Learn how to custom paint leather shoes, boots or sandals successfully with acrylic paint and then how to trim and embellish them with rhinestones, faux gems, sequins and other fashion accents
This cute snowman and Santa figure are fun to make for the holidays. Using recycled salt and pepper shakers for the bodies, their costumes can be created from whatever materials you have on hand.
I've seen pictures in random shapes since I was a very little girl. It was fun to look at the clouds and find a bunny or a butterfly. I think we've all played this game. Recently I noticed shapes that a wet tea bag left on paper. I've traced the shapes and made amazing pictures out of them.
Upcycling, or giving old items new life, is becoming increasingly popular as a way to keep items out of landfills. Learn how to turn crop jeans into a tote to get started!
Every time I threw out a tea bag, I felt guilty. So I started saving the used ones in a bowl. I noticed the tea stain on a raspberry zinger herbal tea bag one day. It was pink, pretty and reminded me of a rose petal. It was the first of many tea bag art ideas.
Don't throw out those old jeans and fabric scraps. Repurpose them into this cute and festive table runner. The entire project only takes a few hours. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos are included.
Jazz up your sofa and save an old pair of jeans from the landfill by making this adorable denim throw pillow cover. Easy step by step instructions and photos are provided.
How to make a mosaic table top with ceramic tiles for outdoors in your garden. What are the best mosaic techniques for beginners. How do I grout a mosaic? Ceramic Tiles make an awesome garden table.
Plastic bottle crafts for kids, preschoolers and adults. Craft project ideas using water and liter bottles. How to make crafts using plastic bottles. Recycle ideas for children. Make flowers, jewelry.
Mason, canning, or glass jars... they can all be used to make crafts. Ideas for kids and adults. Recycled and upcycled Christmas crafts, centerpieces, wedding décor, gifts, and more.
Try these fun and easy egg carton craft ideas for kids and preschoolers! It's a great way to upcycle an item you can accumulate easily.
I design hats for performance art and events. I've illustrated a how-to guide to help you make a Mad Hatter top hat. It's like in the story, but it uses upcycled materials found around the house.
Since I was very little I loved to upcycle random objects. As an adult, I find that recycling brings out my creativity. Upcycling and creating art with used tea bags has been incredibly satisfying. Tea bag roses are organically beautiful and so easy to make.
Tea bag embroidery is simple and fun. It is another way to repurpose a tea bag into a beautiful art project. The possible stain colors and embroidery designs are endless. This craft is suitable for any skill level.