Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 266 September 30 newspaper feathers

These beautiful feathers are made from the painted newspaper.  I still had some from the flowers I made earlier in the year.  These are very simple but they can add a lot of fun to an arrangement.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 265 September 29 cord keeper

You know how you've got a cord for everything - camera, phone, i-pod to name a few?  I took some magnet sheets and covered them with paper and them glued on a piece of tubing that I sliced down the middle.  The cord will fit into the tubing and you can hang it on your file cabinet or door or metal legs of your table.   Be sure and use a strong magnet if you have long cords.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 264 September 28 drink can flower

I think you can make flowers out of just about anything.  This is made from energy drink cans.  It could be painted or the printed side could be used.  These will make great gift toppers or put on stems to make a pretty bouquet.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 263 September 27 plate tier

Mismatched plates and glasses and bowls glued together into a tier for snacks or cupcakes or whatever.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 262 September 26 butterfly wing pendant

I found a beautiful monarch butterfly beside the road that had been hit by a car but was all there.  I used  the top half of some button covers and painted the inside.  Then I cut the wings to fit and clear coated it.  I was going to use resin to fill it in but mine was dried up.  I glued some jump rings to hang from a cord and I have two gorgeous necklaces.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 261 September 25 dry erase board

Today is my daughter Dana's birthday!  This is a really easy project.  I just took an old picture frame and put some decorative paper in it instead of a picture.  The glass will work as a dry erase board.  Isn't it fabulous?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day 260 September 24 thimble charm

I still have more thimbles.  This one I drilled two holes in for the cord and added beads and little flowers.  You could put a little moss or some artificial flowers in it too.  I like these kind of necklaces to just hang in the window or on a hook on the wall.  You don't have to wear them to appreciate them.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 259 September 23 bike tire feathers

Because I ride my bike a lot I get flat tires.  I made these feathers out of one of my flat tubes.  These are strung on a cord to make a rockin' necklace for my basket.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 258 September 22 thimble necklace

I don't use thimbles when I sew but I have some old and new ones.  This was a plain one that I drilled a hole in the top.  Then I cut some scrap yarn and made a tassel with the thimble and added some beads.  Now I have a pretty necklace.  Nice.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 257 September 21 fruity garland

This will only get better as it dries out more.  I thin sliced apples and oranges and dried them on a screen.  Then I strung them into a garland.  It smells good and looks nice too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 256 September 20 t-shirt shrug

I had a little fun with photo editing on this one.  Dana is wearing a shrug made out of a t-shirt.  It is probably a little big for her but you get the idea.  Very easy and a very cute transformation for a not so cute t-shirt.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 255 September 19 beach glass chandelier

This is made from a lot of beach glass, an old lamp shade frame, and some wire and beads.  It looks pretty cool when it is on. I just hung it from the ceiling light that is there.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day 254 September 18 coke case shelf

I've had this old coke case in the garage forever.  It makes a great wall shelf in my studio with just a few screws.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 253 September 17 scrappy pumpkins

I love pumpkins and I have lots of material scraps.  These are made from an orange denim and some sticks and wire and some stuffing.  I always have stuffing because my dogs are always tearing up pillows. Cute.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 252 September 16 tulle light

Under all this tulle is an old ceiling light cover.  I glued silver and white tulle all over it and then lit it up underneath.  It looks pretty spectacular and several of them would make great party decor.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 251 September 15 chalk board book

This is an old children's board book.  I painted it with chalk board paint but I painted around some of the animal illustrations.  Now you can write your own story and change it when a new story comes to mind.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 250 September 14 envelope bookmark

I cut off the corner off a piece of junk mail's envelope then glued on squares of cardboard from a cereal box.  It could be covered with clear packing tape or pictures used or just use the plain envelope.  Easy bookmark for those of us that don't like to turn over the pages of a book.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 249 September 13 shrunken apple head

Time to start thinking of Halloween and with apple season here I made a shrunken head.  I used a wild apple for this so it is really small but kind of scary?  I love the candy corn frame.  I love candy corn.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 248 September 12 plastic bag bow

I read about someone cutting up plastic bags to make bows.  I just finished fusing a bunch of bags and had cut off the handles.  After I dug them out of the garbage I gathered them together with a piece of wire and this is what I got.  It would look spectacular on a large package or out of several different colors. They could be made smaller too.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 247 September 11 wine bottle bottom bowl

When I was cutting off the bottoms of wine bottles for votives I was left with the bottoms which were concave.  Turning them over makes them great for small objects and I don't have to worry about sharp edges from cutting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 246 September 10 wine cork strip

This would be really cool as a chair rail all the way across a wall but this is just a short version.  I cut wine corks in half and glued them to an old wooden ruler.  Because there were already holes in the ruler it was very easy to screw into the wall.  I can use this to pin notes to and will be working on some cool tacks for a future post.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 245 September 9 poster ball garland

I cut up a movie poster and made it into these cool paper balls.  Then I strung them to make a festive garland.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 244 September 8 golf ball wands

Harry Potter is alive and well on the golf course.  I made these magic wands for a golf outing.  They are just like the ones I made before except I used old golf balls one the ends.  They are for the golfer that could use a little magical help with their game.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 243 September 7 crackle signs

I made these for my son's wedding.  I used scrap board and leftover paint.  To get the crackle effect I painted a layer of diluted white glue and let it dry to tacky before I painted the light color on.  Very shabby chic.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 242 September 6 bra fascinator

We all know what fascinators are from the royal wedding.  I made this one by cutting the cup off an old padded bra and covering it with material.  Then I added tulle and feathers and rhinestones and a brooch at the corner for the finishing touch.  Combs and elastic will hold it in my hair.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 241 September 5 old jewelry flower centers

These hair flowers and sash I made out of scrap satin and tulle.  The flower centers are pieces of broken up old jewelry.  They looked dazzling in the bridesmaid's hair and the sash was for the bride at the reception.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 240 September 4 feather necklace

I love the woods and am always finding feathers.  I wrapped a few with wire to make them into pendants and strung them on a piece of leather.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 239 September 3 cigar case paper case

There are some papers I need to be accessible to me and I tend to lose things in my purse.  I found these old little cigar cases and they work perfectly.  I glued a playing card that I had painted and decoupaged onto the front to make it pretty.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 238 September 2 stone necklace

This is a blue stone I found in Leland Michigan.  It was a simple wrap and knot to make this necklace.  The beads I added make it adjustable.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 237 September 1 chandelier glass sun catcher

I found a bag of chandelier beveled glass pieces and thought they would look cool hanging in a window.  I strung them on wire and added some of my origami stars and some beads.  Some of them I etched with peace symbols. Etching paste is really easy to use.