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") 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cup/Mug Coasters ~ Canning Lids and Screw Bands

I noticed that many of my canning screw bands needed replaced.  After so many years of canning, they started to rust and bend.  I decided to recycle some into cup coasters.

Items needed:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stitched Note Cards

Use up scrap pieces of embroidery floss and small pieces of scrap cardstock to make these handmade cards.  The backs of the stitched pieces are never seen.

Items needed:

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