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Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts. So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk.

Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts

Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. I realized I could repurpose them into something else! 25 Awesome DIY Ideas For Bookshelves. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. 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.

How to make gift bags from 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. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap.

Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. Better than Tiffanys. Have some spare time?

Better than Tiffanys

Feeling crafty? Check out this old school way to make ring I just HAD to try! DIY Yarn Jewelry Holder. I’ve got a quick and easy project to show you.

DIY Yarn Jewelry Holder

It’s so simple, I didn’t even bother to do a tutorial. All you need is wool. I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn in Fisherman. You need six strands of it. Divide the six strands into thirds – so two strands each for your 3 braid sections. Play with variations of this idea, the sky is the limit. Diy jewelry holder. Happy friday dear friends!

diy jewelry holder

Did you have a good week? I sure did! I even started a little part-time job to help bring home the (veggie) bacon! Katydid and Kid: Cereal Box Stationary Organizer {Tutorial} Are your kids bored? Looking for an eco-friendly and cheap project to keep them busy, and something that they can use during the school year? Craft Room, Part 1 (covered cardboard storage boxes) Well, craft room stuff..

Craft Room, Part 1 (covered cardboard storage boxes)

And it keeps growing and growing. So the time came to organize. And of course have a little fun with it. So…….I made these storage boxes completely out of old cardboard boxes covered with a little fabric on the front.. **And ended up being surprisingly thick and sturdy And each box pulls out separately with it’s own little handle opening… (And once again, I’m using fabric by Laura Gunn……and loving it!) They are perfect for stashing all sorts of supplies, tools, and odds and ends. And they sit nicely above my work space. Interested in those cubbies? There was a retail store that had gone out of business at the mall and all of those little cubbies were slots for shirts or something in the store.

A tip? Those shelves holding the storage boxes are scrap pieces of wood that I found in the bargain bin at Home Depot. Another tip? That roll of paper hanging below the shelves is a roll of kid’s art paper (for the art easel) from Ikea. Scrap'idées. Matchbox drawers. DIY ELLERY INSPIRED DIP DYE SKIRT. Diy. I created this post for the Alt Summit blog.

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In case you missed it, I am posting it here at the blog. You guys know I like business cards ;) So here's a very simple business card DIY for you! - 1" round punch - Pre-cut business cards - 1 sheet of label/sticker paper - Information stamp (I got mine from vistaprint - they have some free stamp designs available or you can pay $2-$3 or something to upload your own design!) - Scratch-off stickers (I got mine at ebay) Stamp your cards with your information.

For this part, you'll need some kind of drawing software to create your circles. You could also do fortunes or even coupons if you have a shop. Since they were printed on the white label/sticker paper, they are really easy to just stick onto the card. Then take the scratch-off stickers and place them directly over your round stickers.

How to make a staple-free matchbook notepad. In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them.

how to make a staple-free matchbook notepad.

These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. 3-D Cardboard Star. Free Template Maker. Craft « Things I Fell In Love With Today. Renegade Craft // Chicago Day 1 · Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 Did you ever go to a place with zero expectations, having really done no research and then find yourself completely head over heels obsessively in love with that place once you arrived? That was my experience of Chicago. I only fit ‘The Windy City’ into my travel plans because it so happened that The Renegade Craft Fair was going to be on while I would be in that (very) general area of the U.S.

Having followed the fair’s shenanigans online for quite some time, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit!