A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, it's time to show off your TREE!  Show off your flocking and garland with us this year.
Total Members: 319,834
Currently Running With Scissors:
321 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 209 210 [211] 212 213 ... 300
2101  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Steampunk Christmas Ornament Swap (Sign ups 10/1-10/15, Sendouts 12/6) on: October 13, 2010 09:45:50 PM
 I have no willpower. I'm in! Grin It'll be a week before I can start-frantically finishing painting the house while the weather holds out-but I can plot.
2102  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Steampunk Christmas Ornament Swap (Sign ups 10/1-10/15, Sendouts 12/6) on: October 13, 2010 06:56:45 PM
Anyway, I am seriously tempted, but not sure I'll have the time. I am stalking this thread at the very least. Smiley
Come on BSB!!! You basically introduced me to Steampunk!!

I did? Really? Wow. And this swap does have a long crafting time....
You're tempting me, Pogo. And, good to see you again!
Darn it, now I'm getting ideas. Smiley
2103  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Steampunk Christmas Ornament Swap (Sign ups 10/1-10/15, Sendouts 12/6) on: October 12, 2010 11:50:32 PM
*Waves to Eukarya* Whoever gets you for a partner is a lucky craftster indeed! I was in the steampunk swap, which was my first swap since you angeled for me.
So yeah, it's been a while.
Anyway, I am seriously tempted, but not sure I'll have the time. I am stalking this thread at the very least. Smiley
2104  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: PBW Recycling Challenge: The Dragon Banana Purse on: October 11, 2010 09:48:06 PM
I like the idea of using the placket for the strap. I may have to steal that. Great fabric, and a nifty purse!
2105  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: A Green Idea Chain Game 2010 on: September 25, 2010 04:29:03 PM
"What can I do with an overstuffed queen-size comforter that's ugly as sin but relatively new?"

Make a duvet cover for it! If it's a queen sized comforter, maybe use a couple of king sized sheets? Anyway, get your two pieces of fabric, sew it closed at one end, and put some kind of closeure-a zipper, velcro, buttons-at the other end. Stuff your comforter inside. 
Give it away to someone. Use it to make a pet bed, or give it to an animal shelter-they like having old blankets and such. Give it to a homeless shelter.
But making a duvet cover for it is the best answer I have for making it useable for you.
Hmm....use it as the batting layer for a pieced quilt top?

My question-What's something you can do with old videotapes? I can't knit or crochet.
2106  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: 101 Ways to Continue Crafting Without Breaking The Bank on: September 24, 2010 12:04:33 AM
48: You can get old books for almost nothing at Goodwill. 25 or 50 cents. I think? Use a hardcover book to make a booksafe. Cut a square out of all the pages, glue the edges.
Wonderfully garish cheap paperbacks? Make a wallet/billfold! Someone on craftster does marvelous ones from cheesy romance novels, ect., and has posted a tute. Or make a book purse! I know that there are lots of other crafts involving old books, this is what's off the top of my head.

And I'd love to see us reach the 101 ways, or even more!

49: Like to make shrink dinks? Shrink plastic is expensive? You can recycle certain types of other plastic instead. Plastic clear lids from take out, other clear plastic-like the insert from graham cracker pie crusts.Experiment, the time and temp may be a bit different from real shrink plastic. But it's worth experimenting. Read shrinky dink instructions first, and be careful. It's number 6 plastic, and here's a crafster link-
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347988.0
2107  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Apple Peel Jelly on: September 17, 2010 08:50:48 PM
My mom is giving me a half bushel of apples sunday. I'm so glad I saw this! Thanks!
2108  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: old tennis rackets on: September 17, 2010 08:18:47 PM
Make the center a picture frame for something sports related? Or an old fashioned picture of women in those long dresses playing tennis?
Cut off the handle, use the center as a base for a mobile, or wind chime?
If they're in good shape, donate them to a local school or youth oriented group. There are always kids who'd like to learn to play, but don't have money for new raquets.
Make the center into a neat wall clock for a sports themed room.
Use them as racks to dry flowers. The mesh is too big to use them for paper making, right?
Put a mirror in the middle, decorate the rest.
Think about it-it's almost tree shaped, isn't it? It could be the base that lets you make a tree to hang on the wall.
Good luck!
2109  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) on: September 11, 2010 07:10:00 PM
That is the most amazing package. I love it all, but your airship pirate made my jaw drop.

2110  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: 101 Ways to Continue Crafting Without Breaking The Bank on: September 10, 2010 12:19:19 AM
46: The trash! All the containers we throw away. Coffee cans, glass jars, ect. can be covered with fabric, or pretty paper. Fill with cookies, or just use as storage.Tin cans can become pencil holders. Pretty metal soft drink cans, Monster or Arizona tea cans are thin enough to be cut with scissors, and turned into jewelry, or...anything! Newspaper and junk mail and magazines? Weave them to make a bag-folks here have made nifty purses, there's tutes. I've seen soo many things made from magazines here. Or use the paper to decoupage with.  Or just use elmers glue, and use the paper for paper mache. You can paint your sculpture to make it pretty, or just use a pretty paper or fabric for the top layer. Make paper beads.
Somewhere. long ago, I saw a jewelry artist online who used metal tubes that tomato paste came in-she cut them open, used the soft goldish metal, perhaps toothpaste tubes also? Oh, I've seen toothpaste tubes pencil pouches here. Plastic water bottles? Again, on craftster, she cut them like you do to roll up paper beads, colored them with pencils and markers, rolled them, held them with pliers, heated them over a torch(I used a candle, was a pain, but worth experimenting again sometime) and made cool beads. Someone else here used plastic bottles to make flowers-heck, you could cut open any plastic bottle, flatten it, and cut out shapes for...anything! Cut up a pringle's can, cover it to make a bangle bracelet. You can save potato chip bags-I've seen folks here shrink them in the oven-find a tute, I forget the details! The purses, ect, folks here have made from ramen bags, or foil juice packs.
That's just off the top of my head, there's so much more. Before you toss it or recycle something-look at it and think of it as a craft material.
Pages: 1 ... 209 210 [211] 212 213 ... 300


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!
@Home This Weekend: Stylish Jacket For Your Pooch



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.