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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Astro Weenie Christmas Tree! on: December 28, 2008 10:07:15 AM
I made this edible Christmas tree for the holidays this year. It's very simple-just get a Christmas tree shaped piece of Styrofoam, wrap it in foil, poke a bunch of veggies with toothpicks and stick them into the tree! I really think the photo speaks for itself.

BTW, I used Broccoli, miniature pickles, cocktail onions, olives and carrots...it's supposed to have cocktail weenies as well (hence the name), but being Vegan I left those out.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Another Slide Lamp on: November 17, 2008 07:01:03 PM
A couple of months ago I was at my favorite thrift store and found a huge box of vintage slides for $2 (according to the dates on the back of the slides they were from 1960-1964). I had planned to make a slide lampshade with them, but it slipped my mind until I found an awesome lamp base on sale at urban outfitters for $9. So, I made my slide lampshade last night...and I really like it! Here it is;

3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Vintage racecar curtain = cool pillows! on: November 15, 2008 07:12:01 PM
So, I was at the thrift store today and found a vintage (mid 70's) racecar curtain originally from sears for $2. I had to buy it and immediatly went home and made a pillow out of it. This was only a trial, and I saved the best sections of fabric to make my brother a pillow for christmas. Anyhow, this is how it came out...I think it's kinda kitchy and cute!

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Doll Head Tea Light Holder on: October 10, 2008 04:19:02 PM
I think this has been done before here on Craftster, but I got the idea because my grandmas craft was making porcelin dolls. She had a studio where I slept when I stayed over and the shelves were always full of dolls heads which, at the time, I thought was super creepy.

Anyhow, all's I did was find a porcelain doll for $2 at my thrift store. I removed the head from the body, removed the wig and then removed the eyes. I then placed a tea light in the dolls head and, VOILA! A super cool tea light holder. The only thing you should be careful of when doing this project is making sure you get a larger dolls head, otherwise the tea light won't fit (and obviously, don't use a plastic dolls head!). Also, after a while  the doll head will get very hot with the burning tea light inside so be careful!

Here are a couple of pictures;

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Card Catalog Coffee Table! on: October 08, 2008 04:33:16 PM
this is absolutely amazing. As an archivist, I heartily give my approval. soooo awesome! did you refinish the sides as well as the top? Are those the original papers on the side or did you recreate them?

Yes, those are the original tags...they are nice and yellowed and slightly stained which give proof of it's age to any nay sayers, hehe!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments everybody!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vampire Fang Necklace! on: October 07, 2008 12:05:59 PM
So, while at the 99cent store I found a package of 30 vampire fangs for, well 99 cents. I figured there was something I could do with them, so I bought them and created these;

So, first I had to form the fangs so they actually looked like a set of teeth-they come looking like the set in the bottom left portion of the picture, and I had to make them look like the ones in the top right portion.

In order to do this I boiled a pot of water, placed the fangs in for about 10 seconds, removed them, bent them into position and placed them under cold water to set them.

I then spraypainted them gold with plastic paint, and the rest is jewlery making history!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Card Catalog Coffee Table! on: October 07, 2008 11:57:19 AM
While at my very favorite thrift store I spied this section of vintage library card catalog. It was very stained and faded, as if it had been sitting outside for years, but fot $7 I knew I had to have it!

So, I brought it home and sanded/re-stained it.

Then we bought some mid-century modern table legs, attatched them to the bottom, and now we have an amazing card catalog coffee table with tons of storage space!

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: All you need is love...and Beatles Fabric on: October 07, 2008 11:52:03 AM
Oh my gosh! This is SOOOO beautiful and SOOOOO cool! I am ridiculously jealous! GREAT JOB!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ludo Messenger Bag on: October 07, 2008 11:50:38 AM
Oh wow! I NEEEEED one of these!!!! Time for me to get to the fabric store!
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: eyeball vessel on: October 07, 2008 11:48:52 AM
I love this!!!!!
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