Saturday, 28 April 2012

Junk mail tree picture!

Here junk mail has been cut into tree like shapes and glued onto a white canvass. The canvass has been framed to make a lovely, simple yet original picture. Junk mail can be used as it gives a unique, textured effect. Makes you almost wish for more deliveries. Why not give it a try?

Monday, 23 April 2012

More Junk Mail Art!

Here I have used junk mail and cut it into a two heart outlines and one heart. The paper is then stuck onto canvasses which I bought for about £4. Overall the effect is pleasing and stylish and a great way to recycle and make stylish art at the same time. You could cut out all sorts of other shapes to suit your particular interests. Why not give it a go?

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Junk mail art!

Hate junk mail ? Why not gather it up and make a stunning picture as above. This is made using junk mail cut into interesting shapes and glued onto a canvas. The effect is a unique picture which can be hung pride of place in your home. Next time you have junk mail pushed through your letter box why not try a creative way of recycling it? The results could be amazing!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Recycling glass bottles!

If you are feeling artistic then why not have a go at painting left over glass bottles? These are wine bottles with the label removed. You need to use acrylic paints on glass.  It may be helpful to practice complex paint ideas first but at least any errors can be rectified by simply wiping them off whilst wet. Or you could try geometric or abstract designs for starters. These bottles have had inserts added so they can be used to store olive oil. They would also make lovely gifts or could be used for home made wine,candle holders etc. Why not give it a go?

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Painted plant pots!

Now that Spring is here and you are starting to plant why not get out your paints to liven up plant pots? As seen above even a little paint on the rim can dramatically alter and improve the humble plant pot. Any paints can be used but if using water based paints it is best to varnish  in order to protect your art work Ceramic pots  work best and can be easily and dramatically improved with a little imagination. These also make great presents all year round so why not give it a go?

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Mini eggs in a mug !

Fed up of the expense of easter eggs and the large amount of packing rather than chocolate? Why not buy a mug and fill with mini eggs instead? This is not only a cost effective alternative to easter eggs it also means you have a mug to keep having eaten all the lovely eggs. Here we have placed a bag of mini eggs and chocolate bunnies in a mug but you could also use an egg cup as an alternative. Why not try this as a simple alternative to easter eggs?

Monday, 2 April 2012

Yarn Easter Eggs!

Why not have a go at making these yarn easter eggs, which look amazing. All you need are balloons blown up and tied. yarn, pva glue and a sharp needle. Simply place pva glue on the wool/yarn and wrap around the balloon evenly. Wait for the glue to dry completely and prick the balloon and remove. This makes a great craft activity for the kids so why not give it a try?