Thursday, 31 May 2012

Jubilee pictures!

With the diamond jubilee approaching, why not have a go at this picture made by using spare buttons. Just arrange how you wish, glue and voila! This would make an excellent centre piece for your Jubilee celebrations. You could do something similar using scrap paper, or general trash. Why not give this a go!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Fix an old garden chair!

Do you have any old garden chairs? As the weather has perked up you may be spending more time in the garden. Instead of throwing away old chairs why not weave acrylic wool  as above to create a colourful, original chair. The weaving is quite straightforward and easy to do. Why not give it  go?

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Bonsai tree made from trash!

From Tokyo check out this bonsai tree made from trash. This is a really imaginative way of reusing rubbish and creating something lasting and beautiful from nothing. If you fancy having a go then gather and clean rubbish and consider a backdrop. Arrange your rubbish and let your imagination run riot? The beauty of this is that what have you got to lose-absolutely nothing ! Go on give it a go!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cocktail umbrella light shade!

What do you think of these lamp shades made out of cocktail unbrellas?  Cocktail umbrella sticks have been opened out, arranged to slightly overlap and glued together to create fabulous and unique shades. To create the circle fitting over the bulb two umbrellas have been opened and a glued together. A circle has then been cut through the middle to create the hole. The whole structure has then been glued onto the central umbrella. If you have any cocktail umbrellas lying around why not give it a go for a new and original look.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Advanced recycled art!

These two pictures were made entirely out of recycled scraps such  as beads, plastic, paper,pasta and buttons to name but a few. It is best to sketch out a rough outline first, gather your junk scraps and have fun arranging them. When you are happy with the colour and positioning then you can simply glue in place. This is an advanced project so keep persevering until you are happy with the results. Why not give it a go?

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Recycled candlesticks!

These have been made by using two different sized plastic bottles, one slightly larger than the other. Both bottles should be cut about two to three inches beneath the spout. The smaller spout can then be inserted upside down into the larger spout and glued together to form the candlestick. These are both stylish and cost almost nothing to make.Why not give it a try ?