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I love finding ways to turn everyday common items, which would otherwise go into the garbage, into beautiful items that everyone can enjoy! So… when I came across a gal who was making beautiful beads from recycled newspaper, I had to share the idea with you! When I saw Helen’s beautiful beads, I asked her if she would mind sharing how she made them. After hearing from her, I realized that the methods used for these beads, were the exact same methods that I have used for several different projects including; costumes, handcrafted paper, and sculpted home decor items.
Place a cloth or towel on your work surface before flipping your frame over onto it to prevent any scratches on your new paint. I prefer staples as this lets the screen stay nice and tight, and is a lot easier. However, if the wood on your frame isn't thick enough, the staples will go through the wood on the other side.
Note from Design Mom: I asked Kate of Mini Eco to create a Back to School themed project for us to try. I think making beads out of colored pencils is brilliant! Wouldn’t these beads be fun for your elementary school-ers to string for a class project? It would also be a fun activity at an art-themed birthday party. Here’s Kate: Lately I have become a little addicted to making (and wearing) colored pencil jewelry.
Welcome to all my new readers from Sew, Mama, Sew - so thrilled to have you all here!!! I took full advantage of winter break at my parents' house. They have a spacious garage chock full of every tool imaginable, and I was in heaven. I took the dogs out for a walk to the park one afternoon and found a couple perfect branches, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make these darling little buttons! Materials:
UPDATE PART 2: My Jewelry Organizer won the Elmer's Spring Creation Contest. I'm absolutely thrilled. Aside from receiving a visa gift card for winning, I also had the privilege of drawing 3 more winners from the comments via random.org to each receive an Elmer's DIY kit. The winners were: April , Barbara (VinoLuci) , and Bestie . UPDATED: This giveaway has closed.
Here is an easy way to display jewelry that can cost less than $1 to make. Jewelry trees can be purchased at retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond and Urban Outfitters . Urban Outfitters has more than eight different kinds of jewelry trees, including the Little Birch Jewelry Stand shown below. They are handy and stylish but can run $20 to $40. The do-it-yourself version involves finding a real tree branch, painting it and displaying as is or putting it on a stand. The first example is from Connie at the blog A Sweet Concoction.