Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days of Recycled Crafting

You know you haven't blogged in a while when you can't remember your blog's password...  oh well.   Nevertheless I'm back for the season of recycled/upcycled crafting. This time of year it's as if I have a fever of crafting. It wakes me in the night, it distracts me from other tasks, and I seek the company of other afflicted crafters.  I was invited into just such a group last Friday night when Amy Decker had a group of StampinUp hostesses to her home for a lovely party, complete with food, sweets and projects! The first project is modeled here by "WoWo". (Such a willing model!)
It is made from beautiful StampinUp designer paper affixed to a washer. So simple I just had to rush home and make more.

I dug through the tool bin and came up with three washers: one new and two used.  Fine by me. Recycle, Baby!  I cut the circles, inside and out, from pretty paper.  Then I glued the paper onto the washers and sanded off any excess.

  I barely let them dry before I added a coating of my new favorite product: Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. (Seems the fever causes both impulsivity and impatience)  It seals, coats, and leaves a shiny raised surface.  I used it last month to make the scrabble tile necklaces for the library sale.                                                                   

Here's a close-up of the final product, after two coats were applied.  I touched up the edges of the rusty washer with silver marker later.

Stick with me over the next week or so for more feverish recycled crafting. And be sure to leave a post and tell me if you are symptomatic.


  1. Nice! I was wondering how you did the Scrabble tiles. Love those too!

  2. They look great, Kate. I bought the mod podge, now I'm ready to try making some...

  3. on my way now to get the goo! Move over hand-carved rubber stamps, I've got washers on the mind!

    1. Love it! You just keep inspiring me! Thanks, Kate!

  4. OOOOOOOOH, that modge podge stuff looks really interesting!!

    I saw something good over on craftzine earlier... old eyeglass case (the hard kind) turned into a little sewing kid. Cover it with a bright fabric, put in a couple small spools of thread (the narrow ones), a little "pillow", a few stick pins, and a couple sewing needles. I'm thinking I might have to make something like that to send with a few other small things to Guatemala.

    (I told Andy that I think I put the book I was going to give you into the goodwill box, sorry!)


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