Thursday, January 29, 2015

Make Templates Using Christmas Cards and Gift Cards

Recycle unwanted Christmas cards, or any gift card, into crafting templates.

Use the front for other crafts (click on the label "Christmas Cards" for ideas), and use the back for the template.

Cards are typically strong enough for this use.

1.  We printed a template pattern from the internet, and cut the pattern from paper.   You can skip this step if you wish to use a stencil or hand draw your pattern.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wooden Spool Christmas Ornament ~ Perforated Paper for Embroidery

I was gifted a bag full of wooden spools that belonged to my mother, and wanted to make something with them.  If you are lucky to have antique wooden spools (about 1 inch tall), this pattern is my favorite so far.  You can also purchase wooden spools at most craft stores, if you do not have antique wooden spools to use.

To make these, you will need to know how to sew yo-yo's using fabric and thread.

The book you will need is:

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tape Dispenser Ring Christmas Tree Ornament

Tape dispenser rings can be created into these unique handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments. Click on "read more" to see how to make them.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tape Dispenser Ring Christmas Tree

Create these adorable decorations for Christmas, by recycling empty tape dispenser rings.

Items Needed:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Magnetic Clipboard with Note Pad and Pen

I had been gifted with a box of fabric scraps from a few people who sew often.  I decided to create these fun magnetic clipboards.   If you are raising a family, you might be finding it difficult to keep a pen in one place for notes.  I found this works pretty good.  You can add a string to make sure pen and clipboard don't get separated as well.  I tied another scrap of fabric to the top for additional decoration.
Items needed:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Recycled Coffee Display


I purchased this stand at a SCRAP store that had closed many years ago.  We used it in our barn to hold tools etc.  However, It was getting a bit destroyed from wear and tear. (don't forget to click on "read more")