Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 327 November 30 washer pendants

I used this type of washer before to make a necklace by stamping them.  This time I covered some with material and some with paper and then coated them with a clear finish.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 326 November 29 felt scrap wreaths

The title says it all.  I took small squares of felted sweater scraps and strung them on some heavy thread and made them into small wreaths.  Pretty on the tree.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 325 November 28 candy box makeover

I saved this box because it is round and pretty sturdy.   Now I have added some fabric flowers made from some upholstery material and a gold band by drawing with hot glue and them painting it.  Now it can be used for a gift or maybe to save something special in.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 324 November 27 finger braided bracelets

I used strips of t-shirts and my fingers to make these bracelets.  The one on the left is two fingers and the one on the right four.  You can also use just three.  How cool it that?   I added some cereal box beads for a little color.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 323 November 26 bottle cap coaster

After drilling holes in the sides of some bottle caps, I wired them together.  I put some hot glue on the bottom after I wired it to keep it from scratching a table top.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 322 November 25 scrap wrapped balls

These were made with a glue gun, Styrofoam balls and scraps of fabric.  Nothing gets thrown out in this house so I have to find a use for it.  Well maybe some stuff gets thrown out but not if I find something cool like this to make with it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 321 November 24 paper bead tree ornament

Wire and paper rolled beads and assorted beads are all it takes to make these tree ornaments.  I have lots of beads I've made and posted earlier.  These could be in a circle shape or square or an initial?  I can't wait to hang them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 320 November 23 t-shirt hat

T-shirts again.  The possibilities really are endless.  I made this cute hat entirely out of a t-shirt.  I think it would look cute even with any graphics from the t-shirt on it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 319 November 22 salt shaker snow men

I saw these cute snow men on the cover of Cloth Paper Scissors.  I used salt shakers filled with beads for the bodys,  Styrofoam balls covered with strips of cloth for the heads, thimbles for the hats and assorted trims and stuff  to make them fancy.  Aren't they cute?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 318 November 21 origami tree

I don't think I will ever tire of making things out of music paper.  And that is a good thing because I have a lot.  This tree is in five pieces plus the star on top.  It is very easy and would decorate a table nicely.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 317 November 20 magazine bowl

Making this little bowl I used the same technique as making the magazine rolled beads.  It is just on a larger scale.  I love this.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 316 November 19 bottle tree topper

I see this as looking spectacular on a tree with lights twinkling.  Using the same tecnique as yesterdays icicles I used the top of the bottle as a base and glued the icicles on to make this starburst.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 315 November 18 bottle icicles

These will look great on the Christmas tree.  I cut up a 2 liter bottle into strips and then heating them over a candle twisted them into icicles.  I punched a hole in the top for stringing.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 314 November 17 jeans pocket posies

I just wanted to make some denim roses but they weren't working out but these little posies did.  I put them on some cut out pockets and added leaves and a little paint for highlights and now they will make cute gift packages for gift cards or cash or jewelry or ?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 313 November 16 wine cork ornaments

All I used for these really cool ornaments is wine corks, buttons, beads, wire and old keys.   They will look delightful on my Christmas tree.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 312 November 15 personalized clue game

I remade a Clue Game into a "Hinds Haven't got a Clue Game".  I took an old clue board and made the rooms into rooms that go with my family.. craft room, movie room, family room,etc.  The five people are now family members and the weapons are more pertinent to my family.. wine bottle, paint brush, computer bug, etc.   I made the cards being careful that the backs looked the same and the score sheets.   It is very very cool and fun to play.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 311 November 14 can flag

A little late for Veteran's Day, but isn't every day Veteran's Day?   A cardboard box,  some aluminum cans,  and some glue and paint come together to make this cool American flag. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 310 November 13 magazine envelopes

I took an envelope and opened it up to use as a pattern.  Then I cut the shape out of magazine pages and put them together.  They can be lined with any kind of paper too.  Great for the holidays.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 309 November 12 rice bag bucket bag

Okay so I changed a bag into a bag.. but it is still way different.  My friend Lisa feeds her dogs rice so she has these great rice bags.  They even have a zipper.  I deconstructed it and used it for the outside of this bucket bag.  I made a pocket where the zipper is.  Very cool.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 308 November 11 leg warmers

I put these over boots but they can be worn just for kicking back at home.  All I did was cut a felted sweater -washed to shrink- and sewed it up to make a tube.  You could cut the sleeves off a felted sweater and make a no-sew version but this sweater was a child's size and the sleeves were too small.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 307 November 10 toilet paper roll guys

I saw some faces out of toilet paper rolls done and so I thought I would try it.  It is not as easy as it looked.  His turned out much better, but it was fun and I think I did okay.  They look a bit like Easter Island rocks.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 306 November 9 twine basket

I crocheted this little basket with a really big hook and some thick twine.  Then I added some beads that I made from cardboard and paper.  Cute.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 305 November 8 pop tab bracelet

This is so easy and really fun to make.  It is just pop tabs woven together with some hemp cord.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 304 November 7 drink bottle cubby

This would be great in the bathroom for keeping magazines.  I used three drink bottles and cut off the tops and covered the rim of the open ends with duct tape.  I then glued them together and wrapped some twine around them leaveing a loop to hang it with.  It could be used for sorting mail or important papers too.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day 303 November 6 kristins bouquet

I made the bridal bouquet for my son's wedding.  My mew daughter-in-law loved it.  I made a whole lot of small kusidama flowers and put them on wires.  Then I put some gold and sparkly brooches that I found at garage sales and thrift stores and where ever I could find them and put them on wires.  When I put it together it was a round ball shape and then I wrapped the wires with a strip of gold cloth.  Gorgeous!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 302 November 5 twisted nedklace

I like to make pendants and I need something to hang them from.  I made this necklace and bracelet by ripping a thin strip of scrap material and twisting it until it twists on itself.  Then I knotted it and added a button.  The other end is a natural loop for the button.  You could put several together if you needed a longer one.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 301 November 4 rolled bead ornament

I took some of the paper beads I rolled and put them together with wire and some beads.  It is getting to be time to think of Christmas and these would look good on the tree.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 300 November 3 easy paper garland

This is the easiest garland ever.  I punched circles from some old postcards and them punched little holes to string them.  Great for small children.  Just punch bigger holes for stringing and any paper will work.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 299 November 2 t-shirt flowers

I will just say it again.  I love t-shirt material.  A little twisting and gluing and I embellished some clutches with some pretty flowers.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 298 November 1 bag lady dress

Halloween is over but this costume was a hit.  The Bag Lady's dress is made of fused plastic bags sewn together.  I added a paper bag hat and tea bag earrings.  Cost?  $0.00