Browsing Category Upcycled Crafts

Crafty Organisation & a Giveaway!


Monday, June 2, 2014

I like to think that it's chaos that's always so conducive to general creativity. But that kind of thinking is really just a crutch for the untidy (me). I admire people who maintain neat workspaces with the exactness of spacey Scandinavian minimalism. It's an aesthetic I ache to embrace, but my reality is that I ...

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Upcycling: Nespresso Pods


Saturday, May 31, 2014

I drink lots of coffee. I do. Lots. Prepared in all sorts of ways. French-pressed, aeropressed, moka potted, slow-dripped, turkish-style and when I just need a quick one to get me going, I use a Nespresso machine. But what about all those evil little pods? I upcycle them into craft materials. So far, I've used them ...

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Upcycling: Kindle Packaging Gift Box Conversion


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I often save small appliance and gadget boxes for gifting. The Kindle's packaging reminds me of a spartan jewellery box and is just the thing for presenting flat items like stationery, slim paperbacks, skinny scarves or necklaces/chain bracelets. Before beginning the alteration of the box, remove the ragged-looking perforated sealing flaps (I am not a neat opener ...

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Projects with Index Cards


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Most index cards come printed with blue horizontal rules and a margin marked in pink. And we expect this of the form to the point where the lines take on a cast of invisibility. They become blank canvasses that will take whatever you put on them in clashless acceptance. I love using index cards for craft projects. ...

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Ears wear shweshwe


Friday, April 8, 2011

Upcycled gifttags


Friday, April 8, 2011

For each tag, I adhered two old business cards to each other with the printed sides in. I cut out the cupcakes from a disposable paper placemat and used Sakura 3D crystal lacquer for surface interest and finished off the tags with washi tape and eyelets.

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