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Early Spring Craft Index: "Punched tin" and "Up-cycle" and More!

Signs of March!

March and April are usually the months during which, in addition to playing with Easter Eggs, I am often engaged in working with "tin" or sharing ideas for reuse and recycle. And after five years of blogging, I have assembled a nice collection of tutorials in both catagories! So - if you are interested in either of these crafty subjects - keep reading!

Brigid's Cross #2 - Created Using Tooling Foil!

Brigid's Cross

As promised!! Another Brigid's Cross in the series - #2 of 4! This one made using nothing but tooling foil (available in most craft stores including Blick) and simple tools - table knife, scissors, and rulers - (found in every craft room or kitchen drawer).

How to Make Pretty Frames For Your ATC Collection

ATC frames

Although many of us who have spent any time at all in the world of art or craft have a collection of ATC (Artist Trading Cards), the collection is often relegated to - at best - a notebook or box storage system. And even favorites rarely see the light of day!

How to Make "Punched Tin" Paper Angels

Punched Tin Paper Angels

Very simple "punched tin" paper angel ornament to make with the kids!

Since I celebrate both Guadalupe Day (December 12th) and St. Lucy Day (December 13th), I became very excited when I came up with this little ornament idea  -  a perfect ornament that blends two cultures whose special celebrations fall so close together. 

How To Make a Punched Tin Dragonfly

Punched tin Dragonfly

Several requests have arrived from the blogiverse for a tutorial for making a punched tin and bead dragonfly. So here it is!

NOTES before we start:

** Wiring on the wings is a bit tricky and I have done my best to make the process clear. If you will follow the written steps, you should have no problem creating your own dragonfly. However, if you have a question, don't hesitate to write me.

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