Category Archives: Recycle Crafts

More mad for plaid: DIY no-sew Madras Tie Easter Eggs

Today I have another way to repurpose men’s neckties. If you went shopping for second-hand ties after yesterday’s Madras Tie Topiary, I hope you picked up a few extra to DIY these Madras Tie Easter Eggs. I think you’re familiar … Continue reading

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Mad for Plaid: Repurpose old ties for your spring décor

We all love a good recycle craft, right? There’s something so satisfying about repurposing old or discarded items and making them beautiful again. That’s what designer Kathleen George did when she picked up a handful of madras ties at the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mardi Gras with DIY decorations

Mardi Gras is next week, and here’s what’s on my craft table today. I’m wrapping up a few super-easy craft ideas for a fun Mardi Gras celebration, and I’ll share them with you tomorrow. Today I have several DIY Mardi … Continue reading

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DIY Winter Wreath: Cozy & Creamy, Sweater & Snowflake Wreath

Brrrr – it’s cold this week, and Kathleen George’s DIY Winter Sweater Wreath looks so cozy. She shopped second-hand stores for assorted sweaters to create the subtle, patchwork design. I know you’re familiar with her technique – tucking fabric pieces … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, the top crafts of 2014, and “thank you” gifts

Happy New Year! I hope you finished 2014 with a flourish, and you’re refreshed and ready for a crafty & creative 2015. Today I’m sharing the top crafts from 2014 – if you missed these last year, be sure they’re … Continue reading

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How to make a beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel

This Mixed Media Christmas Angel is one of my favorites. I love the texture of the nail heads around her gown, and the contrast of the glistening, embossed wings. And a repurposed spoon for her head? Heavenly! We’re so close … Continue reading

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Fa, la, la: Craft a chorus of carolers from gloves

Singing sweetly is something I can’t do, and in fact, you’ll thank me for not singing. However, I do love this sweet choir of Christmas carolers, all made from gloves. My favorite little caroler is the mischievous snowball thrower. If … Continue reading

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Another easy, no-sew fabric Christmas ornament made from an old shirt

Today I’m wrapping up the “Mad for Plaid & Paisley” ornament series with my favorite – the Patchwork Fabric Ornaments. I bet you’re familiar with the technique used to make these no-sew fabric ornaments, but the variations are endless. My … Continue reading

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DIY ornaments for woodland-theme Christmas décor

Today’s Rag Ball Ornaments are perfect for a woodland theme Christmas tree. These classic ornaments are slightly rustic, and will add a subtle pop of color to more natural woodland elements. The DIY fabric ornaments will be equally at home … Continue reading

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New, easy fabric ornament series: “Mad for Plaid & Paisley”

Can you believe that these pretty, DIY ornaments are made with repurposed shirts from the Goodwill, along with balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam? Designer Patty Schaffer worked her magic to repurpose several old shirts into this “Mad for Plaid & … Continue reading

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