Recall the days when animal feed and other dry goods came in colorful sacks by using the remnants as pillowcases. Cut sections of old feedsacks to fit a pillow form. Sew the front and back pieces together, stuff in the form, and stitch the opening closed.
Hand-stitch vintage cotton doilies together to create a free-form table runner. For extra personalization, first dye the doilies. (We used three shades of blue to dye these.) By using different shades, the runner gets an ombre-style makeover.
Round up a few plates and a few goblets, and you have the makings for a tiered serving tray. Use glass adhesive to secure the bottom of a goblet to the underside of a dish and repeat with a second dish and goblet. When dry, stack the pieces on a third plate. Note: You can prime, paint, and seal the plates with polyurethane if desired, like we did here, but because the paint is not food-safe, use paper between food and dish surfaces.