Recycled Crafts

Busted Again! More Trash and More Stash!

Unlike so many of you, I don't have a huge stash of fabrics!  Every scrap I have (except for the felt collection  of course) fits into this lovely box which measures 15"X15"X15".  I don't have much room left for new fabrics, so I had the idea that it would be really helpful if I had a separate container for the small bits and scraps that accumulate following every project.

Recycle A Cardboard Canister into A Treasure Box

I am not sure yet what I am going to store in my new box!  Maybe beach treasures, maybe embroidery floss, crafty supplies....  Who knows!  What I do know is that I love my new treasure box!

The whole thing started when I won Heather's giveaway recently on Dollar Store Crafts.  The prize - a packet of micellaneous bits and pieces of paper scraps from a little place called Scrap!

Tutorial for hanging your Mod Podge Lanterns

This little tutorial is for Meg!  She wrote me asking how to make the hanging system for the little Mod Podge lanterns.

Thank you for asking, Meg.  I never thought about that part!  I was way too excited playing with my Mod Podge!

So... here is a simple way to make a hanger for your lanterns!

Tools are simple! 

1. I like to use 16 gage wire because it is still fairly easy to bend but it holds it's shape well.

Butterfly Mobile Made from Aluminum Pop Cans

Super simple way to recycle those ubiquitous aluminum pop cans!  Turn them into a mobile of fluttering butterflies!

Making the mobile is fairly easy and quick, but figuring out how to get the butterflies to remain horizontal while suspended from the support string was a big pain.  The reason I wanted the butterflies to remain horizontal while suspended is that I wanted them to gently flutter or tip from side to side in the breeze.

Mod Podge and Food Coloring Make Beautiful Reuse Music Together

 

I am loving the pastel colors of these spring time lanterns - a little reuse project I have been playing around with lately!

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