Steam Punk Mosaic Resin Coasters

Great tutorial on how to take lids from jars – like peanut butter, salsa, etc and re-purpose them to create coasters.  They start by taking the lids and spray painting them. They apply felt pads to the bottom. Then in the interior of the lid, they glue down pretty mosaic tiles. After they get their tiles set, they add in the steam punk goodies.  Arranging them in layers, so they […]

 

Gorgeous Decorative Chrysanthemum Spoon Mirror

This is the most amazing craft! I’m not sure I’d have the patience for it, but I really admire the work that went into it.  Believe it or not, this mirror is made with… plastic spoons!  You could do this in what ever color you wanted, but she does it in a beautiful ombre to mimic a Chrysanthemum.  Starting with a dark blue, working out to lighter blues, this gives […]

 

Scented Halloween Jack O Lantern Oranges with Tea Lights

Adorable idea for a tealight candle holder! Fun, festive and in the true spirit of Halloween decorating, this idea takes oranges, hollows them out and then cuts in the traditional Jack O’ Lantern design.  The author then places a tea light candle into the orange, surrounded by whole allspice. This is an adorable idea, and you could cut the oranges to match the designs of your pumpkins.  Or, if you […]

 

DIY Halloween Candy Jar from Terra Cotta Pots

This project has a Halloween theme, but I could see doing a snow man, or Santa/elf with the same idea.  You use a 6″ terra cotta pot with the matching saucer, a candy bowl, a wooden knob and paint. Paint the terra cotta pot and saucer. Attach the wooden knob to the saucer, in the center with glue – she recommends E6000, which is a good all round glue for […]

 

10 minute DIY No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag Tutorial

This is one of the most brilliant ideas for recycling t-shirts I’ve seen, especially for those of us who can’t/don’t sew.  I love this idea because it is quick, easy and a great way to reuse hubby’s t-shirts once they’ve gotten too ratty to wear to work. All this craft needs is an old t-shirt and sharp scissors. She starts by cutting off the sleeves. Then goes the neckline, so […]

 

Christmas Township Candle Jar

There is a nothing like a home Christmas, in the world of consumption and excess.  This simple jar is pretty, functional, and easy to do.  The author provides a free template to cut out of scrapbook paper.  All you need beyond that is an empty jar, the template, Epsom salts, glue and Santa Snow. You cut out the template she provides. Next, cover the top third of the outside of […]

 

HOW TO MAKE A DIY SILICONE MOULD

You might be asking why this is a cool craft – I probably would too.  What makes this cool is that silicone molds are typically expensive to make and time consuming.  This technique borders on brilliant. It is quick, easy and relatively cheap.  You can make casts of anything that is hard and durable and have it ready in about 20 minutes.  All it takes is Silicone Sealant.  She has […]

 

DIY Beer Coasters Made from Six Pack Holders

Very cool beer coasters made from recycled six pack beer cartons.  A great example of recycling at its best.  This craft uses the cardboard from the six-pack beer holders, ceramic tiles, felt and Mod Podge.  You cut the cardboard to fit the tile, Mod Podge it on.  Do several layers of Mod Podge. Then, on the bottom of the tile, you attach the felt, so it is a soft surface.  […]

 

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

I tried this craft and though it takes some patience, the results are lovely.  All it takes is leaves, a recycled jar and Mod Podge.  You slather the Mod Podge on the glass and gently lay the leaves on top, adding another coat of the Mod Podge.  It takes some time and some careful handling so you don’t break the leaves, or tear them, but the end result is really […]

 

Mason Jar Fall Luminary

This is such a beautiful way to recycle a jar and the possibilities are endless. It is kind of one of those – “why didn’t I think of that” crafts!  Using a recycled mason jar (or any sized jar would work), she uses a vinyl adhesive sticker and then paints over the jar with acrylic paint.  She uses multiple layers to achieve the look.  Peeling off the sticker reveals the […]