Recycled Crafts

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!

Upcycle Magic! Revisiting Danish Woven Paper Heart Baskets.

Danish paper heart baskets

Traditionally, Danish woven paper heart baskets are brought out to trim Christmas trees and hang in windows as signs of welcome throughout Scandinavia. But why limit their charm to the winter holiday season when almost every paper stash offers unlimited potential and possibility - woven hearts for every season and in every color?

Recycle Pop Cans Into Easy and Cheerful Plant Markers and Garden Decor

plant/seedling markers

New plant markers for the garden!

Inspired by Annette at "by Annette" - you might remember the plant markers she made for me! Her excellent tutorial for how to make them is here!

These are totally simple to do! This whole set took just an hour to make.

Recycled Aluminum Cans Are Perfect Plant Markers

Plant tags made by Annette

Check out my beautiful plant markers! A gift from Annette!

 Visit her blog "by Annette" where you will find an excellent tutorial for making your very own set of plant markers using recycled aluminum pop cans!

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