Friday, April 30, 2010
These curtains hooks make a wonderful hook, when decorating thehome for a holiday. During Christmas you can hang small wreaths or other decorations on a lamp shade. The hook may not slide over every lamp shade. Thinner lamp shades work best. Make sure your hook is not near the light source.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Glue a recycled plastic cap to the center of a recycled CD for a circle template. We used E6000 glue and a recycled plastic syrup bottle. The cap gives the template a simple handle to pick the CD up more easily. It can be used to trace circles for craft and sewing projects. Store it with other templates.
Use directions on the glue for proper application and drying times. We left our CD sit on top of a upside down recycled plastic lid to catch any glue while it was drying (that may drop from the center of the CD).
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Make a Snowman Kit for yourself or to give to others. These are so simple to make.
What you need:
-plastic pizza box lid support device
-black patio paint (can be foun in small bottles in most craft paint sections)
-protective work surface
-Optional: matte or glossy sealer spray
Step 1:Wash and dry your plastic pieces.
Step 2: With a smaller paint brush, paint a coat of black paint to the top of the plastic piece, making sure to not paint the edges of the legs that appear at the top edges. This will keep your painted part completely round. Allow to dry and paint a second coat. Allow to completely dry.
Step 3: Box them up for a snowman kit. When the snowman is built, you gently push the legs of the plastic piece into the snowman, creating eyes, mouth, and even snowman buttons. Save and use year after year.