Posts Tagged ‘reuse’

Wear It This Weekend: Ribbon Covered Bangles

I love this tutorial. It’s such an awesome way to use up all those gorgeous pieces of ribbon you have hanging around! The lovely lol-lol provided an awesome tutorial telling you how to make these fantastic bangles using a Pringles can (or other cardboard tube), some batting, some ribbon, and some glue! Super simple, but […]

Manic Monday: Garbage Garbage Can

A garbage can made of garbage? That’s… poetic. It also looks like it took a very long time! All the cutting and gluing! My god. lovething says she got the idea from Mark Montano’s The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. She cut tons of strips out of magazines, made them into circles, and attached them together. […]

Tute Tuesday: How to Make an Apron from a Pillowcase

Today’s tute was suggested by Casstasstrophie, and it’s an awesome one! Raina has created a wonderful tutorial for making a cute vintage pillowcase into an absolutely adorable apron. Casstassrophie says she has made several of these as gifts and they have been a hit. They are also a great way to upcycle and an excuse […]

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, […]

Challenge #20 – Reusable Shopping Bags

The Reusable Shopping Bag Challenge has wrapped up and as usual I’m totally in awe of the brilliance and variety of unique projects people created! The winner of the challenge is Lydia the Strange for her entry entitled This IS a plastic bag! Recycled and very reusable! Her bag is a clever spin on the […]

Cheap, Eco-Friendly Source for Fabric

I have a this little problem where I can’t seem to go a week without cruising through my local thrift stores. There are tons of them in the Boston area. One of the things I like to buy are old sheets and pillowcases because it is a cheap source of fabric and you can often […]