If you were ever itching for more time in your life, the Universe has given us all the freedom from total responsibility for a while and it’s up to you to make the most of it! Keeping yourself occupied and on somewhat of a schedule is a great way to continue to stay productive while getting creative, and be happy during these challenging times. Of course, some much-needed spring cleaning is something you should put onto your agenda and we’ve got the perfect guide for you.
With the Seams For Dreams spirit of recycling, upcycling, and reusing, here are a few DIY tips as you embark on your mission to clean!
- Sort through your clothes!
Go through your entire closet and find pieces that need to be repaired. We’ve all got at least a few pants/jeans/shorts that could use a little patchwork and a few blouses/dresses/shirts that need that button restitched! For anybody that has a sewing machine handy, alter that top or dress that you’ve been meaning to alter now. This is the time to get your closet in order!
- Upcycling projects give your clothes a glimmer of hope!
Instead of donating your pre-loved favourites that you think aren’t useful anymore, try upcycling them to give them a new purpose. Create a cloth bag for your daily groceries to avoid using plastic, or create denim coasters for your morning coffee and chai. You can also make fun accessories and even turn your old dupattas into pretty, fuss-free scrunchies for the summertime.
Watch the video below to learn how to make your own DIY bag.
- One-time use plastic bottles are still a no-no but a yes-yes for repurposing!
We’re all guilty of this one but plastic bottles are flowing from every corner of our households. Grab hold of all of these and make window planters out of them! If you’ve got bigger bottles, you can paint them and even make a lovely vase out of it.
Let this time of isolation be a gateway for all the creativity you’ve got stored up to flow out. And once all this ends, you’ll finally have newly-repaired clothes to wear and a whole lot of small DIY home decor to place around your home.
How are you keeping yourself occupied? Let us know in the COMMENTS
It is time to RE-CYCLE, UP-CYCLE, and RE-USE!