Sunday, March 30, 2014

Suitcase Cat Bed

There are many locations on the internet, that give you instructions on building one of these.  I won't be repeating the steps, but I will be showing you the progress of our own cat bed.

 We were spring cleaning, and . . .

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Muffin Tin Center Piece ~ Candle Holder

We were once again spring cleaning, and came across this old muffin tin.  We recycled it into a center piece with candles.

I simply spray painted it red (simply what we had on hand), and let it dry.  I placed a candle in each muffin cup, and used it for a center piece.  

You could spray paint these in any color combination, and possibly add painted embellishments.  You could also create a speckled look by using a white paint and brush to splatter over a darker base coast.  

If you have leftover red spray paint, you may also like:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Recycling Old T-Shirts ~ Shaggy Dog Rug

Book: Alternacrafts, by Jessica Vitkus
Craft: Shaggy Dog Rug

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How to Make Fire Starters Using Walnut Shells and Cardboard Egg Cartons

Items needed:
~ cracked walnut shells (we used English walnut shells)
~ string (garden or other cotton string)
~ scissors
~ cardboard egg cartons
~ beeswax
~ grater (if you are using a block of beeswax) and double boiler

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Tip on Drying Dyed Easter Eggs

Did you use a lot of transparant tape to wrap your holiday presents with?  If so, you probably ended up with empty tape dispensers.  Save those plastic rings.  Click on "read more" to read.....

Monday, December 9, 2013

Recycled CD Christmas Tree Ornaments

These CD ornaments are fun to create.  They can be glued together by adults, and decorated by kids.  Click on "read more" to read. . . .

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Recycled Lid Christmas Tree Ornament

Many of you may remember my post on making a "barnyard" lid ornament, and this is similar to that, but using other photos and techniques.

Items needed: