Melted Crayon Picture Frame

Melted crayon art can be a really fun way to upcycle old and broken crayons. I suggest playing around with techniques before attempting your final piece. Check out this tutorial for some inspiration for how to turn your practice piece into a conversation piece. It takes a little while to get used to. In general,…

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Easy Peasy Paint Organization

For the longest time, I had all of my paints thrown into a bin. This worked in the short term, but it was really annoying to find certain paints, because I had to go digging through the bin every time. So I came up with an easy organizational system that upcycles one of the most…

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Money Saving Opportunities

Want to save money or earn some extra cash without exerting a lot of effort? Check out these apps and tips Ibotta (free app) This is an app that offers money back for buying certain items (bananas, bread, Groupon deals). All you have to do is add a featured item to your list, buy the…

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Bottle Cap Frame

Supplies: Bottle caps Paint Modge Podge Paintbrush Scissors Thick cardboard Thin paper bag Glue Hot glue gun and glue Pencil Plastic sheet (like from packaging- I used a plastic sleeve from some pictures I had printed and cut out the desired size)                         For…

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Fake It as You Make It Basket

At some point in my life, I saw a tutorial for how to weave a basket out of magazines. I have now tried it three times and each time I wound up insanely frustrated with a pile of intertwined garbage (and not in a good way). It did not go well. However, in my last…

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This is How We Roll: Magazine Tubes

There are tons of fun crafts you can use these magazine tubes for, such as making baskets, wall art, and picture frames. And it’s a great way to upcycle magazines, catalogs, newspapers, or junk mail. So it’s really a win-win. Added bonus: once you get the hang of it, it’s a wonderful thing to keep…

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Sticker Bows

Supplies: Stickers Scissors Hot glue gun and glue Thin cardboard Ribbons           For clip options, see Traditional Bow tutorial.

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Bottle Cap Bows

Supplies: Stickers/pictures Bottle caps Thin cardboard (such as cereal box) Scissors Hot glue gun and glue Modge Podge Ribbon (Ribbon Holder tutorial found here)            

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Pikachu Bow

Supplies: Yellow cloth or wide ribbon (I used strips of an old T-shirt) Thin black ribbon or cloth Red fabric/acrylic paint or gems Hot glue gun and glue Scissors Optional: Bottle cap Red, white, and black paint Paintbrush Modge Podge                              …

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