Color your Glass Jars: Check out this amazing tutorial for upcycling your stash of old kitchen jars into these pretty colored glasses over at Gingerbread Snowflakes (wow, Pam! This is awesome!)

Oh, and before we get into stash busting stuff, here are a few belated Placemat Projects:

[NurseryLove’s Traveling Placemat]

Here are some other cool ideas for busting your stash:

[amazing stashbusting diamond pillow from Sparkle Power!]


[Gilded leaf art by Holly at Art Meet Craft]

[bust your paper scraps with this pretty Wall Flowers tutorial by Absinthe and Orange]


Sweet Swapping Sites to help you lighten your load:

  • thredUP: clothes swapping for men & women
  • threadUP kids: in beta, but open for swapping your gently-used kids’ clothes – free!
  • Paperbackswap: just like it sounds! Swap your paperbacks for free – I love it and use it all the time

Stashbusting Activities:

Stashbusting Abroad:

Join UK Handmade in Destashing: Join the group here

Keep on busting! Feel free to send your stashbusting projects and links – comment here with a link and I’ll try to include it in next week’s roundup! (Commenting is better than email… just trust me on that!)

p.s. Busy Beaver Button Co. is sponsoring a giveaway on the Swap-bot blog for 100 custom, 100% recycled paper buttons. It will be open for entry through Earth Day.