Monday, August 30, 2021

Glass Angel Handmade Repurposed Upcycled Restyled Home Decor

Glass Angel Handmade Repurposed Upcycled Restyled DIY Home Decor at LilacsNDreams. Welcome everyone!

I haven’t gotten as far as I wanted to with my order of glass angels, but I have gotten them started. I first put the glass bases through the dishwasher to clean them well. After they were cleaned, I pulled them from the dishwasher, and then I had them sitting out for about a couple days before I attempted anything with them. 

I was worried thinking I didn’t have the glass ornaments I wanted to use for their heads. With moving I wasn’t catching up to my supplies fast enough. I was starting to think I might have to use some light bulbs for their heads instead. I was fortunate enough, and happy to have found them before I was ready to assemble, and glue things. 

I have different ribbons of purple coloring sitting out to choose for their wings, and to add with some embellishments I will use. I’m thinking of twisting silver pipe cleaner with the purple to make their halos. I don’t want all 3 angels to be completely identical. I will alter them slightly so that each one is unique for each person that will be receiving them. 

Now that the weekend is over I should be home a little more to spend time working with these to complete them. I’m getting anxious to work with them, and get them completed for their new homes. 

As everyone knows we have been moving, and taking our time with it too. We hadn’t decided completely what we were going to do with our home we are moving from. It’s a small fixer upper that we have done some work with. As of right now we have decided to clean it up, get things in order that are there, and at this time we are going to keep it. We discussed about me using it as my crafting, selling, and office area. It’s about 15 minutes from our other home. So, I wouldn’t really be going out of my way going there different times during the week to work on things. When I am done for the day I can leave it till I go back. Kind of like work stays at work, and home is home. In the spring we will look at things again, weigh in on how the housing market is doing then, and maybe determine more of what we want to do with it.

Thank You to all who visited with LilacsNDreams today. Take care, and be safe everyone till the next visit. Toodles . . . . . . 


Monday, August 23, 2021

Handmade Glass Angel Repurposed Restyled Home Decor


Handmade Glass Angel Repurposed Restyled Home Decor with LilacsNDreams. Welcome everyone!

I thought I would share a little bit with you my order I am preparing for 3 glass angels ordered. I had sold one which caught the interest for a customer to inquire if I had more. It’s been a little hectic with moving, not feeling well with a head cold, and then finding some of my crafting inventory to use.

Below you will see pictures of some of the supplies I will be using to create these glass angels. For the base I use light fixture covers from like ceiling fans. When I started I would use a light bulb for the angel head, and since that time have changed to using glass ornaments for the head. I make the wings from wired ribbon. I use pipe cleaners for the halos, and then any embellishments used to add a little more character around the neckline. Maybe another thin ribbon, a yarn, buttons, little mini bows, jeweled pieces found, and so on. 

The customer has shared with me how purple is liked, and so I will be making purple wings with a purple halo for the angels. I love purple myself so this is just a little bit more fun for me to do. I love the glass bases I found for the angel bodies. Just a slight different from what I normally find to use. I put them through the dishwasher to thoroughly clean for the creation process. As always I am anxious to see the completed products. When I have them done I will make sure to share pictures here for you to see. 

Thanks so much for visiting, and sharing some time with LilacsNDreams! Take care, be safe, and see you again soon. Toodles . . . . . . . . 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Glass Angel Repurposed Restyled Handmade DIY Home Decor

Glass Angel Repurposed Restyled Handmade DIY Home Decor with LilacsNDreams. Welcome Everyone who visits today!

I’m pretty sure I have repeated sharing the Glass Angel made by LilacsNDreams, and the sale of it happening too. Well, I am happy to say with me sharing this I have had someone ask me if I had anymore like this one in the green that I sold. Unfortunately, not completely like that one…just the other 2 pictured with it were still available. I explained us moving, and so on. 

Needless to say moving has not been completed fully yet. One advantage is we are not closing on home we were in, still making payments, and are considering selling it once everything is fully out of there. We of course will go through to clean, and vacuum the place thoroughly too. With the new home I had 2 places designated for my crafting supplies, and unfortunately that is not working out. So, I have to consider another alternative which is becoming harder for certain reasons. 


Couch, loveseat, and 2 chairs have been delivered to the new house. Air ducts have been thoroughly cleaned, and turns out it was badly needed too. Couple holes were found that got filled, and a valve was turned off which is now back on. The airflow is much better than before. 

Our son had gotten a bad head cold while moving, and did good getting over it too. Today we picked up our new TV. Got it home, and we found a fault with it. The drive is about 1 1/2 hours for us one way. Son decided lets do it, and we took the TV back to Best Buy. We got lucky! They had another one in stock that we could bring home. It’s on its stand for now, is much bigger, and an investment that was well made. In about 1 1/2 weeks our last item should be delivered which is our new counter height table, and chairs. All of this is great so far.

