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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Skull and Xbones Tile Coasters on: June 11, 2012 06:50:07 AM
I did a bunch of those for Christmas with tissue/scrapbook paper.

I do have a suggestion- spray them with a sealer afterward...I learned the hard way that using just modpodge doesn't hold up too well!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Tin: Big Bang Theory Style! on: February 29, 2012 03:02:05 PM
LOVE this idea! Never thought to make a sort of "birthday card" out of tins!

Now I better get all those tins out that I've been saving and get to work!
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Window shades on: December 20, 2011 05:46:50 PM
I like the idea of covering things...since the texture of it is kinda cool
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Window shades on: December 13, 2011 05:04:05 PM
OMG! You are brilliant!

Thank you for the awesome idea!

I just got some chalkboard paint for a Christmas project for a friend, so that'll be an awesome way to use what I have left!

5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Broken Wristwatch on: December 07, 2011 05:40:44 AM
I've known people that have "reconstructed" watches with mini-screwdrivers and whatnot.

If the band is nice, you can make a cute cuff

Or, you could take the watch apart and use the bits and pieces for projects.

A cool idea I have would be to take the face plate off the watch and decorate it then reattach it, so its a cool looking watch/bracelet.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bathroom Tile Coasters on: December 06, 2011 02:59:34 PM
How are you sealing them? If you don't seal them right then it won't work Modge Podge won't do the trick!
They look great, I just want to make sure they are made to stay looking great!

Well, I'm using Modge Podge on the paper, but then I'm taking them into the dungeon (basement) and giving them 4-5 coats of Krylon Triple Thick sealer.

But thank you...I've learned my lesson with a few with Modge Podge...it prompted me to get a good spray sealer to use afterwards.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bathroom Tile Coasters on: December 06, 2011 02:49:39 PM
I'm making a ton for family and friends for Christmas (after buying a house, it is a cheap Christmas this year!)

Sunflower coasters for my aunt

You can't see the glitter detail in it, but I lined the flowers and a few things in the paper with my glitter pens Smiley

Cape Cod coasters for my grandparents

They live on Cape Cod and they love it there. So I found some old maps of my father's and cut out Cape Cod and made them into coasters.

I'm loving these bathroom tile coasters! They are so easy and cheap to make (only $ .16 at Home Depot!)
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Your Local Floor Covering Store on: December 06, 2011 07:15:48 AM
I just discovered a great gem in my town...its a floor covering/wall covering store that had a MILLION free samples of things!

I got a ton of wallpaper samples, paint swatches, etc.

AND I got some scrap carpet samples for my car! They are pretty big, so they fit perfectly on the floor of my car.

I also plan on using them to put on the bottoms of my coasters that I'm making as Christmas gifts.

Check out your local businesses to see what you can find for free. Some samples are terrific for us crafty/thrifty people!
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Paint Swatches on: December 06, 2011 07:07:02 AM
Oooooo...I have a zillion ideas for them!

Cut the colors out and paste them on serving trays, make curtains, lampshades, etc.
decorate a coffee table with like colors
mosaic pictures http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/post/1568645662/paint-chips

little gift boxes  http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-make-boxes-from-paint-swatches.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HowAboutOrange+%28How+About+Orange%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Greeting cards  http://www.chicaandjo.com/2010/04/19/paint-chip-greeting-cards

OR! You could send them to me Cheesy

Just kidding, I just grabbed a ton from Home Depot and I've been making bookmarks out of them
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Veteran's Plaque on: December 04, 2011 06:18:16 PM
Thanks so much!

I decoupage everything that way! Smiley Its time consuming, but rather easy and the look is so unique...its a great way to make anything look different and "artsy"
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