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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.