Recycled Crafts

Indian Corn and Colorful Dyed Pumpkin Seed Necklaces

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This is not how this post was supposed to go!

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THIS was what I had planned. A two picture, very quick post about letting your kids make necklaces, hat bands, or bracelets out of Indian Corn and squash or pumpkin seeds!

Celebrating Christmas in July with an Easy Little "How-to" for Making Snowmen

P1070701 I just finished making my very first snowman. He has been smiling at me from my desk for two days now! I can't help but smile back and return to what I am doing in a happier mood.

I must admit, I have become a fan of snowmen only recently, having been a collector of Santas for over 25 years. At first, I was quite offended as manufacturers began replacing my beloved Santas with snowmen as the collectible symbol of the season. (Snowman, of course, appeal to a wider audience).

Celebrating Mid-Summer with Recycled Aluminum Cans!

Garden Art!  Sun mobile made from the aluminum can bottoms left over from the butterfly mobile.

The idea of making little suns was inspired by Midsummer Celebrations.  Midsummer is celebrated around the world near the summer solstice - the longest day of the year. This link will give you some idea of how many cultures celebrate.

Repurposing Tin Cans Again! Make a Shimmering Candle Wall Sconce.

Another project using tin and aluminum cans from my trash stash!

I again turned to mid-1800's New Mexican tin work for my inspiration for this wall sconce. 

Busted One More Time! Sewing Notion Storage from My Crafty Stash

A little mushroom village designed to hold my sewing notions and buttons,

'cause after all, 20 years is long enough of this!

I started out with these... from - you know - my famous trash stash!

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