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Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines

Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines
Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License - Copyright © LimonadaPhoto Used Under a Creative Commons License - Copyright © Limonada Lost in a stack of magazine piles? Does your periodical collection make you a nominee for the tv show Hoarders? Love the eco-chic look? Going Green? Perhaps, you simply can't bear to part with your beloved magazines?

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Pita Bread Recipe This pita bread recipe makes amazingly soft and fluffy pitas. If you’re in the U.S. and are used to the cardboard rounds sold at supermarkets here as “pita bread,” you’ll be amazed once you try the real thing. The yeasty, delicious aroma, the chewy texture and the delicate taste will get you hooked immediately. There’s one caveat though: once you try these, you won’t be able to go back to eating supermarket cardboard pita. The dough in this pita bread recipe is mixed by a bread machine. I own a Sunbeam bread machine, and the small investment (around $50) was very much worth it. How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall.

Tutorials Hola there! Here you can find an organized list of all my tutorials, projects and printables. I want to point out that I am no sewing expert and have no formal education in either sewing or English (Spanish is my native language) So I might not always use the correct terminology or best technique, I am always learning too! It might not always be perfect, but it’s sure a lot of fun! All of my tutorials and printables for personal use only, if you want to sell items made with these tutorials please purchase a Limited Production License. If you blog them, please do not share the complete post and share a link crediting back to the post and DO NOT link directly to downloads, please read my Site Policy and Contact me if you have questions, hope you all enjoy!

Paper Twine So, I stumbled on this tutorial the other day and felt inspired. I don't happen to have a spindle, or any yarn making experience but I thought I might want to try making some decorative twine out of an old magazine I had sitting around. What you see here is the result. I made a little card to wrap my twine around out of a cereal box. You really do need something to wrap around as you go, or the paper has trouble holding together. I think this would be great to wrap around a gift instead of ribbon, and is a nice way to re-use an item many of us read through once and then get rid of (though truth be told, I'm horrible about keeping magazines around forever).

ArtThink Describes subject matter that is presented in a brief, simplified, often distorted manner, with little or no attempt to represent images realistically. In La ngresse blonde (The Blond Negress) Brancusi dramatically simplifies a woman's face, delineating only her hair and lips. Mondrian's New York City 2 reduces and abstracts the appearance and energy of the city to a series of lines. Constantine BrancusiLa Négresse blonde (The Blonde Negress)1926bronze (polished)Gift of Agnes E. Meyer and Elise Stern Haas©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Piet MondrianNew York City 2 (unfinished)1941oil and tape on canvasPurchased through a gift of Phyllis Wattis©Mondrian/Holtzman Trust, c/o Beeldrecht / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-)

Mailbox Peak Featured In: Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region, by Dan A. Nelson and Alan L. Bauer. Buy the full book, including maps, elevation profiles, photos, and more: Headband Refashion Our headband had a flower that was starting to look a little tired and worn so we made it new again! This braided ribbon could embellish many things— a hair clip would be cute too! These headbands would make great handmade gifts for little girls to make each other! Woven Ribbon Headband Gather a headband and about 4 1/2 yards of ribbon. Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom: Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art Looking for the 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!

Recycled Craft: Portable Art Case I have a couple of budding artists in my house, and it seems like we have projects and materials spread all over the house. I consider this a good thing- but I still wanted to contain the supplies a bit, and in a fun way. I made this custom art suitcase out of a thrifted book. Sewing Tutorial: Turtle Pincushion {With Pattern} As written here a few weeks ago that I have a new plan for Greeny & Pinky – the turtle pincushion pattern, I keep my promise and make good of it….. ***drum roll**** Please welcome….. COMBO Turtle Pincushion with Sewing Kit There are compartments to keep scissor, thread and some sewing needles in a proper place [Click "Next" on the photo browser above, picture 5 shows the compartments, or you can scroll down to see the step by step photos below]. It even has a pair of needle finding flippers.

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