Then…I got sick with head cold. Hubby came home for weekend to help get appliances here, and washer and dryer too. Things are coming along in between everyone’s work schedule. I still have the ending results of the head cold, cough, congestion, etc. 

Upon checking my emails I have a notice from the person who inquired about the glass angel I had sold. She’d really like to have 1 for her, and 1 for her sister, they like purple, and make it 3 they would like to have done. Again, there is no rush on this order. So, now I need to find my ribbon, embellishments, and etc I use for these to be made. Locate the glass bodies, and if I don’t have anymore I’ll have to go in search for more. 

Needless to say I haven’t applied myself fully like I should with crafting, and selling online. I’ve been fighting with forces that think it’s a waste of time, and money that I do this. I haven’t had the support for me doing this which is disheartening, and lonely at times too. So, when I sold the angel I was happy. I was even happier with the event leading up to the request for 3 glass angels to be made too.

So, that is how my week has been for me. I hope everyone is having good things happen for you, accomplishing things you desire to do, and things have been great for many of you. I appreciate you visiting with LilacsNDreams today. Stop on by anytime. Take care everyone, and be safe! Toodles . . . . .

Monday, August 9, 2021

DIY Repurpose Upcycle Handmade Restyle Your Home


DIY Repurpose Upcycle Handmade Restyle Your Home with LilacsNDreams. Welcome to everyone stopping by today.

Been staying in the new house. Still have a few more things to move here yet, and hopefully this week we get it finished. We were fortunate to be able to take our time moving in as we had no closing, or anything within our other home. We’re sill making payments, and hopefully soon we will work more on getting it sold. 

I’m looking at containers to be emptied, thinking of how I need to organize, and trying to convince myself I need to move a little faster with it too. The 26th our new table will be delivered, and I’m anxious to be able to start crafting using it too. I met the next door neighbors daughter who loves to scrapbook, and craft. Unfortunately she was only here for the weekend, and is now back home. 

Today I will be turning off cable, and internet at the old house. Need to get my new internet modem hooked up at the new place, and make preparations for the new TV we pick up this weekend too. New furniture, new table, new TV, and I think we’re set for a while. 

It’s time to get back to crafting, repurposing, and making things again. I’m anxious to work on things, and I can’t get to it fast enough. Patience, I keep telling myself soon, almost, soon. 

Sorry I don’t have much more for everyone this time. I do appreciate you stopping by to visit, and check on things. Thank you for visiting with LilacsNDreams. Take care everyone, be safe, and see you all again soon. Toodles . . . . 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Repurpose Reuse Recycle Upcycle For Fun Profit Memories


Repurpose Reuse Recycle Upcycle For Fun Profit Memories with LilacsNDreams. Welcome to everyone who visits. 

Curious as to why so many of us like to diy crafting, repurposing, upcycling, and reusing. I would like to see what everyone’s reasons are for this wonderful fun technique.

I know there are many of us who do it because we enjoy it. Some of us like doing this to freshen up what we have to make it a little more modern fitting with some of the decor today. Some like to preserve items that are found, or maybe things from our past. Then, you have some of us who just hate throwing things out, and try to find other ways to maybe use these items. Of course when we thrift, and junk we also find many unwanted treasures that can be cleaned, maybe need a touch of paint, maybe reunited with other pieces making something unique, and many endless possibilities. 

There are many people around us who do this for their own pleasure, and there are many who do this to resell too. Some will do it as a hobby, and there are others who have mastered these techniques to have their own business doing this as well.

A time to toss, and a time to repurpose or upcycle is the use of old items for new purposes. Reuse discarded materials for creating something of value. I myself like to repurpose items giving them a new life, making them unique for my use, and to sell too. Giving new life to once loved treasures, I enjoy new life added to my home, and I enjoy offering this to other homes for their enjoyment too.

So many things are used with diy crafting that the list is endless. Headboards are made from shutters, pallets, barn wood, etc. Pieces of jewelry are used for making new pieces, adorning picture frames, adding to cards with endless possibilities. I have seen old suitcases used making end tables, decorated for storage of memories with cards and special items. Sweaters, or shirts of loved ones are made into items to remember them with. Pillows have been popular for this. Thrifted shirts, and sweaters can be used to make pumpkins, sometimes handbags are made from this, and so on. It’s amazing all the things that can be done. Look on Pinterest for ideas, google for ideas too. 

Pictures below of just a few things made using toilet paper rolls, shirts, tires painted, a plunger making a decorative fall tree, and so many fun possibilities for things. 

Repurpose Reuse Upcycle For Memories to Last. Hang onto some of those family memories, and preserve some of them by crafting. Have fun doing it yourself, or find someone to do this craft for you. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Hope to see you again soon. Take care, and Happy Thrifting everyone! Toodles . . . . . .