These circles are made by heat fusing bubble wrap and then cutting out and dipping the edge in silver paint. The process is the same I used for heat fusing plastic bags. They have a very pretty look and attached to a silver chain make a striking necklace.
I really have a lot of buttons. I made this by covering a Styrofoam ball with pieces of a felted sweater then used fancy pins to add the buttons. Of course this vase that I found at the Salvation Army Thrift Store is a perfect base.
That old Rolling Stone t-shirt was in the resale bin and now it is a really cool apron. I cut it up and resewed it, then turned up the bottom for pockets and added some of the writing from the back. Then I added some red apron strings made from another t-shirt. The cook is styling now!
This turned out great! The top of the pillow is made from a t-shirt that I cut into strips and gathered and then sewed onto another piece of t-shirt material. I lined it with some flannel from an old pair of jammies. Then I backed it with more t-shirt material and sewed it all together. I stuffed it with plastic bag pieces from other projects.
Whole tiny villages can be made from cardboard boxes. These are cut from a pasta box and are only a couple of inches tall. I put them together with masking tape and then covered them with the masking tape. Then I painted with gesso and used sharpies for detail.
Holy crap!! I have made it to 100! Only 265 more to go. Can I do it? I hope so. Today's post is another nest - it IS Easter season. This is simply a crocheted doily from the thrift store that I stiffened and shaped over a bowl. Just add shredded paper for grass and some eggs. The bunnys I made a while ago out of fleece and scrap fabric. Very cute.
I used the pointy tip of a wood burning tool to create the holes in the plastic. It was finally nice enough day to work outside because the fumes from melting plastic is probably not good. Anyway it makes a pretty bangle.
This vase is made from a pop bottle, cardboard, hot glue, Styrofoam, paint and Spackle. The flower is one of the bottle flowers from a previous post. You can never have enough vases for all the spring flowers.
Spring is finally here and the birds are making their nests. I made this one out of machine shredded newspaper and diluted paste. It would look nice with decorated eggs. Happy birthday to my sister Joni in Colorado!
These are so easy and you can really have fun with them. They are made from water and juice bottles that I painted just the outside then cut in half and cut to make pedals. If you layer the paint you will get a different color on the inside and the outside.
This is made from a double pull, open bottom - from a jacket - zipper. I cut the fabric away from the teeth and sewed them to make a loop. I then added a lobster claw clasp to the bottom pull and added a nest pendant that I had made. Both pulls are functional so the necklace can be worn many ways and with different pendants or charms. A lobster claw clasp could be added to the top pull for more danglers.
I have lots of old silverware. I decorated these forks with some reclaimed copper wire and some paper beads I've made then bent the tines so they can hold a card or nameplate. They look great in a gift plant.
A lot of plastic cups are no.6 plastic - the same as Shrinky Dinks. I cut up an orange and pink cup and a green and yellow cup, added some detail with a sharpie pen, and then shrunk them in the oven. What I got are these cool discs for pendants or bangles.
Everyone has seen sock monkeys, but have you seen the sock monkey bottle cozy? I used the same socks and made the monkey face on the heel and here it is. Bring your favorite sparkling juice to the next party in style.
I was going to make a rug using a hula hoop using this weaving method but I thought I should start small. I used a wire hoop for the frame and wove strips of t-shirt to make this cute seat cushion. I am glad I started small because I have a really big hula hoop.