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on: December 29, 2013 06:37:09 AM 
Started by kaz814, Message by Onyxnox
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Um, kaz wanted me to provide a link to my toilet paper roll and chopstick ring and earring holders, so...I dunno, do I just post the link to that thread here?
If so:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430369.0#axzz2opnlj1tU
If not, let me know what I'm supposed to do instead? Shocked

Creative use of toilet paper rolls!

I did upload my pics now

These two were made with clear acrylic packaging I cut into tag shapes and stamped with Staz On metallic ink.  I really liked how they looked.  I attached the paper sentiment directly to the clear tag on the red stamped one, but added a matching blank label on the back for adding any written sentiment/to/from notes.





These are cut from recycled cardboard boxes and the die cut elements like the snowflakes and wreath were cut from the same boxes.  I also used recycled newspaper/magazines to transfer some images and texture to the tags after I prepped them with gesso.









I made the Santa faces by prepping reused cardboard with white gesso then transferring printed Santa images onto the surface, then carefully cutting them out.  I left them black and white to contrast with the busy background.



I cut the dimensional elements in these from recycled cardboard packaging, and some of the poinsettias were from reused tissue wrap




 
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on: December 28, 2014 08:42:57 AM 
Started by kaz814, Message by Taramor
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How to use some of all that pretty paper, the gifts was wrapped in:


It is my father modelling, he turned 90 this spring.

And here an angel:


She is made out of an old, damaged book of hymns.
 
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on: October 16, 2013 12:35:37 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by Mamaneedles
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oh, I love how exited everyone is!!!
here's our second show and tell:

A couple of fairy house made with yougourt containers, branches from the yard and our front door cedar, "bricks" made out of egg-thingy cardboard and lots of glue! Smiley

 
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on: August 30, 2014 05:05:40 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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As part of my personal destashing goals, I decided that I am going to do a scrap project each week.  Scrap yarn, scrap fabric, scrap papers, etc.

Here is my project for 9/1:

I started with scraps left over from cutting out quilt pieces and some old recipe card stock I found in my Mom's basement:



I glue and sewed the scraps on the cards to make these:



I then used my heart stencils to cut out hearts. Glued them on and used a mix of glitter and glue to go around the edges....ta da--much needed notecards for swaps! Grin



I still have tons of scraps so I will be on the hunt for more easy and fun projects!

Thanks for looking!  
 
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on: October 18, 2014 06:49:58 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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As I was cleaning out my mom's things, I found a bag of old brush curlers.  I was just going to throw them out,but I started pulling them apart and wondered what I could do with them.  Most of the nylon netting was disintegrating, but the brushes inside were good...so, here is what I did...

Old brush curlers:


Just the brush:


Ta-da!  A little cutting, some alcohol ink...and I have tiny trees!  I can use them for winter decorations, shrines, etc.  I am going to glitter some of them and put fake snow on others...there is a penny for size reference.


When I make a project, I will remind people that I made those little trees from junk! Grin
 
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on: October 15, 2013 07:49:57 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by Mamaneedles
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Here's the before, paid 1,50$:

And after some modpodge and a 5yr old:

It's now laying open in the living room, full of barbies and cloths Cheesy
 
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on: October 29, 2013 03:46:35 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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They are a bit damp but some of them seem pretty rock hard...I am going to string them together to eventually make some book markers...all of these came from about six sheets...ugh...not much recycling for all of the work! Grin

 
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on: January 08, 2014 08:49:09 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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I hate throwing out good wool sweaters that are outdated or have tiny holes...I have been keeping them for years....well, I finally made a few things with them...

a hat and super warm mittens!  I used parts of two different sweaters.



This one I used three different sweater parts...I have the mittens somewhere...I hope I didn't lose them already!


I also made a pair of slippers but I have another pair in the works so I will take pics of them later.
 
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on: January 12, 2014 06:16:21 AM 
Started by kaz814, Message by Cherie
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OOOOH I love the hat and mittens.  I too have been upcycling sweaters.  I was given one that had started to felt so hot washed it so it would felt a bit more.  I have made these snuggly arm warmers and cuddly cushion.  I hope that over time they will both felt some more. I made the centres of the flowers from the seams that I cut from the arms when I made the arm warmers.  The birds and flowers I cut using my Bigshot machine and a couple of Bigz dies


  

 
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on: June 04, 2014 06:34:36 AM 
Started by kaz814, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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A long time ago, I used to entertain a lot and had purchased a ton of taper candles and candle holders...well those days are done, and we entertain differently now...and mostly use jar candles or big pillar candles.

So I gathered all of the tapers and unwanted candles I could find in the garage, closets, etc....almost two full bankers boxes!



Did a quick search on the internet to see how to best melt down the wax (I used a double boiler pan and a coffee can!)...bought some wicks at AC Moore...and made these---so far, I have made 5 of them...we had the jars, so when they are used up, I will make more...I have a box and about half left, but at least I know what I will be doing with them...using them up!



It was a lot of work, but I could not throw the candles into the landfill...and it was sort of fun to layer the wax...I added some fragrance by throwing in one of those scentsy melt things...the colors were there already in the candles...

RECYCLE CANDLES! YAY!
 
 11 
on: June 13, 2014 06:43:37 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by lady4feet
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Well totally not in the theme of summer, I dug two of these styrofoam packaging out of the trash at work a few months ago.



So I decided to make a snowman wreath/figure/thing because who doesn't think cooler thoughts when it is 90 degrees outside? Smiley

 
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on: October 12, 2014 08:46:42 AM 
Started by kaz814, Message by Taramor
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A very down-to-earth project. But it certainly is reusing. . You can't see the patch, when the pants are in use.



And another pair, - no holes, but the fabric was getting thin. So I put a patch of iron-on on the inside, and 'quilted' it to the fabric on the pants.
 
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on: June 29, 2015 08:24:05 AM 
Started by kaz814, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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Look what I am going to repurpose!

My brother found it at a yard sale and brought it to me yesterday...I could use it for it's original purpose of holding sewing notions, but I already have that under control...what else can I use it for?  Ideas?

Should I paint it or leave it as is?

I was thinking of turning it on its side (the legs are missing...) and making it into a mega shrine...hubby said he could mount it on the wall (or else it can't be open using those hinging things...)...What do you think?



 
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on: August 17, 2017 11:26:37 AM 
Started by kaz814, Message by craftylittlemonkey
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Look what I am going to repurpose!

My brother found it at a yard sale and brought it to me yesterday...I could use it for it's original purpose of holding sewing notions, but I already have that under control...what else can I use it for?  Ideas?

Should I paint it or leave it as is?

I was thinking of turning it on its side (the legs are missing...) and making it into a mega shrine...hubby said he could mount it on the wall (or else it can't be open using those hinging things...)...What do you think?






Hey, did you do something with this? I have one but it's awkward for sewing things.
 
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on: October 15, 2013 02:37:18 PM 
Started by kaz814, Message by kaz814
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There has been some discussion on the FOC board (thanks, bookstorebabe and Onyxnox) about starting up a Reusing/Recycling/Recrafting craftalong, so here it is!

The idea is that each month, we'll have a reused/repurposed/recycled item that we'll use in our crafting or we'll have a theme around which you can recycle anything your heart desires!  Crafts can be posted in this thread and on the board they'd usually go under so everyone can share in the recrafting goodness!  



So who's in?  
 
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