Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My favorite RECYCLE projects

Earth Day is coming up April 22.... so to celebrate I thought I'd recap some favorite projects of mine that feature recycled items. I love coming up with creative ways to use "trash". So how to I define "trash"? It's either stuff that I would normally throw away, or things that need a new look. Making something useful out of both are forms of recycling, right?!

Thought it be fun to do a guessing game, so here it goes:
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What can you make out of your empty laundry detergent boxes?

What can you make out of a toilet paper roll?

What can you make from old, ugly canvases?

What about a t-shirt with a grease stain?

What can you do with all those plastic bags?

What can you make out of a Pizza Box?

What about old sponges and paper grocery bags?

Happy Earth Day!!!


Friday, April 2, 2010

No sew pillows

Okay, I know most of you know by now that I can't sew. With the help of my two oldest children, Fabri-Tac and some Innerfuse, I crafted these darling pillows.

Well, okay.... I cheated and bought the pillow covers at Target for under $5 each. But I did add a few simple details to make them a little more charming!

This is my child's painting. Our school did a fundraiser though Art to Remember. We were able to purchase an array of items transformed with our children's art, so I decided to buy the quilt block for $6 . I had in mind save them from year to year so I could have a quilt made, but I decided to go ahead and make something I could enjoy right now.

First I ironed out the cotton pillow covers and fused the artwork to the front.

Then I glued on some wide rick-rack with my fabri-tac. I wanted to leave some of the white border exposed to help create a matted look

Then I stitched on some big buttons (yes, I CAN sew on a button) for accents and to cover up the corners.

I had some old, unused throw pillows that I stuffed inside.

And here they are! Just noticing now that one of my buttons is crooked. Oh well, just adds to the charm, right?! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

And remember.....HE IS RISEN!!!!

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