Box Made from Outdated Business Cards

original publishing date: 20/06 2001 Like everybody I have old business cards lying around and don’t quite know what to do with them. I use them as small note papers for lack of a better idea. That’s when I came across a site, I can’t…

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Plastic Placemat As Canvas for Moon And Sun Paintings

sleeping moon painted on a plastic placemate

I like to use items not designed for the medium I am using and create something original. That often means recycling something or other. Here I used stained glass patterns for the designs, craft paint, liquid fabric paint and plastic placemats. I made these a long time…

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From Beaded Car Seat Cover to Wall Hanging

I thought wood beaded car seat covers looked cool and bought some. Unfortunately they did not last very long and started to fall apart. There were constantly loose beads in the car. So I packed them way in a bag for future use. Recycle the…

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Pendant Made from Safety-pins

I came a cross a pendant made with safety-pins and just had to see if I could make one myself. I looked through my craft stash and found that I already had all the materials to experiment.I’ve created this native looking pendant with small, gold…

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Clothes Pin Wishing Well

One day while browsing through a craft magazine I saw that somebody used clothes pins to cover the outside of a container. That gave me the idea to make miniature wishing wells. Material clothes pins small containers, shaving foam or hairspray lids glue gun craft…

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Homemade Envelopes from a Square Template

Make your own recycled envelopes from calendars or magazine pages from a 8.5 inches square pieces of paper. I was making some envelopes when I realized that I could do it much easier without a lot of calculations and depending on the original picture size…

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Love CD Valentine

Creating this unusual Valentine’s gift in 2002 was easy while playing in my graphics program to create the design and then mounting it on a CD. The text of the design is the song “the Rose”. The full lyrics are on the back of the…

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