Fall is a great time to re-prioritize some projects going in to winter when you may have more cold indoor days to work on crafting. And when Fall rolls around, I think of planning for cold winter day projects and of what I can do to rework or repurpose some of what I have. It is also a good time to take a good look at my craft stash and closet and evaluate what I am not using that I may have meant to donate or fix or redo.
Here are my plans for October. Please comment with your additions and share so we can see more ideas of great autumn clean up craft projects. I will share the results of some of these projects in upcoming posts.
Crafting to do list!
- Go through the mending pile that has been sitting since April. Anything that I have meant to tailor or adjust, I plan to take a hard look at and if I really loved the piece that much I probably would have done something with it by now. I’m going to fix the small rips and adjustments but anything that is still a whole garment someone else could use and I haven’t yet, is going in the donation bin.
- Spruce up my shoes. I have couple pairs of flats that are in need of some touch ups. Some I can fix with leather polish but others I am going to check out the jewelry counter at Goodwill and see if I can find some fun pairs of earrings or a couple ribbons to make some DYI shoe decorations.
- I so love sweater weather and I have a great collection of felted sweaters that I have saved to make a blanket. I’m almost there so I plan during October to hit the .99 Sunday Sales to pick up the other 5 or 6 I will need to complete this project and have it ready to gift or I might love it so much that I need to plan to make one for me for next year!
- Two weeks ago we shared some fun denim ideas and I know I have a couple pairs of jeans that just aren’t right but also are too worn to donate. I think I’ll review that list and see what I can come up with for craft use for those. Again, if I need a few more materials I can hit Goodwill. I’d love to make a fun denim skirt that is jean on top and maybe part of a party or wedding dress on the bottom. I think the weekend chic potential of that combo is amazing.
I think these 4 things will get me started on my winter crafting spree. I know that closer to the holidays I will be on the hunt for fun containers for gift packaging or unusual clothing to take apart for fabric or buttons. I plan to keep an eye out for these as I make my rounds during regular Horizon Goodwill shopping trips or the Sunday Sales. I do love a treasure hunt!
What fun items do you plan to craft or repurpose this season? Are you excited about the coming holiday season and making fun gifts? What are your Fall Back to Basics plans for decluttering your craft room? What fun new pieces do you need to complete your pending projects?
Lots of fun, unusual, and vintage craft supplies can be found at your local Goodwill every day. I love dropping off a donation of pieces I’m not using and finding new supplies to play with or inspire! And the added bonus is I know my donations and purchases support a great organization that helps empower people through the dignity of work.