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Freshly Picked: How to Make Origami Lights - StumbleUpon. Creative and Crafty Organizing: Creative Ways to ReUse Old Pictures. Blog: Creative and Crafty Organizing If you put pictures into scrapbooks, how often do you find that you don't use all the pictures? Inevitably, we end up tossing them or sticking them into a photo box to never been seen from again. I was reading a great article the other day that gave some great ideas of how to use those unused pictures, without having to toss them.

With the holidays quickly approaching, it might be fun to make a few gifts with pictures... One idea that I have implemented at our house, is creating a stash of pictures for the kids to use. Diane's ideas are: 1. 2. 4. Diane Boykas, founder of , a great place for kid friendly craft ideas! Pac-Man Shelves. Wood Block Picture Collage. Bottle-Cap Magnets and Thumbtacks. Functional Found Art Assemblage- Clock. My father worked in advertising for 30 years.

Functional Found Art Assemblage- Clock

He has always been a very creative person. In fact, he began his professional life as an art director before being promoted to creative director. If you watch the new show Trust Me, perhaps this will mean something to you: My father had Eric McCormack's job. Though advertising wasn't his life dream, he turned out to be pretty darn good at it. Maybe you remember "Peter, youre home! Anyway, after retirement, dad was able to truly exercise his creative muscles.

One series which has garnered a lot of attention from friends and neighbors is his line of folksy Functional Found Art Assemblages (known to the rest of us as clocks). Be sure to read all the steps before you start, as the steps are not necessarily chronological so much as logical. Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom: Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art.

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Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom: Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art

Since this project was originally published on The Sitcom in December 2010, it has been my most popular project by far. Who knew that a bunch of toilet paper tubes and an idea would become so big? You can now find the full tutorial and FREE patterns on Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom here: Faux Metal Wall Art I want to personally thank all my readers for making my Faux Metal Wall Art so popular!

It is an incredible honor to be included in this magazine! A similar project to check out would be my Faux Metal Filigree Frame. For more tutorial fun, please check out my Tutorial Page. Signing you up! If you enjoyed this post... Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness!

So, it's been a while since I've made anything Craftster-worthy, but my husband and I busted out the Dremel tool a few days ago and we made this: It's a pair of curtains made out of old Kodachrome slides!

Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness!

I'm really interested in photography, and will buy old cameras in antique and thrift stores in order to develop film that's inside of it. From time to time, I'll find collections of old slides and will buy those, too. Last fall, driving back from vacation, we stopped at an antique store outside of Kansas City and I found a box of a ton of old slides, mostly Kodachrome, from the 50s and 60s. Map Hearts. Song Lyric Wall Art.

A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.

Song Lyric Wall Art

I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home. Enjoy.... Here's how I did it... I displayed our piece in our bedroom, on Jeremy's side of the bed. DIY {clothes pin magnets} As a little gift to the girls that attended the dress making brunch (previous post), I made them each a set of clothes pin magnets.

DIY {clothes pin magnets}

I found the idea on the Pin and Paper blog. I thought it was an appropriate gift for for the brunch for these reasons: 1. Clothes pins can be a reminder of the dresses we made, but more importantly the little girls they will be going to 2. 3. Step 1: Cut your paper. I changed though and found it easier to cut the paper to the correct size before gluing it to the clothes pin. Step 2: Glue paper to pin using Mod Podge. After dry, put another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper Step 3: In a well ventilated area attach magnets to the clothes pins using E6000 or another strong adhesive. The Final Product If you aren’t a DIYer or just don’t have the time to make them, you can purchase sets from Pin & Paper’s etsy site. Crayon Hearts. Paper quilt.

Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror. My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it.

Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror

For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere. And for weeks now, with every stop in the paint department, I couldn’t help but notice how those paint stir sticks might just make a very cool version of this decorative favorite.