A Second Glance Christmas

Thrift Store Christmas Gift Ideas

Thrift shopping is a great way to save money year-round. Here is a guide to turning thrift store finds into Christmas Gifts.

Mason Jars Gift Ideas

There really are so many things you can do with these thrift shop staples. You can make cookie and brownie mix in jars and tie them with a pretty ribbon and label. You could make some homemade sugar scrubs and place them in the jars as well. Here are 15 Gift in Jar Ideas.

Upcycle Old Sweaters

I have seen so many tutorials on how to use old sweaters and turn them into anything from mittens to hats. Many of these projects require very little sewing skill and they are so unique and fun! Teens might enjoy getting a new boot liners like these from Scissortail Silk. Old sweaters can also be stuffed and sewn into pet beds for a great gift for our furry friends. Here are more ways to reuse old sweaters.

Make Candles in Teacups and Sugar Bowls

One great use for old tea cups, especially the elegant vintage kind, is to make candles out of them. These make awesome gifts that are truly unique. Check out my tutorial on making Teacup Candles for inspiration. Here are directions for making a Sugar Bowl Candle.

Make a Quilt from Old Vintage T-shirts

Make a quilt with old t-shirts. One of my good friends has a quilt made from old T-shirts from her college days and still loves it. You can also use them to make infinity scarves. Here are more ways to use old t-shirts.

DIY Projects Using Old Jeans

High-waisted jeans are coming back into style and luckily the thrift store usually has plenty of them. You can create an awesome gift for a teen by covering the pockets with a fabric scrap with a cool design (think leopard print or something similar). Old jeans are also useful for making many other crafts such as purses, wallets and so on. Here are 10 ways to use old jeans.

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