Bow Bracelets! Ugly fashion or wrong size, but COOL Fabric … What to Do

 

Ugly fashion or wrong size, but COOL Fabric … What to Do!

How many times have you come across a super ugly dress, or the wrong size blouse or pants at a thrift store, but darn they are made out of great fabric!    Of course I always put it in my cart, pushing it around the entire time, hoping I can think of a way to make this item work for me … ha ha!    Now I have found the perfect solution … make a Bow Bracelet!

Preppy Bow Bracelet

Preppy Bow Bracelet

Here is a great example … this Lilly Pulitzer “house dress” is not the cutest thing or even close to it.   Maybe 30 years ago a house dress was in style?

 

Lilly Pulitzer House Dress

Lilly Pulitzer House Dress

 

Or this little girl dress (my little girl is 14, this won’t work!) …

Lilly Pulitzer dress for little girl

Lilly Pulitzer dress for little girl

Soooo on Pinterest (here is a link to my Thrift Store Board) I found this awesome idea of making “bow” bracelets out of fabric!   Make them from different clothing that has fantastic fabric or from men’s silk ties.  The prices of clothing @ San Antonio Goodwill stores are cheap!!!!  Silk Ties only $1.99, Dresses $5.99  @ San Antonio Goodwill stores … AMAZING prices!

Here are some ideas:  I think you could make 50+ bow bracelets from one dress!   Sell them, eeek …. they sell from $20 -$40 each or give them as gifts.  What a fun way to use adorable fabric.   If you know me … you know what your next gift will be :)

Whale Silk Tie Bracelet

Whale Silk Tie Bracelet

Cute Bow Bracelet

Cute Bow Bracelet

 

Striped Bow Bracelet

Striped Bow Bracelet

I always love stripes!

I always love stripes!

 

Lillly Pulitzer bracelet

Lillly Pulitzer bracelet

Lillly Pulitzer ... more ideas of what to do with great fabric!

Lillly Pulitzer … more ideas of what to do with great fabric!

More extra fabric ideas .....

More extra fabric ideas …..

 

Thrifted Mens silk tie

Thrifted Mens silk tie

 

 

Cute Lilly Pulitzer dress!   ...  fun fabric!

Cute Lilly Pulitzer dress! … fun fabric!

 

Goodwill makes thrift store shopping soooo easy!!!!

Goodwill makes thrift store shopping soooo easy!!!!

Be sure and check out my  San Antonio Goodwill Store Reviews:

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

 

Just remember all Goodwill does for the community.  Every 14 seconds someone gets a job because of work done by Goodwill.

 

pippa goodwill official blog

 

 

More Texas Fun and Thrifting (my favorite part)

 
A huge rack of brand new dishes at excellent prices!

More Texas Fun and Thrifting (my favorite part)

While visiting A&M this weekend my husband did take me to Goodwill for a few minutes (HEAVEN)  …. I always have to think WHAT the heck is wrong with me that I find so much pleasure spending 30 minutes in a thrift store.  It is always a treasure hunt and a challenge!

Well, whatever it is I am thankful he was willing to give it to me!

We also drove through country back roads to get there and came across this eclectic café, I just had to share a few pictures. :)

 

Men's Basketball game

Men’s Basketball game

Football uniforms for A&M

Football uniforms for A&M

ESPN was there

ESPN was there

Tons of brand new dishes at the Goodwill in College Station

Tons of brand new dishes at the Goodwill in College Station

Silk polka dot blouse by Ann Taylor

Silk polka dot blouse by Ann Taylor

Ferragamo shoes

Ferragamo shoes

Creepy Elvis head at a cafe

Creepy Elvis head at a cafe

Good idea to hang your purse ... I see these in thrift stores all the time.

Good idea to hang your purse … I see these in thrift stores all the time.

Cardboard deer head ...

Cardboard deer head …

A porch needs a dart board and a couch!

A porch needs a dart board and a couch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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