Recycled Crafts

How to Make a Gnome...EASY

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A Gnome, most especially a Scandinavian Gnome, is all about three things...the hair (and beard), the nose, and the hat. The rest - ie the body and head are really only structural and require nothing special. As a result, making one is very easy and can be done with almost anything you have on hand.

Yarn Stars. The Perfect Last Minute Ornament or Decoration.

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Yarn Stars make beautiful, very last minute ornaments for holiday decorating - tree ornaments, garlands, gift tie-ons, hanging in windows. Diane at craftypod and I had a little yarn star making playtime with family and these were the results.

As you can see, even if you sort of lose your way and go a different direction, as long as you are consistent, the star should work out. Notice the cool open weave of the grey and red star above. I love it!

Consider Using Nail Polish to Add Color to Your Punched Tin Butterflies

Punched Tin Butterflies - color accents nail polish

I didn't know it at the end of May, but there were more punched tin butterflies to be made!

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!

Winter Wonderland Trees Made From Fresh Corn Husks

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Finally! My "frightful" trees have made the transition from Halloween table toppers to sparkly, snow covered winter holiday trees.

A couple layers of spray snow, a few weeks of obsessing and finally a liberal application of fine, snowy glitter transformed what began as fresh corn husks - into a winter wonderland of holiday prettiness.

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