I started reading about using pop cans to make pretty tin boxes at Mag Ruffman’s Tool Girl site. I wonder if someone has used this technique to make a tin ceiling. That would be pretty thrifty, crafty and pretty smart recycling too.
I wanted to see other ideas for working with beer and pop/ soda cans. Some were pretty basic, just using them as a can to store things in. Decorating them with things like scraps of fabric, wallpaper, and so on. Squishing them up, adding stuffed animal parts and making them look like road kill, that seemed a little drastic in some way. I was looking for more interesting and unique ideas. Things people really can use and want to have.
I found some links to ideas for re-purposing tin cans in a post on Squidoo. eHow had a post about using recycled soda cans too. Of course, Flickr was where I found the art made with tin cans of all sorts: Altered Tin Can Altered Art in a Tin JimShoresArt has Can-do Fan Tab ulous Aluminum and Tin Can Art
Helen Harle has a book showing how to create jewelry with upcycling pop cans. Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry: Upcycle cans into vibrant necklaces, rings, earrings, pins, & bracelets.
From realpzzazz on Etsy. Especially careful work done with the face.
Valerie Baber Designs on Etsy. Noticed the scarf design (in grey) from a Pinterest post. Very romantic designs.
The last time I can remember seeing a book of paper dolls was on the shelves of a thrift shop, a second hand store. I’ve attempted to make my own, long ago. I have admiration for the people who accomplish all the precise cutting and planning to make a paper doll and her wardrobe.
Original Paper Doll Artist Guild
Organization of artists and collectors who promote the art and hobby of paper dolls.
If you are a fan of babies and teddies, then this is the perfect combination for you. Have you ever seen a cuter All-in-One pattern than this snuggly bear from Sirdar? Both garments have been created using <a href=”/
Source: All-In-One and Mittens in Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky (1774) | Deramores
For years I keep seeing photos of a little robot made of cardboard boxes. It’s cute and I saved the photos sometimes. I posted a couple of seasonal images even. But, until yesterday, I did not know what the actual name was for this. Then I found it on a free wallpaper site. In their image tags was a tag “danbo”. It stood out from the other tags so I looked it up. Sure enough, I had finally found the name for the little cardboard box robot.
Blue and white floral tea cozy from an Etsy shop.
Blue and white daisy tea cozy from another Etsy shop.
via – Recycled Blue Jean Denim Crazy Quilt Purse with Fabric by ljeans.
Found it on Pinterest. Followed the link to an Etsy shop but it was already sold. Glad to see a couple of other photos of it.
I have used all sorts of denim pieces in this jacket, in the CQ style, utilizing some pockets and labels too. I’ve made a number of these jackets and find they’re a great way to use up denim! I’ve also attempted knitting with denim strips too, which isn’t something I would highly recommend. I liked the end result, but my hands didn’t!
via MAGPIE’S MUMBLINGS: Recycled Denim jacket.
I love this idea. I also admire crazy quilting, especially the traditional style using rich fabrics, embroidery, beads, lace and other gorgeous things for trim and extra embellishments.