|Posted on January 29, 2016 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Valentine's Day is not far away and I'm in the process of creating some cards and projects for both family members and friends. This plastic bag heart wreath is one of my favourite projects and even though I can now make it completely in red, I still love the look of this one with the bit of white. In the past besides the plastic bag wreath I've made book photo frames, Valentine clocks, and heart topiaries, among other things. This year I'm frantically trying to finish up my Valentine cards - all I have time (and resources) to make.
Here's a sampling of what I've made so far:
Yup, the old 'key to my heart' card. I didn't sell off all my keys - I know better than that. (By the way the keys I did sell went to the cafe at Black Squirrel Books to be used as part of their decor!). To get back to this card, I did keep a few on hand in case I had a brainstorm on recycling these (or upcycling - whatever). The paper is from some junk mail I keep getting from an insurance company. I added the message and that was about it. Oh, I stuck the key on with paper glue but need to get something sturdier as it (the key, I mean) keeps slipping!
I have a hoard of old stamps that I've got - see, I just can't throw anything away!! Anyway, this one goes to my daughter who is the queen of my heart. The little guy who is the king is getting a few pop-up cards that I made after reading a book on how to make these. But - I digress and will post later this week.
To make this card, I just arranged the stamps on a piece of card paper, cut out a heart on another piece of cardstock and voila - a card was
born - made!
I didn't make this one - my crafty friend, Sean made it - but I thought I would post it so yo can see how simple and elegant your homemade cards can be. Just bits of little Valentine shapes (the one inside is actually cut from a doily.
Easy peasy, no??
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|Posted on June 29, 2013 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
For my American and French visitors, I think you can use ideas from my previous DIY Canada Day post to create your own holiday decorations and crafts. There are oodles of ideas all over the web for July 4th and Bastille Day celebrations. I posted some links on my other blog. But before dashing off to the shops to get the items you will need, take a peek inside your recycling bins, cupboards and drawers to see what you can recycle to get the same effect. To make great decorations and ideas for these holidays, take a look.
|Posted on February 3, 2012 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on January 22, 2012 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
Okay, so I’ve been pretty lazy about blogging but I’m just getting back on my feet and am feeling frisky again. My OC article on keeping your new year’s resolutions by going green was published yesterday. Here’s the link.
So because my energy level is not quite up there (I’m saving it for a new project!), I checking out the web to see what others are doing by recycling creatively. And, of course, I keep folks on the web who are doing wonderful and very professional looking recycling projects (none of this macaroni on cardboard recycling crafts!).
And speaking of recycling - here’s another example (amazing) of what you can make from the pictures of magazines, calendars, or card--ta dah--clever DIY candle votive covers.
|Posted on December 19, 2011 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
I don't know about you but I still get quite a few Christmas cards in the mail and enjoy receiving them even though e-cards are more eco-friendly. Besides, coming up with ideas to recycle them is one way of keeping the kids busy while you make your hoilday preparations.
Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) has oodles of ideas and how-to projects for recycling holiday cards. These little card trees are similar to those over at Stone and Rose that I blogged about yesterday but a little easier to make.