Tag: recycled

ETSY SHOP cjBlueCreates

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cjBlueCreates I’ve added to my ETSY Shop! Haven’t been active on ETSY in quite some time. But as I was organizing my studio a couple of weeks ago I quickly realized I have a rather large stash of old and newer pieces of odd and broken jewelry that I have been collecting for years for

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Unconventional Wreath Challenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch #thrifted #craft #goodwill #granddaughters #wreath Got together with two of my granddaughter’s Alexa and Zayda to create Unconventional Wreaths from items they found at the thrift store. This was so much fun. We hope you enjoy this video. And we hope it inspires you to create something unconventional! Please hit that subscribe button on

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Shoe DIY Fix

Got these great shoes with an amazing heel while thrifting. But when I got them home and was cleaning them up I noticed some spots on them. I used my arsenal of shoe cleaning products to try and remove the spots but ended up leaving even bigger lighter spots. ūü§≠ oooops! After kicking myself for

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National Thrift Shop Day August 17, 2016

‚ÄúDuring National Thrift Shop Day, thrifters not only celebrate the values of up-cycling, re-using, smart shopping and thrifty fashion, but by shopping at Goodwill, they can have an even greater impact: they can help put unemployed or underemployed neighbors back to work,‚ÄĚ said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
http://www.goodwill.org/uncategorized/goodwill-celebrates-national-thrift-shop-day-2/

Chloe Belle has a New Blanket & Bandana

I save pretty much anything because I always think I can make something out of it. Recently I cut up some thrifted jeans to make into distressed shorts. I had a pile of jean scraps so I decided to use them to make a blanket for my Yorkie, Chloe Belle.

Fairy Garden Fun for Summer

Fairy Gardens or Miniature Gardens seem to be popping up everywhere and are perfect for a summer DIY. ¬†The creative possibilities with these gardens are endless. You can use most any container and “fairy decorations.” ¬†Truly so fun to create. ¬†This is how I made mine.   Gather supplies Container for your garden. ¬†This can

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Plastic Bottle Cap Art reCycle reUse 

Rainy afternoons are great for crafting especially when you utilize everyday objects to create a masterpiece! My stash of bottle caps along with some plastic frames, thick tacky glue and pretty paper sent my Grandchildren  Zane, Alexa and Amya on their way to tapping into their creative side . Steps: Take glass out of frame

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Recyle Bin Rescue, Recycled Materials Photo Necklace

Love trash to treasure crafting!  Rescued this facial cleansing cloth container from the recycle bin and took the plastic off  to make this cute recycled necklace. Materials Used to complete this project: Recycled plastic piece Рspray paint Рjewelry findings & chain Рdesired photo РE6000 glue-Mod Podge -bead for embellishment Рassorted

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