Add instant oomph to an ordinary pair of pumps or flats with a set of shoe clips that fickle pickles can swap at will.
TIE ONE ON
Help your favorite l’ll mister clean up nicely with a dapper bow tie that’s as much a cinch to make as it is to tie on.
ZIP IT GOOD
Busted zipper? Upcycle it into a wrist cuff that’s one part Park Avenue socialite, one part biker chick.
STONE COLD FOX
Don’t know much about geology? For less than $10 and under an hour, whip up an attention-tugging cocktail ring that looks like a million bucks.
SIGHT FOR SORE EYES
Enough with the Christmas-themed neckties. Press a retired foulard back into service as an eyeglass case for your No. 1 fella.
Diamonds and rubies are so overrated. Give Ma Nature her due with an acorn-cap necklace that recalls fall trails and mulled cider.
ALL BUTTONED UP
Not all buttons are destined for the coat rack. Turn a standout pair into ear adornments that are as cute as…well, you know.
Transform a vintage saddle blanket into an of-the-moment jacquard clutch—no sewing machine, required.
LET’S DO THE TWIST
Store-bought baubles can’t compete with this braided beauty, which makes one helluva statement no matter what you’re wearing.
ALL CHOKED UP
One rule about bracelets? The more the better. Stack ’em high with a phalanx of colorful wristlets you can make with your eyes closed.
GOSH YARN IT
Lower your knitting needles and back away slowly. These mittens require little more than a couple of preloved wool sweaters, felted in the wash for tip-top toastiness.
Originally published on November 21, 2011.