I know that many of you enjoy using recycled materials to make your special somethings. So I thought I’d share a little project that I created that’s featured in the current issue of GreenCraft (available August 1st.)
I used vintage toys and other recycled bits to create these playful placeholders for a special gathering. And your guests could be invited to take one home as a party favor. The instructions are included in the article in case you’d like to make some for your next event.
Since we’re on the subject of repurposing, I recently took a strap from Brook’s sandal (she didn’t like the shoes because they were very uncomfortable and I couldn’t bear to see them go to waste)…
…and added some found bits as well as a couple of beads to create this cool and casual bracelet.
The flower at the center is a vintage earring (remove the backing and use a metal hole punch to make two holes which you’ll use to hand stitch the flower to the leather strap). Then add a vintage button and a couple of beaded dangles to the flower with a jump ring.
Making new things using old things…oh what fun! What new things have you been up to?