Guest blog post by Emily Graham
Emily Graham is the creator of MightyMoms.net. She believes being a mom is one of the hardest jobs around and wanted to create a support system for moms from all walks of life. On her site, she offers a wide range of info tailored for busy moms, from how to reduce stress to creative ways to spend time together as a family.
Vintage is in and that means your kids might perk up when you suggest hitting your neighborhood or online thrift store in search of materials for your next craft session. Everything from old buttons to antique costume jewelry can be re-purposed into cool crafts and wearable things even the pickiest tween will be proud to create.
Here are a few ways to turn your vintage finds into contemporary masterpieces:
Jewelry Art. We’ve already mentioned that you can use jewelry to create beautiful brooches, but a pile of old costume jewelry can also make great wall art. Head down to Goodwill or check out estate sales in your area. You can likely find a grab bag of old busted jewelry for a few dollars and old framed art pieces. Using glue and lots of patience, embellish your old painting for a dazzling one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Are you a writer with special expertise and a connection to the vintage, antique, collecting and re-purposing world? Interested in contributing to our Scouting Blog? Contact us for guidelines.
With our Cool Vintages Finds Store on eBay, we help people discover treasures that might otherwise be lost. It's a blast to help shoppers from around the globe find what they're looking for. Here are three unusual "connections" we've made in the past few months:
1. Providing the soon-to-open Brainxcape—THE Escape Room Game in NYC—with two vintage teddy bears that will be used as props. Check out what's planned and book your stay!
2. Selling a sweet pair of vintage heels to a famous design house in NYC for design inspiration.
3. Shipping a large lot of vintage eyeglasses to a prop stylist in Hollywood.
It's a special kick to learn that our merchandise will play a part in an exciting new entertainment experience in the Big Apple, may influence tomorrow's shoe styles and might even appear in a major motion picture.
How cool is that?
Learn about our recent discoveries and what captures our imagination in this blog, then peruse the treasures in our Cool Vintage Finds Store on eBay.
Brought to you by...
... Susan Buie, writer by day, vintage curator and co-proprietor of the Cool Vintage Finds Store on eBay in all the moments in between.