDED All you need is a dress shirt measuring tape a pair of fabric scissors
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Smash Burger Tacos Recipe / A Yummy Twist to Your Taco

Smash Burger fan? You must try these smash burger tacos. It’s the craze! Put your patty on a tortilla instead of a bun. It’s a yummy twist to your taco! The combination of a crispy beef patty, a flour tortilla, and all the toppings make this a quick and super delicious meal. You can make these smash burger tacos in
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DIY Garden Apron / Made From Recycled Jeans / Quick and Simple Project

This DIY garden apron is a quick and simple project made from upcycled jeans. The apron is handy for working in the garden, around the house, and even as a vendor’s apron. As some of you know, I LOVE to recycle, especially a pair of jeans. There are so many fun things you can make with denim. At the end
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Greek Orzo Chicken Salad Recipe / Tasty and Delicious

Looking for a delicious summer salad? You’re going to love this Greek orzo chicken salad recipe. The salad features grilled pesto balsamic chicken, orzo, kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and a variety of fresh herbs, all tossed together in a flavorful dressing. This salad is delicious AND beautiful with all the bright colorful ingredients. Enjoy it for
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6 Important Things To Know Before Buying a Sewing Machine

Do you love to sew, but you’re finding yourself getting frustrated with your current sewing machine? Or maybe you’re a beginner looking to buy your first machine, whatever your situation, buying a sewing machine can be very overwhelming. There are so many options out there. How do you know what to look for? In this blog post, I will review
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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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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

(UPDATED 2/23/23) 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
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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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