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“Bling” in the New Year: Make a Mirror Sparkle With Sequined Fabric

s you launch into the New Year, here’s a resolution you’ll be sure to keep. Enjoy more DIY projects in 2022—and beyond.  Inspired by the recent New Year’s celebrations, transform a thrift store mirror into one that mimics all the confetti during the holiday. The fabric from a child’s colorful sequined jacket was reused and helped to create a sparkling look you will want to toast to as well!

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5 Under $5 – Game Night Edition!

One of the things I look forward to on New Year’s Eve is playing board games with my family and friends. As a child, it was one of the only approved nights my siblings and I were permitted to stay up past midnight. So, to keep our eyes open to ring in the New Year, we’d play board games. Like many, we loved the classic Hasbro board games such as Trouble, Sorry, and of course, Monopoly. So, imagine my excitement when I saw these and many others available for less than $5 at the Ashdale, VA Goodwill!

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Upcycled Mirrors: Four Ways to Ensure a Great Reflection of 2021

What ideas do you have to give a thrift store mirror a royal makeover?  Please share your ideas and results to inspire everyone’s DIY efforts.  And in the process, make it your New Year’s resolution to help save the planet by shopping at Goodwill to keep things out of landfills and to give items a new purpose.

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$5 Holly, Jolly, Affordable – and Sustainable! – Wreaths

I love getting a good deal on Christmas decorations (even if I have to wait a year to put them up!) But I also love the sustainability of thrifting items like this. Somebody else previously enjoyed these wreaths. Maybe they got new ones. Maybe they moved. For whatever reason, they didn’t want or need the wreaths anymore. They could have thrown them away, but instead of taking up space in a landfill, the wreaths are hanging on my doors now.

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Mycroft’s Menorah Mishigas: Meet My Menorahs!!!

As you may know, this year Hanukkah started last month, in November, which is very unusual.  Yes, we had a version of Thanksgivukkah!  So, alas, it is already over.  But, my Mycroft’s Menorah Mishigas isn’t!  I love menorahs and have a big and growing collection of them – all of which I’ve thrifted.  So, every Chrismukkah, I display them on my social media, in a show I call “Mycroft’s Menorah Mishigas”. This is my sixth year!    

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