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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Video Tape Owl

My husband was cleaning the video tape drawer and was going to throw out old ones. That made me think of ways to recycle the tapes. I found a leftover roll of drawer liners. I made to underside of the tape the top. The flap…

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Pin Cushion from a Sock

Next I needed a pin cushion for my beading needles and I wanted it to be smaller. I found that I had a single acrylic white sock in my laundry room. Sock Pin Cushion #1 Sock is right side out Size: 1.5 inches in diameter,…

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Pin Cushion from a Knit Tie

I needed a new pin cushion as my current one is made from felt and I just can’t stick my wool needles into it. Then when I was cleaning out the closets I came across an old knitted yellow tie from my husband. He’s not…

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Box Made From Audio Tape Cases

I found a box full of empty audio tape covers and was trying to figure out what to do. Then one day inspiration struck and these are the result of my experimentations. Even though this is not my first creation it is the one that…

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CD Case Calendars

These unique calendars are made from a plastic CD case with the CD holder part removed. I made 2 versions. a desktop version to stand on your desk or table a wall hanging version to hang on the wall Here you can find instructions on…

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Frame from Floppy Disks and Ink Caps

I had a dilemma about what to do with all those old floppy disks and the caps from my canon printer ink. Then one day inspiration struck. The opening in the ink caps was perfect for screw and nut. So by wedging a floppy disk…

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Floppy Frame Postcard Calendar

This very unique calendar is made from floppy disks with popsicle stick frames, paper clips connect the disks and make the hanger. The month pictures are printed on photo paper and can be used afterward as postcards. Each calendar is a one of a kind…

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