Monday, September 3, 2012

Upcycling socks!

More than just dolls and monkeys! :D
Step 1:Your basic ankle sock.
Step 2: flip the sock over.

Step 3: the same sock with the cuff cut off and a long slit cut from heel to toe.
Save the cuffs! They make great hair ties! :D

Sunday, September 2, 2012

More papertube crafting!

Here are some tp tubes and a pt tube,painted white and ready for the next step!
 The same tubes laid on their sides and gently flattened.

 A close-up showing how I marked .5" inch marks and the cut them up.
Piles of "petals"!

Flowers! (Or stars,or snowflakes!)
The ones that are white on the inside as well were cut from the tp tubes.I could reach in and paint them before cutting them up.
The pt tubes were just too long to "pre paint" on the inside. No problem,though.They are easy to do now! :D

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Upycling tubes!

I have started working with upcycled toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes! They are so much fun and easy to work with!
The top photo shows a wall art piece in progress.A few coats of black acrylic paint makes it look rather like cast iron from a distance!
Then you see closeups of black and white painted flowers/stars/snowflakes in progress.
I've started a swap on swap-bot for these and am teaching a class at my workplace (a group home) on them as well. It's going to be lots of fun for everyone! :D