Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans November 1st, 2011 I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. What you will need: - Empty drinks cans - Scissors - Craft Knife - Ball point pen or an embossing tool with a fine point - Sharp pointy thing – not sure what the name of this tool is! Step One First you need to get a star shape printed onto paper or card and cut out. Step Two Next you need to cut the tops and bottoms off your drinks can and give the insides a good clean – I used a craft knife to do this as well as scissors – be careful of sharp edges! Step Three Put a bit of sticky tape (rolled up) onto the back of your cardboard star and stick this to the silver side of your can and draw around it – I use my sharp pointy tool to do this but you could also do it with a fine permanent marker. Step Four
25 Ways Of How To Use Pallets In Your Garden Benches, flower pots, tables, small vertical gardens and even canopies covered with plants. All of them can decorate your garden immediately if you know how to make a simple pallet work. After we’ve shown you how to recycle wooden pallets, we thought it would be a great idea to see a bunch of decorative ideas that can beautify your garden. Moreover, they are easy to assemble and prove to be very functional for your future activities! First of all, what you need to do is to find a pallet. Many supermarkets put them in dumpsters before sending to a recycling center, and you can try to get them for free. A wood frame and a lot of pillows – cozy and comfortable! Natural wood or Mediterranean touch? Flowers couldn’t have been planted in a better place. :)
Recycled champagne cork St. Patrick’s Day earrings tutorial I’ve done lots of crafts with regular wine corks and even included some Champagne corks in my designs. Recently I thought why not create some really green earrings from these mushroom shaped corks? There was a cross design on the corks I had but you can easily make these with any champagne corks if you follow this easy tutorial. You will need: Champagne corks Craft knife or X-acto knife Drill with small bit Small awl or nail Small paintbrush Green acrylic paint 2 inch head pins Fish hook ear wires Jump rings Green E size seed beads Needle nosed, and round nosed pliers Fine sand paper Heavy corrugated cardboard to protect your work surface Optional green sequins and sequin pins 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Note: Come back to visit Make it easy crafts for more easy Champagne cork earring tutorials with other seasonal designs soon.
Cardboard Christmas Star This has been my first experience decorating a Christmas tree as an adult. After university, I always lived overseas and traveled on my holiday break. Once we moved to Japan and started our family, the girls were always so little and then there was the question of space, storage and living or artificial tree. I ended up finding a little artificial tree at the recycling center and the girls have fallen in love with it. They made pomanders, threaded glass beads and popcorn, and covered it with the 100 tiny paper cranes that one of my husband’s students gave to him several years ago. We were missing a star though, and although the one I made for the top is a little serious for our kid- decorated tree, I hope we will grow into it over time. Simple Steps: I used recycled gold cardboard that I’ve collected, but you can use thin cardboard and gold paint to get a similar effect.
DIY: Gift Bags Made from Recycled Envelopes By Jessica Jones, How About Orange Find an envelope of any size. (I embellished these by printing a label on the front of them first. You can use my design if you want; these PDFs are set up according to how my printer feeds envelopes through. If yours is different, you might need to experiment. 1. 2. 3. 4. 101 DIY Projects (Part 1) You don’t require a fat plan to give your home a perceptible help. Invest a little and get an enormous change in how your home looks and feels. We are here to present you some ideas. …Pebble Mosaic Walk Way… Everyone Need This In The Kitchen Build a Simple Gazebo Add Photo Slides To a Vertical Lamp with Mod-podge Amazing Deck Design Bunk Beds With a Slide Cut an Antique Door in Half and Add Shelves DIY Product for your Garden DIY Stone Wall Hooks! Fantastic Design Fire Pit Flower Ball Bouquet I do Get Tired of Reaching For a New Roll All The Time Love This Rustic Picture Frame Moon Crib… Mosaic Stepping Stones Natural Wood Counter Wine Barrels Into Baby Cradles This is a Cozy Corner Pallet Inspiration Potted Candle Planters Rope Stair Rail, Tacky or Cool… Small Hillside Yard… Build Play Area. Sometimes The Simple Things Are Best Spiral Planter for Herbs Stack em High Stone Work Tie Yarn Around a Paint Roller for an Awesome Effect Under-lit Pallet Bed Welded Silverware Garden Flowers Wine Bottle Vertical Planter
Recycled Christmas Tree, how to make recycled Christmas ornaments All the decorations on our tree are made from things you would usually throw away. For example, the garland is made from plastic packing "peanuts" strung together on thread. We've cut out the pictures from old greeting cards, punched a small hole in the top, and added a ribbon. We've also made ornaments from pine cones and sweet gum seed balls. Use your imagination and see what ornaments you can make from things you would normally throw away. Each year, 25 million extra tons of trash is generated between Thanksgiving and New Years in the U.S. Recycling Homepage
Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2012 in Food Preparation | 8 comments Christmas is one of the happiest holidays during the year. Following the Thanksgiving and waiting for New Year, the Christmas is all time favorite holiday in the USA and around the world. Christmas Tree Out of Upside Down Waffle Cones Via Pie mug toppers for Mulled cider Via Santa Strawberries Via Freeze whipped cream dollops for a hot chocolate bar Via Create Christmas trees using melted chocolate Via Hot chocolate in the crock pot Via Rice krispie treats with hot chocolate Via M&M Christmas lights Via Potato peeler will make chocolate peels Via Batch of French toast in your oven for Christmas breakfast Via Via Marshmallows & Small candles Via Candy cane sticks Via Snowman Donuts Via Various pancake shapes Various Brownies too Via Gingerbread house Via Cinnamon rolls in the Waffle maker Via Gingerbread man jello shots Via Christmas food labels Via
How To Make A Bow Out Of Recycled Magazines Guest post by Jennifer Young of I Art U blog. These easy-to-make bows will be gracing a few of my presents this year. I’ve found a lot of inspiration in magazines lately. This one is from Whole Living. Making a Bow (found in Whole Living) What you’ll need: Magazine pages or any other paper material you want to use (you’ll need one page per bow); Scissors or a paper cutter; Double-sided tape; A ruler; A pencil Step by Step Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4.