Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 113 April 30 bubble wrap necklace

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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 112 April 29 button ball

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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 111 April 28 t-shirt apron

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!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 110 April 27 scrabble picture ledge

Drill holes for screws in a scrabble tile holder and screw it onto the wall.  Easy!  It works great for displaying postcards like this one my sister Jill made and sent to me for Valentines Day.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 109 April 26 t-shirt ruffle pillow

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.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 108 April 25 round zipper pin

I had some zipper left over from another project so I made this pin.  It is simple and cute.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 107 April 24 book bead necklace

I love these beads made from book pages.  They can be time consuming but they turn out great. They are about an inch in diameter.  Strung with other beads on a long chain they complete my Easter outfit.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 106 April 23 cardboard houses

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.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 105 April 22 origami blow up bunnys

Just a few simple folds and a little air and I got a whole bunch of bunnys.  I used magazine paper to make these cute little origami guys.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 104 April 21 planter pin cushion

I bought this little frog planter at a thrift store in Colorado.  At least I think it was a planter.  It is now a pin cushion.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 103 April 20 soft bead necklace

These beads remind me of Easter candy.  They are bits of fiberfill wrapped with fabric strips, singed and beaded.  Then I braided some more of the fabric for cording to keep it all soft and fluffy.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 102 April 19 scrap chics

These would look cute in any Easter basket.  They could be stuffed with rice or beans for bean bags. Don will recognize the scrap fabric from the flowers I posted earlier.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 101 April 18 inseam bracelet

I cut some inseams out of old jeans and inserted wire.  Then I added beads and got these cute wrap bracelets.  Or they might make nice bookmarks?  It is amazing what can be made from old jeans, isn't it?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 100 April 17 doily nest

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.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 99 April 16 pop bottle bowl

I used the same wood burning tool to make this bowl  for my buttons.  And this is the bottom half of the bottle I used for the previous vase. It is great to use it all!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 98 April 15 pop bottle bracelet

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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 97 April 14 bottle vase

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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 96 April 13 newspaper nest

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!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 95 April 12 water bottle flowers

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.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 94 April 11 zipper necklace

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.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 93 April 10 braided headband

I covered a headband with black t-shirt material and then made a thick braid with that same t-shirt.  I attached it to the covered headband and put it on. It looks marvelous.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 92 April 9 fork plant markers

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.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 91 April 8 fork handle

These cupboards didn't have any handles so I bent the tines of an old fork and bent the handle and screwed it on.  I can hang keys from them and know where they are.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 90 April 7 napkin owl

Today is my sister Jill's birthday so this is for her because she used to love owls.  I made this little guy out of an old cloth napkin and some scrap trim.  I love stuffys!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day 89 April 6 plastic cup jewelry

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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 88 April 5 game board box

Game boards are so colorful and I seem to have a few that I don't use so I have been turning them into boxes.  I love this CandyLand one.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 87 April 4 t-shirt belt

I made this belt the same way I made the headband.  The red belt loops were bangle bracelets.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 86 April 3 sock monkey bottle cozy

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.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 85 April 2 t-shirt seat cushion

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.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 84 April 1 fish headband

Today is Poisson d'avril.  In french it is April fish so I made a headband out of t-shirt material featuring a fish.  Doesn't Dana look cute?