I had a hard time photographing this so you could see how cool it is. I painted an old tomato cage black and then using wire I wove dream catchers. I bent the bottom wires so it will stand up and finally added some feathers. I think this will look great in the garden or on the patio.
If you look around your kitchen you will probably find a lot of these plastic bread clips. I glued a strip of velum paper printed with my niece Comilla's artwork and now they make great bag clips for party favors.
You could take any piece of wood or stick and make it into a hanger. I used driftwood that I painted and stenciled and drilled a hole for the wire. It will make a great display hanger for clothes or jewelry or scarves.
This would be great at a baby shower or birthday party. Everyone has a few of those kids meal toys around. I glued a folded piece of plastic to each one so it can hold a name or business card or picture or whatever. Thanks Myrna for the plastic pieces cut from the bottom of your new blinds.
Flat tires are to be expected when you ride a bike, so what do you do with the tubes? I cut this one with a pinking scissors into one long strip and made it into a bracelet by winding it around my wrist.
I needed to keep the dogs on the porch with a gate so I took two discarded oven racks, painted them and then attached them to the side rails with O hooks and wire loops. It work great for my dogs because they don't try to get through it - because they could if they really tried. See how Mattie just stops, and it looks great..
For this cute little refrigerator magnet I hollowed out a wine cork, added a little copper tape trim and glued on a magnet. It is just right for sprigs of lavender. And it doesn't have to be the refrigerator that you attach it to.
Furoshiki is a Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be used to carry things, decorate packages or protect things or even clothing. There are many cool ways to use it and I would encourage you to google it to find charts with different wrapping techniques. In that tradition I used a pretty dish cloth and wrapped a kleenex box. Isn't it pretty?
These light fixture globes are plentiful at the thrift stores. I took a couple of them and dripped glass stain inside then perched them on painted tin cans. Adds a little dazzle to my neglected garden.
This was made to be made into a hanging votive. The screw holes are perfect to string a beaded cord through and the shape and texture are perfect for putting a lighted candle into. I love this hanging from the tree on the deck. This would probably have made a great planter too but I really like how the candle glows in it.
Today marks the start of the second half of my 365 day challenge. Wow. Thank you all for all your support. Every time I think "what am I going to do next?" I seem to find more projects to try. It is a fun adventure and challenge!
I know this looks a little Wilma Flintstone but it is actually really cool. I wrapped re-freezable ice cubes in cloth and then made them into a necklace. I put the whole thing in a plastic bag in the freezer and when I put it on it really feels cool and refreshing.
This is art meets function! I took two picture frames without glass and put in screening. I made a hinge on the bottom with duct tape and added cut up corks on the back so when it hangs in your window it won't scratch it and the air will flow around the herbs better. It looks awesome in the window and the herbs drying smell great. I really love it!
So simple yet so pretty. It is just a scrubby from the dollar store that I unrolled and slipped on a plain jar. One package will cover several jars so how inexpensive is that for party decor. They come in gold too.