How To Make Punched "Tin" Butterflies Punched "tin" butterflies are almost always fluttering about somewhere in my home or garden! I never tire of making them and my enthusiasm has resulted in a rather large collection. (Huge - actually!) So consider this fair warning - they are addictive! In addition to the instructions below, it may be helpful to review the tutorial for making Punched "Tin" Light shields posted last November as the techniques are quite similar. Note: When I make butterflies, I usually use aluminum roof flashing mainly because I bought a 10' roll when I started making butterflies and I still have many feet left to play with!
Recycled Aluminum Flowers Materials and Tools: utility scissors or tin snips colorful aluminum beverage cans envelope claspsawlhammer metal rods or small wooden dowelsnon-permenant markersteel woolhot glue gunthin-guage wire Steps: The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb Ahoy there Hipster Homers! I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures.
Rolled Magazine Vase I'm just going to say it....I LOVE to watch TV. It's a guilty pleasure and I can't live without it even if it eventually ends up rotting my brain. Drop Dead Diva, The Tudors, Glee and Nurse Jackie, these are my favorite shows. Toss in a rerun of Will and Grace and I'm in heaven. In order to ease my guilt about it I always make sure I'm working on a project while I'm perched in front of the boob tube. Repurposing Cans: Candle Wall Sconce Another project using tin and aluminum cans from my trash stash! I again turned to mid-1800's New Mexican tin work for my inspiration for this wall sconce. In keeping with the necessity of using only what was at hand at that time, which included repurposed tin brought over the Santa Fe Trail, I repurposed a large tin can, a tuna can, and an aluminum pop can bottom. I kept my tools very simple - what almost any household would have on hand - a hammer, nail, tin snips, screw driver. In place of solder, I used E-6000 glue.
DIY Upcycled Pop Can & Resin Heart Pendant Do you have a pile of aluminum cans in recycling bin purgatory? Well, if you have been around here long, you know I love to cut my cans and form them into various upcycled jewelry pieces. Today, I am going to show you how I used a coke can, a bezel and some resin to create this fun, one of a kind heart pendant. Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Holidays - StumbleUpon Geodes can be grown without using egg dye. The resulting crystals are clear to milky white, like quartz. While large chicken eggshells are suggested in this process, larger eggshells can be used.
I've been roped in! The terrific Rope Side Table I hope this photo ropes you in to making one of these tables (or at least a version of it). You don't even have to make the base, you could just do a table top if you wanted and that would be terrific, too. On days when I'm feeling a bit lazy but still want to create something, I always opt for something like this which takes time and has the same repetitive motion. Gluing on rope is easy and you can cover almost anything this way. Just take your time and enjoy some good music while you're at it. One suggestion, depending on the kind of rope you buy for this project, wear cotton gloves.
How To Make A Punched Tin Dragonfly Several requests have arrived from the blogiverse for a tutorial for making a punched tin and bead dragonfly. So here it is! NOTES before we start: ** Wiring on the wings is a bit tricky and I have done my best to make the process clear. Easter Cross Made From Recycled Soda Cans Michele Made Me ... do it! To be honest, I had pretty much given up on the idea of doing any more "recycled/reuse" crafting. And then I began following Michele, the brilliant mind behind the Michele Made Me Blog and the Tute 'n Pattern Shop. (I share more of her story here.) As you can see above - she has become my "recycle/reuse" muse renewing my interest in using materials destined for the recycle bin or the dump to create new art of lasting value!
Tiny Polaroid Magnets Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. But nothing like inspiration to wake one out of a reverie — or nightmare, in my constantly sick state. I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets on How About Orange and wanted to do something similar. East Coaster West Coaster Not sure about you but I actually like to have a nice clean coffee table without water stains. Coasters are making a come back! It leads me to ask if they were ever actually out? I think they make an excellent conversation piece and a terrific trinket for your decor. I hope you like these. They are easy to make and you can use any image you like.
Free Plans: TIE Fighter From Aluminum Cans So you want to make an airplane out of Beer Cans & Pop Cans? Well you've come to the right place! I'm so sure that you're going to enjoy making these planes that I'm going to GIVE you your first How-To Booklet absolutely FREE. NO COST OR OBLIGATION. Just CLICK on the little TIE Fighter (at the bottom of this page), and the TIE Starfighter How-To Booklet will open on your computer screen.