Sewing pattern gift tags - great gift tag idea with a home sewn gift! You could use the scrap pieces of your pattern paper or when Hobby Lobby or Joanns puts their patterns on sale for 99 cents buy some extra's to cut up for this idea!
A Doily-Wrapped Vase and Flower VASE Tightly wrap a doily around a vase. Snip away any excess, then hand-stitch the doily securely in place to create a snug fit Read more: Decorate with Vintage Doilies - Country Living
Did anyone catch the Trash exhibit at NY Studio Gallery? It featured artists' work that put plain old trash to new use as artwork. My favorite piece beautifully used beer bottle caps (and I'm a teetotaler!
little paper hearts //yarn or some other type thin cord. Cut pieces from book/newspaper and fold over yarn/cord. Punch hearts into paper. This would be great as a garland for Valentine's day. Use other style punches for other holidays.
When this homeowner discovered 100 years worth of linoleum and sailcloth under the kitchen floor, he salvaged enough to cover one stair with each layer. This a fun idea for basement stairs. I could do this with the wallpaper!