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Untitled. Tapestry Animals. Tin/Can - Dosen. Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age These friendly robots are more than just good-looking; magnets hold their features in place, making the 'bots the metallic equivalent of a Mr.

Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas

Potato Head. What you'll need Tin can Electrical tape (optional) Hardware, and various recyclables such as bottle caps, keys, etc. Sewing 101: embroidered eggs. Some people may get spring fever, but around this time of year, I get egg fever.

sewing 101: embroidered eggs

Egg decorating is, without a doubt, my all-time favorite holiday-crafting activity. When I came across an image recently of eggs made by Ukrainian folk artist Forostyuk Inna that were embroidered (yes, really embroidered!) , my mind was officially blown. Vintage Photo Mason Jars. Shrinky Dinks Test Lab – The Wrap-up Of It All… [16 Jul 2008 | By Dot | 16 Comment(s) | 33,762 views ] Hope you all enjoyed the shrinky dinks test lab… I sure did!

Shrinky Dinks Test Lab – The Wrap-up Of It All…

A reminder, I want to see your creations. If you’re on Flickr, add your pictures to the new Dabbled pool, and/or put a comment here (with a link to your blog) or one of the other Test Lab posts. If we get enough fun stuff, i’ll do a spotlight on readers’ shrinkies :) Also, be sure to check out the comments, because there are alot of talented people who posted their experiences, especially with sealing, and there is good info to be had.

Here are links to all the posts, for your ease of reading pleasure. 8 egg craft ideas. Playing Cards Love Book. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. Two Drawers Repurposed into a "Basket" I woke up too early on Wednesday, 11/16, to a wonderful little drawer project was featured by Savvy Southern Style.

Two Drawers Repurposed into a "Basket"

I imagine you're aware of Kim's Wow us Wednesday link-up party, but if for some reason you've missed should definitely check it out. I can't thank Kim enough for featuring my drawers! This project was also featured by Amanda at Serenity Now (I LOVE the name of this blog) Amanda has a link party each Friday called "Weekend Bloggy Reading" where you link up your favorite post each week. Another MUST attend event! DIY Idea: Make a Decorative Ampersand! ...or whatever character your heart desires. Love the letter "C"? The number "5"? This easy DIY decor project is customizable, great looking, and practically free! Using scrap wood, nails, and string, blogger and craft lover Elise Blaha created this charming decorative ampersand.

The Pinterest Challenge. A little bit ago, Sherry from Young House Love got together with a few of her friends and issued a Pinterest challenge, the idea being to actually use Pinterest to inspire you to make something, and not just to glamour you like a time-sucking vampire with the pretty colors. Oooooo, pretty colors. A Starburst Mirror for the Dining Room. I’ve been ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing” over all the Starburst Mirrors out there.

A Starburst Mirror for the Dining Room

I think they’re just gorgeous. But I couldn’t really find one to fit my style. I’ve been wanting one for our dining room – I have the perfect little 1/4 wall for it. ;) Well after looking and plotting and trying to figure out materials – I had the idea that since it was for the dining room, it might look cute made from Silverware! After much debate on layout (Mr. F.T. absolutely LOVES being a craft adviser, haha) and lots of glue, this is what I came up with!! And a closeup: It was soooo easy to make. Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter.

Geodes can be grown without using egg dye.

Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter

The resulting crystals are clear to milky white, like quartz. While large chicken eggshells are suggested in this process, larger eggshells can be used. Simply increase the size of the plastic or glass container and double or triple the amounts of dye (1 packet), alum (3/4 part), and water (2 parts) used to create the growing solution. This Easter craft from Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work. To make a fluorescent variation for Halloween, substitute the water and egg dye solution with glow water.

31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchen. How To Make Terra Cotta Pot Pendant Lamps Apartment Therapy Design Evenings. DIY vintage tins. How many of you have Christmas tins (or any tin for that matter) that just don't make the cut on being cute enough and will most likely be in the garbage in one week? Well, I have plenty. Here is a quick project to make use of all those tins and maybe even inspiring some organizing. If not, they would look cute just sitting on a shelf. And don't we all love cute. 1. Flannel Lanterns.