Recycle Craft: Fabric Corsage

One petal down, 25 more to go!

I loved reviewing the Clover Flower Frill Template, and it kind of got my creative juices flowing. I started thinking of all the ways I could use the template to upcycle and recycle fabric to make chic, fun hair pins and fabric corsages. I thought I’d share my technique with you, so you can try it, too. You’ll need: recycled fabric- a cloth that is made of cotton or silk works best, and try to use fabrics that are the […]

Mother’s Day Project on CraftsUnleashed & Thoughts on Infertility

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Just wanted to let y’all know that I posted a Mother’s Day project on CraftsUnleashed today. Here’s how I describe it on CU: The basket base of this craft was designed and featured in Martha Stewart Living Magazine in April, 210, page 160. I just decided that it needed to “kicked up a notch” by personalizing it with photos. And my good friend and decor expert Stacy was the one who thought to use the fan pulls in a non-traditional […]

Recycled Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee filter blooms are a great recycling craft!

Yeah, I know this one is kinda an “oldie-but-a-goodie,” but I had such a good time making them today that I thought I’d share it here, too…just to remind you how much fun you can have with the garbage you generate! My recycled objects were all collected after breakfast: 5 or 6 coffee filters (per flower) egg carton (yields 12) cereal box Plus you’ll need some not-so-recycled objects, one each per flower: bamboo skewers chenielle stems button for the center […]

Martha’s Teacup Candles

Ok, here’s a great way to both recycled chipped or orphaned teacups and old candles: recycled teacup candles.  Just in time for Mothers’ Day, the idea is simple and elegant. To recap, you’ll gather some wonky candles from around your home. You know you have them- ones that got dinged up, ones that are burned 1/2 way down and look goofy, ones that have faded from the sun. Gather them up and pull out the wicks, and then melt them […]