Recycled Crafts

Autumn Magic! Fall Leaves, Mod Podge, and Food Coloring

Fall Leaves:Mods Podge: Food Coloring

Not a leaf! The "leaves" on this vase are 100% Mod Podge "film" tinted with a few drops of food coloring.

Fall Leaves:Mods Podge: Food Coloring

How to Make Fanciful Ghosts and Dolls Using Fresh Corn Husks.

Corn Husk Ghosts and Scarecrows

Don't throw away those fresh corn husks!!! Use them to make ghosts, scarecrows, and dolls with this very simple "three in one" tutorial.

All you need are fresh corn husks, waxed dental floss and scissors! A bit of scrap yarn and a felt tip pen will come in handy for "embellishing".

New Possibilities - Use Raffia to Weave "Yarn Stars"

Raffia Woven Star

Taking another look at the possibilities for Yarn Stars. Weave them with Raffia!

Honestly, I am loving the look and texture of this favorite star woven in raffia instead of yarn.

Perfect for fall!

Raffia Star Woven on Cardboard

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.

Red! White! Blue! Woven Yarn Spangles to Make July 4th Sparkle!

Woven yarn stars at a little 4th of July brunch!

4th of July is almost upon us!  A second look at the possibilities for yarn stars =  pretty ideas for adding sparkle to home and garden to celebrate the upcoming holiday!

For example - red, white and blue yarn stars make a fun, colorful center piece or "table runner" for a relaxing July 4th brunch in the garden!

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