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 29, 2012 in Inspiration
Jeanée Ledoux blogs on finelycrafted.net. She created the projects for Re-Construct: Eco-Friendly Crafts Made Easy and Abode à la Mode: 44 Projects for Hip Home Décor. She co-designed Honeydoux jewelry with her sister for four years. She writes, edits, and crafts in Decatur, Georgia.
At age 22, I found my ideal job—or so I thought. My assistant editor position at Storey Publishing married my passions for writing and crafts. Then one day on a call with a freelance copyeditor, it hit me: I was on the wrong end of that phone. I dreamily pictured my colleague eating chocolates at home, her slippers perched on a manuscript.
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 31, 2012 in Tutorials
Cross-posted from Crafting a Green World
Most people know I love crafting, so they always give me items that they think I could use (which I absolutely love!). My friend and her family saved a few wine bottles for me after one of their family gatherings and I was so excited to do a a project with them! Then, a few weeks ago, I found several books of sheet music at a thrift store for 50 cents each. Add these items together and you get a really fun and recycled decor piece– a sheet music bottle!
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!
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!
Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown and what better way to celebrate than with a few crafts? I’m probably so drawn to crafting because I love decorating (or maybe the other way around?) which makes me look forward to holidays a little more than most. I’ve gathered up a few Hanukkah crafts from around the blogosphere to share — and some can be simply altered for Christmas crafting too! Keep an eye out for my follow-up post with some found and personal Christmas crafts this week.
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!