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Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn. Recently a commenter asked what they could do with all the old newspapers they had piling up.

Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn

With enough time, patience, and newspapers you can create newspaper yarn. From the design studios of Greetje van Tiem and her “Indruk” project she can purportedly spins 20yds of “yarn” from a sheet of old newspaper. Similar to our post on Plarn, newspaper yarn can be woven into varying degrees of complexity to construct anything from curtains, to rugs, netting throws, or even upholstery. Its strength may be slightly less that of yarn but when spun tightly and woven into something like a mat the newspaper yarn is a durable and functional structure.

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Image detail for -Upcycled Design Lab Blog: Plastic Bottles and Containers. The "Times" They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper. May 3rd, 2012 Email.

The "Times" They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

Dye Easter Eggs With Silk Ties. Use thrifted silk ties wrapped around eggs to dye them with beautiful and stunning patterns!

Dye Easter Eggs With Silk Ties

Project from Martha. Project Materials: Raw eggs, on handSilk ties, blouses, or boxers, on hand or thriftedCheesecloth, old nylon stockings, or old cloth to cover silk-wrapped eggs, on hand or $1Yarn, string, or another method for closing the wrap around the eggs, on hand3 Tablespoons of vinegar, on hand. 50 Recycled T-Shirt Tutorials. IHeart Organizing. How to make an Outdoor Candle Lantern Inexpensively.

Last week I made a candle chandelier for my deck.

How to make an Outdoor Candle Lantern Inexpensively

It looks so pretty when lit, but the rest of my yard was looking kind of neglected. I was determined to find a way to spread some more candle light around the yard to balance the light and provide more ambiance. I used to have Tiki torches, but they unravel and have to be filled up with oil that makes a mess. S'more Squares in a Jar - Mixes in a Jar.

Mushroom Shelf Tutorial! I'm ever so sorry for putting this tutorial off for so long!

Mushroom Shelf Tutorial!

Alas, I was nudged into action by a reader who had been patiently waiting for this since my first mushroom shelf post back in December (yikes! I'm so sorry!) Please accept my most sincere apologies and lets do just jump right into this! One's active participation in this tutorial is rather dependent on access to suitable mushroom specimens, and while I regret that I'm unable to offer any specific advice on where to go looking, do just keep a keen eye in the trees (up and down the trunks, specifically) the next time you are out on a ramble through a forested area, and your diligence may well be rewarded. ✥ DIY Paper Mache Letters ✥ So this is like a Pinterest challenge, times 2!

✥ DIY Paper Mache Letters ✥

I have been in love with this whole pic for the longest time. Not just for the ombre dresser, but also the giant B- this blog ain't called from Gardners 2 Bergers for nothin' yo! Magazine Articles. How to Make Floating Candles Part II. I thought I’d give you just a quick and easy way to create some floating candles this weekend.

How to Make Floating Candles Part II

A little project that has immense reward with very little effort. Almost none in fact. Something even easier than what I showed you yesterday with How to Make Floating Candles Part I. All you need are tea lights, which I’m sure 90% of you have right now, and one little tip. Take your tea light. Pop it out of the tin cup and flip the candle over. Light another candle. The important tip! Drip some wax over the base of the tea light, covering the metal thingamabob holding the wick. This seals the candle and stops it from taking in any water (which would put it out). Do NOT remove the metal thingamabob from the bottom of the candle. Stick your candles in a bowl and admire. When they’re prepped like this, the candles will stay lit for at least 2 hours.

If you don’t use this little tip and you just stick the tea light in the water without sealing it, they’ll go out in about 15 minutes. A3_LOK-110072-ribbon_scarf_v6_ap_jb. 40+ Free Cowl & Neck Warmer Patterns: {Knitting. Caron.com Slip ‘n Twist: Skill level marked as easy. Finished size measures approximately 32″ wide x 16″ long. Lightweight & Delicate: Stretchy, cozy and generously sized. This is very versatile and can be worn a few different ways. mylittlecitygirl.com closeknitportland.blogspot.ca Seed Stitch: Made with circulars, is 10″ high by about 32″ around.

Cotton Seeds: Wonderfully versatile, it can be worn loose, wrapped around once, or twice – depending on your mood, or the weather. Christmas Display Ideas. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time weekend projects Ages all-ages Let the sun shine in through a few of these glittery window clings. Homemade Hand Cream. Sometimes those taking my classes bring me gifts. Gifts are never expected but are always appreciated .. especially the ones that have special meaning . . like things people who read the blog know I collect.

Homemade gifts are always special too. Last week a lady gave me a little Glad container of homemade hand cream. This may be TMI but my feet crack . . badly! It’s probably because I hate wearing shoes and am almost always barefooted. The lady gave me the recipe for it and mom and I made a batch last night. Homemade Hand Cream: Easy Candle Upcycle. How to Make Your Own Alcohol Ink. Salt Dough Starfish Garland. Salt dough is a great medium for making these realistic-looking starfish. We decided to hang them on a piece of jute to make a really cute garland for one of our boys' nautical-themed bedroom. They would also make great Christmas ornaments for a nautical tree. What You Need:Salt Dough: Mix 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour, 1 Cup Salt, and 3/4 to 1 Cup of WaterJute or Heavy TwineToothpicksHow You Make It:Take a chunk of the dough and roll it into a ball.

Onto a lightly floured surface (to prevent sticking), use hands to flatten ball.Once you have your circle of dough, use a toothpick to press marks into the dough where the arms of the starfish will be (or are they legs?????) Remove dough between markings and use hands to round and shape the starfish form.Use toothpick to make long indentation in center of each leg and to poke small holes up and down arms of starfish.Poke hole in top of starfish (we used the non-pointy end of a ball point pen). Etceteras: yarn bowl. Day 3 of my paper mache paste craft-a-thon. You can see my first two projects here and here.

After I finished both of those projects, I still had plenty of paper mache paste left. So, I threw a bunch of yarn into the paste to make this bowl. I remembered reading about making yarn bowls by wrapping the yarn dipped into glue around a balloon. I wanted my bowl to have more of a bowl shape and flat bottom so I wrapped saran wrap around the outside of a mixing bowl. e1.interweave. Faux Stained Glass. All Thumbs Crafts. How to transfer inkjet images to wood. MSC Paint. "Stained Glass" Votive Holders. Magic Braided Leather Tutorial.

Create Your Own Lace Pottery.