Recycled Crafts

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!

Create a Reflection of Your Ancestry with a Yarn Star Garland

Yarn Star Garland - Heritage Reflections at Christmas

Make a family heritage garland to celebrate the holiday season!

Every yarn star on my garland represents a part of my heritage - countries of my ancestors. The colors and designs are derived from the flag of each country and the center of each holds a small mirror - a reflection of who I am and where I came from.

Recycled Cardboard Version of a Wheat Straw Tree Ornament.

Cardboard, Paper and Wheat trees

I love playing with wheat straw! I love the look of almost anything made with wheat straw! However, it is not readily available to everyone - not something most crafters keep in their stash. I really, really wanted to share my little wheat tree ornaments but not one alternative material worked until I asked myself the question "What would Michele use?"

Cookie Cutters and Huichol Yarn Painting = Pretty Holiday Ornaments

Huichol Yarn Painting holiday tree ornaments

Recycle cereal boxes and scraps of leftover yarn into beautiful Huichol tree ornaments using cookie cutters as your patterns and this tutorial: how to paint with yarn from "That Artist Woman"!

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