Posts Tagged ‘repurpose’

Book It! Great DIY Journals

People use journals for all sorts of reasons, like keeping lists, creating art, or as a diary. No matter what you decide to do with your journal, it’s extra special if it’s handmade. Here are five really great handmade journals that are sure to inspire you. tendstowardschaos used UV-reactive acrylic paint on wood to create the […]

@Home This Weekend: Solar Lighted Monogram

This weekend, light up your nights with a solar powered monogram! TheMistressT took an “F” from an old sign, painted the outside a pretty copper color, and fitted the insides with solar powered LED string lights. Illuminating!

@Home This Weekend: Dragonflies in the Yard

This weekend, have a blast making dragonflies with wire and other bits and bobs you’ve collected. cmarion3 used teardrop light bulbs, bottle caps, old springs and more to create this happy assemblage. What a fun addition to your outdoor space!

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Milk Crate Ottomans

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make milk crate ottomans! Milk crate ottomans are great for decor and storage! Whip one up as a housewarming gift and fill it full of goodies for a friend. Send the kiddo off to college with one full of snacks and supplies. Keep one […]

Tute Tuesday: Fabric Paper

Are you one of those people who can not throw out scraps of fabric? Who knows, you might need that tiny piece for a project at a later time. Well, that time is now! Craftster member PurpleHeather shares their tutorial for Fabric Paper that will turn those bits and pieces into eclectic paper that can […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Home Organizers

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make adorable home organizers from objects you probably already have in your home. 🙂 It’s that time of year. The time where we want to simply, declutter and organize our homes and offices. These organizers will help you get right on track! Happy Crafting!

@Home This Weekend: Art Caddy

This weekend, repurpose an old dishwasher silverwear basket and make a handy art caddy. It’s perfect for holding supplies for little ones. CvilleCraftyGirl glued some cardboard to the bottom to keep the smaller items like pencils from falling through the holes. How wonderful for art on the go!

@Home This Weekend: Custom Lamp

This weekend, make a custom lamp for your home. TheMistressTmade a beautiful floorlamp, repurposing a beautiful wooden tripod. What a great accent for any room!

@Home This Weekend: Creative Planter

This weekend, give your yard a creative edge by repurposing items to make yard art and decor. violentjayne made a lovely planter from an old wrought iron fish tank stand. This one of a piece looks great in the yard, especially when filled with colorful flowers.

Craft Challenge #59 Announced – Super Ugly to Super Awesome

Craft Challenge #59, Super Ugly to Super Awesome, has been announced! Your challenge this month is to hit the thrift stores and revamp something from ugly to awesome! Entries are due February 1 through February 8, 2010. Read all of the challenge details here and get crafting on your awesome project. 😀

Craft Challenge #52 Announced – Bed Sheet Getup

Craft Challenge #52 has been announced! “Bed Sheet Getup” entries are due Jul 1 – Jul 7. Your challenge is to create an item of clothing from one or more bed sheets! Read all of the nitty gritty details here.

Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More

The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter. Turn a Designer Handbag into a Solar Powered Fashion Statement An easy-to-install solar panel turns your favorite tote, purse, or backpack […]

Happy Earth Day to You!

Earth Day is a worldwide celebration of life and the environment of our beautiful planet Earth. It’s a time to be extra aware of our impact on the planet, and to think about ways we can preserve it throughout the year. As Craftsters, many of us love the creative challenge posed by the maxim “Reduce, […]