I love this craft because everyone will enjoy the personal touch of the fingerprints. If you make it into a card or frame it as a Christmas keepsake you will have a lasting memory from your kids childhood. It is a very versatile project you can turn it into wrapping paper, cards or many other fun ideas. Instead of running to the store, gather your kids and have a fun afternoon making your own wrapping paper.
Michelle kindly let me share her idea. Check out her blog for more details and other easy and fun ideas for kid friendly crafts!
Gabriel Dishaw is a talented artist that has a wonderful philosophy. He creates Art using typewriters, adding machines, old computers and technology that are recycled. I am so impressed with the idea of recycling things that could be thrown away and making them into something that is impressive. His mission is to create dialogue and help find creative ways of dealing with this discarded tech in an environmentally sound way.
Check out his website to see some of his other beautiful pieces of Art.
I love easy DIY projects that use items you have on hand. I think it is easier to clean out my closet if I can find new homes for items taken out. This is a great way to find a new life for an old t-shirt or if you are like the author of this great tutorial you might have been handed down some t-shirts. You need to follow this link for easy directions on how to make this braid and upcycle a t-shirt.
Here are some great ways to recycle toilet paper tubes. Toilet paper tubes are something we all have in abundance so they make a great craft supply. You could sit down for an afternoon with some and hang out with your kids making all kinds of fun stuff all the while recycling. We can all use a little more time doing something fun and creative.
Follow this link to see more recycling ideas.
You can bring a little of the outdoors in for the winter. This project is a great way to bring new life to some sticks and upcycle an old mirror. You have to follow this link to find out more about this project.
You will love the story about this beautiful wall decoration! Not only is it funny it has a wonderful moral to the story.
This is one of the most creative ways to recycle a sweater I have come across. I am so impressed with the fact that there were 8 projects made from 1 sweater. I often see sweaters at garage sales that can be picked up for very little money. If you don’t go to sales you can always find sweaters at thrift shops or check out your closet for sweaters you no longer wear. If you can upcycle clothes you no longer wear into creative diy projects it is a win-win for everyone.
Follow this link to see all the projects in detail and the many other fun posts!
We had our first snowfall of the winter which got me thinking of winter and snowmen. I love this craft because it recycles something we all have in abundance…toilet paper tubes! If you need a fun craft for your kids or a classroom you could always adjust this project to fit the age of the artists.
Check out this website for detailed directions and other great projects with toilet paper tubes.
A beautiful and elegant way to decorate a vase is to cover it with jute. This vase would be a wonderful decoration for a holiday dinner. I love to go to yard sales and often see vases. Now I will have a reason to pick one up to create this upcycled glass vase.
Follow this link for easy to follow directions:
You have to check out this fabulous recycling project. This Marionette is one of the most creative projects I have checked out. You would never guess it was made from recycled plastic bottles. I think you could follow the directions and make your own version, it might have to be a simpler version but it would be fun to make. You will be impressed with all the pictures and detailed directions when you follow this link.
Candles often come in beautiful jars with heavy duty glass lids. I have always thought I should do something good with this lid after the candle jar has come to the end of it’s use. Then I came across this genius idea from the Sweet Pepper Rose Blog. You can find lots of great ideas from JoAnn when you visit http://sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com/2012/04/candle-jar-lid-paper-weight-with.html
This paperweight is perfect to display a favorite photograph but would also look good filled with beads or other small items!