Unique Handmade Envelopes

Make your own unique recycled envelopes from catalogs, calendars, magazine pages or maps. Minimum image size needed is 10×8 inches, but preferred is 11×8.5 inches. Download the PDF template here: handmade recycled envelopes instructions Print the black and white template on the second page of the…

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Greeting Card Houses

In Dec 1998 and I found another use for CDs. Martha Stewart Living had a miniature village segment on Dec 15, 1998. It showed how to make small houses with a wooded base (original house size 9-inches). It is now 2014 and if found this page…

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From Winter Boot to Flower Pot

A long time ago when my daughter’s winter boots ripped where the fabric was attached to the rubber part after only a short time of wear, I just couldn’t throw them out. So they sat around for a while until I could think of a…

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Video Tape Inukshuk

Living in Canada where the Inukshuk is a symbol of the North, it was only natural to create a Inukshuk out of something different than the usual rock. Having discovered that I had a whole bunch of video tapes that were ancient I needed something…

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Box Made from Outdated Business Cards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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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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