A Celebration Vignette

A Celebration Vignette

Ever get tired of dusting those smaller accessories? Now you can be a discerning collector and define your style by housing it all under an acrylic box. Gather bits and pieces of memorabilia and create a celebration vignette for a special friend or yourself. The Mini showcase will be enjoyed by all every day. Materials needed: 12″ square tile Old frame moulding recut Small collectibles Acrylic box ( 11-3/4″ square x 13″ high)...

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Hot Fun in the Summertime

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Summer is heating up and so are the parties. Decorative matchboxes can add some flair to your summertime gatherings with these little “works of art” for the table. Paired with candles, they can also make hot hostess gifts. Materials Needed for Hot Fun in the Summertime: 4 matchboxes (restaurant or hotel giveaways) Lightweight cardboard Felt, decorative paper or pictures from magazines 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon Glue gun White glue...

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Busy Beaver Ben Napkin Rings

Busy Beaver Ben Napkin Rings

Both children and adults will enjoy Busy Beaver Ben, the napkin ring that takes on a whole new job building a fancy table setting for a “glamping” lunch or just livening up the conversation at a summer picnic table. PVC (plastic pipe ) Piping, braid and ribbon Plastic toy animal Glue gun White glue Here’s how: Cut PVC pipe 2″ wide Sand both edges of cut pipe Cut braid, piping and ribbon to fit around PVC pipe Glue piping to both...

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Newsworthy Paper Basket

Newsworthy Paper Basket

Woven newspaper with a plastic liner is recycled into a functional and amazing “green basket” for gathering and carrying the “finds” of the day; whether they are found in the forest, on a hike or on a treasure hunt looking for everyday objects to upcycle into creative crafts. Materials Needed: White glue Newspaper Strawberry plastic basket Blue painter’s tape Solid color paper Jute trim Scissors Here’s how:...

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So. San Francisco Scavenger Co. # 3

The last two recycling projects (in keeping with the Goddess of Garbage’s “outdoor theme”) have arrived at the South San Francisco Learning Center. The Goddess has been busy organizing the presentation of all the recycling projects and is now completing the wall design and shelving for the Learning Center’s  “make-over” reveal in September of this year. Check back soon for a preview of the remodel. Here’s the last two projects that will be...

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