May 8, 2012 in Fiber Crafts
I stopped dead in my tracks when I spotted this tutorial on how to make your own baker’s twine with supplies you most likely have on hand at home! I had to share!
March 1, 2012 in Tutorials
Crossposted from Crafting a Green World
A long time ago, I found this ugly picture frame at a garage sale for $3.00.
I used it for another project and spray painted it silver. Since then, though, I’ve changed things around and have had the frame in the back of my closet. Then, my amazing friend Erin went to Amsterdam and brought back a beautiful scarf for me. I can’t make myself wear it — not because I don’t love it, but I’m so afraid of ruining it. After seeing this project from House and Home that upcycles old handkerchiefs into wall art, I thought, “Hey… I could do that with my scarf and old frame!”
February 14, 2012 in Tutorials
Cross-posted from Crafting a Green World.
This week I wanted to create a project that brought the outside, in (because it’s too cold to go outside right now!). I looked around my house for inspiration and I found a cardboard box and toilet paper rolls. I’ve done projects with toilet paper rolls before, like the Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Lights and the Christmas “Candle” Cover, but I wanted to make something more natural-looking. Drawing inspiration from a fall project I did on my personal blog, I created a Cardboard and Toilet Paper Roll Tree!
January 21, 2012 in Tutorials
Crossposted from Crafting a Green World
My mom is an elementary school teacher and has developed an obsession with cool peace signs for her classroom. When discussing a how to project this week, she asked me to make her a peace sign out of recycled materials. You guys know I’m all about fun wall art like the Laundry Cup Wall Art, Newspaper Art, and Burlap Chevron Paintings– so I was totally pumped to take on this challenge! After searching around the house, I grabbed a cardboard box they had left over from moving and a bag of pop-tops that my grandma had collected. Here’s how to make your very own pop top peace sign!
Thanks to Flux Projects, Atlanta has a steady flow of temporary art installations throughout the city (I really loved Charlie Brouwer’s Rise Up Atlanta last April in Freedom Park on Moreland). The current public commission is Caroline Lathan-Stiefel’s Ocean. In general, her work features labor crafting processes, such as sewing, weaving (often with pipe cleaners), and crocheting, to create abstract landscapes and biologically-inspired structures. While Lathan-Stiefel is not from Atlanta, her work is heavily inspired by late Georgian native Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, most evident in her material choices and mosaic composition. Ocean is no exception to this palette. More after the jump →
January 6, 2012 in Tutorials
I found an amazing ceiling medallion for 50 cents at the thrift store at the beginning of the week and I knew I could turn it into something cool. Then, my uncle gave me some extra cork board he had from a project of his own and my grandma gave me tons of beads. I wanted to make an inspiration board of some sort for this week’s project, so I put all of the items together!
Join the creative folks at WonderRoot Creative Reuse on January 14th for a two hour workshop on general creativity — they’re up for making just about anything! Ring in the new year with a promise to make more.
January 4, 2012 in Inspiration
Atlanta is a style hotbed. Anyone that denies this is either a recluse on par with Emily Dickenson, fashion illiterate, or a hater*. In a city that is more of an archipelago of neighborhoods than a homogenizing melting pot, fashion always smacks of place. I have long thought there needs to be a blog like The Sartorialist in Atlanta to document the city’s stylish folk. Then, lo and behold, I met Cameron Adams, the man behind Atlanta Street Fashion. More after the jump →
December 20, 2011 in Events
Photo by Leah and Mark
The Indie Craft Experience is one of favorite craft organization/events in Atlanta co-founded by our very own Shannon Mulkey and creator of a bardis Christy Petterson! This is their second year doing a holiday pop-up shop, and it is one of the best places to do all of your holiday shopping in one spot. Nestled in the back of Criminal Records Atlanta, you can find handmade gifts from mostly local artists (if not local, the rest are domestic — handmade in the USA!) while having an abundance of gifts for the music/comic book lover in your life in the Criminal Records shop. They’re only open a few more days (through Christmas Eve) and they’re having a great event this Thursday filled with boozy hot cocoa, treats from Bookie Macarons (YUM!), and tote bag giveaways printed by Fallen Arrows and designed by Sarah Watts of Wattsalot.
Read more after the jump!
Making something is always great, but it is certainly made better when paired with the great outdoors. The Piedmont Park Conservancy has partnered with Kim Nungesser, of Crafter Hours, and Erica Strickland, creator of Craftie Bash, for an all-day DIY Day on January 28, 2012 filled with crafting fun!
Read more about the event after the jump!