Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 236 August 31 game piece earrings

Monopoly and Clue have fun game pieces.  I made some into a pair of earrings and used some game cards to hang them on. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 235 August 30 mini money belt

For those of us with little money I made a mini money belt for your ankle or wrist.  This is out of t-shirt material and the whole inside is a pocket for your spare change or keys or i.d. It closes with Velcro and is stamped with my own scooter stamp.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 234 August 29 music arm cuff

A little denim and a little t-shirt material make up this cuff.  It closes with Velcro and can be worn on the upper arm for your music listening pleasure.  I stamped the cherry on for a little style.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 233 August 28 water balloon votives

Melt wax and dip a water balloon in repeatedly until you get the thickness you want.  Let it cool and pop and remove the balloon.  Put a small electric flame in  and you have a very cool votive.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 232 August 27 coaster pendants

I really love the flowers pictured on these old coasters, but I never use them so why not wear them?  I added the words and sealed them and glued a loop to the back.  They could be hung from a tree too. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 231 August 26 drink can butterfly

I cut up a drink can into a butterfly shape and added wires and a stick to make it fly.  Cute.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 230 August 25 racket earring rack

I know everyone has one of these in their house because I see them at garage sales all the time.  I painted a few pretty flowers on this one and hung it on the wall.  It makes a great earring rack and so easy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 229 August 24 t-shirt dog cape

If we can make it for humans then we can make it for dogs.  Small t-shirt turned into cape for my super dog.  Isn't she super cute with that fierce look?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 228 August 23 chip bag bag

Wash and turn your potato chip bag inside out.  Now you have another bag to gift wrap or storage.  This one I turned down the top a couple of turns and use it for storing things. It is strong and pretty.  Some chip bags come in really pretty silver and make great gift bags tied with a ribbon or twine.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 227 August 22 little books

These are made from scrap paper bound with small pieces of aluminum cans and embroidery floss. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Day 226 August 21 aquarium bulb live necklace

I took the inside out of an aquarium bulb and made a small terrarium inside with moss.  Then I hung it from a long cord and added the beads I made a while ago and now I have a live necklace.  Cool.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 225 August 20 t-shirt cape

I wish you could see this on because it is really cool for kids.  I took an extra large t-shirt and cut it as shown.  I left the collar to fit over the child's or adults head so the cape can flow behind.  I added a peace turtle but  any super hero symbol will do.  Fun fun fun!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 224 August 19 bamboo windchime

I found another use for the bamboo stick place mats. I painted and drilled them and hung them together.  It makes a very pleasant sound and is pretty too.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 223 August 18 copper wire earrings

The beads are from other deconstructed necklaces and the copper wire is salvaged.  I just hammered the wire and poked holes with an awl to hang with. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 222 August 17 milk jug box

This is a very easy conversion from an empty gallon milk jug to a reusable snack or sandwich box.  All that is needed is scissors and sticky Velcro dots.  You might want to add some cooler stickers than my "3x" but that is what I found first and it decorates it a bit. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 221 August 16 cork and bead garland

This is a great party decoration for the wine drinker in your group. I drilled the corks and strung them on fishing line with some beads.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Day 219 August 14 bedazzled bowling ball

My daughter used to bowl a lot and we went through quite a few bowling balls.  I ended up just stacking them in the garden and they weren't real exciting.  Well now they are.  I glued glass rocks to the one on top and is it dazzling?  Oh yeah. I can't wait until the sun shines on them.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 218 August 13 bamboo stick tree art

I have a bunch of bamboo stick place mats.  I used to use some as curtains in a small window.  I took one apart and made this to hang outside from the tree.  I need a lesson in knots because mine are pretty rough but I like how this looks hanging up.  Any other suggestions on what to do with these sticks?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 217 August 12 rock letters

I like to collect rocks if they have interesting shapes or colors. I stenciled the letters on these rocks and tried to keep true with their shapes.  Peace.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 216 August 11 zipper bracelet

I have done a zipper necklace and brooch and now a zipper bracelet.  This was made from a repurposed zipper and a lobster clasp from an old broken necklace.  A charm could be added to the zipper pull.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 215 August 10 wine cork card holder

I took wine corks and sliced a wedge off the bottom for stability and then cut a slice in the top for a  name card or business card.  I used a bread knife to do the cutting.  This could be very useful for displays.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 214 August 9 origami crane string

These cranes are made from maps and some of the beads are the bottle beads I made yesterday.  I love origami.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 213 August 8 plastic bottle beads

These are fun and easy.  I like to use the thin colored bottles.  I tried adding color with some paper inserted as I rolled them but it didn't work as well.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 212 August 7 redone purse redo

This purse used to have a peace sign on it but now it is completely different.  I painted the handle gold and added a lot of scrap material fringe.  I love it.  This purse might look a bit like a little dog, and as a matter of fact it does shed little hairs, but it is fun.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 211 August 6 scrap beads

I love these beads!  They are made from scraps of the fabric you see in the background and wire and beads and cord and metallic tape.  I used an embossing powder to finish them.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 210 August 5 bottle hurricane lamp

I found this old bottle out in the woods and I cut off the bottom.  I used a bottle cutter and some very helpful instructions on u-tube and I got a pretty clean cut.  It just sits on this base I found at Salvation Army and looks great.  I am going to make a bunch of these for my sons wedding out of wine bottles.  They will look great on the porch during the reception.  I am going to have someone slice a log up for the bases.  Pretty cool.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 209 August 4 tomato cage basket

Same thing but different than a previous post.  I made the top part of the tomato cage into a basket by using wire - lots of wire.  The bottom I reinforced with plastic bag plarn woven in.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Day 208 August 3 pinwheels

Get some squares of paper from your recycle bin, corks, skewers and pins and you can make pinwheels.  So easy and so fun. Make a bunch and decorate for a party.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 207 August 2 bingo ring

I love old games and I found this old bingo set at a thrift store.  "55" is the year I was born so I used that tile to make a ring.  I like it!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 206 August 1 plastic bag wrap bracelet

I made plarn out of plastic bags then twisted to form a tighter cord.  Then I wrapped and glued it around an old ugly kids bracelet and a coat hanger wire bent into a circle.