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How to Make a Small Snowman Hat

Categories: Christmas and Crafty's Projects.

~ Do you accumulate the coffee pod containers?  Even though we buy the Canadian Beaver Rock brand, which are totally recyclable (if your area accepts them) I still like to save them for craft projects.  In our house only my husband drinks coffee but we still get quite a few of them over a while. These ones separate easily and you have a little outer container with a hole in the bottom and a basket like inner piece.  I haven’t found an idea for the basket liner yet, but I’m still thinking about it.  Have you got any ideas? Cut
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A Mini Yarn Basket

Categories: Christmas and Crafty's Projects.

~ I’m trying to come up with ways of recycling these empty k cups instead of just recycling them.  The ones we buy are recyclable but many of them aren’t and these ideas will keep some of them from going to the landfill. I came up with a mini yarn basket – a great way to use those left over bits and pieces of yarn from other projects. Supplies: k cup, brown paint, twine, small bits of yarn, mini knitting accessories if you can find them, or use two long quilting pins for knitting needles, E6000 glue or similar The
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How to Make a Trivet

Categories: Crafty's Projects.

~ You can easily make your own trivet out of a 7 inch cork circle, broken tiles, tile adhesive, mod podge and coloured sand.   We recently made one in the Creative crafting group that meets on Fridays. The cork circles can be purchased at dollar stores and tiles can be obtained from the Re-Store or any hardware/home improvement store. The tiles are broken into pieces with a tile cutter and arranged on the cork base.  It was best to fill in around the edges first and then work inwards. At first the tiles were just arranged on the cork
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CD Scratch Art

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

~ If you are like me you have an abundance of CDs.  There was a time when you got all sorts of them with free programs, or you have a lot of old ones from computer storage.  I’m a saver, and have a big box full of them.  I’m always trying to use them in whimsical craft projects. The latest idea I tried was scratch art.  I remember doing this type of craft years and years ago in public school.  You coloured a sheet of paper in all different colours and then coloured the whole thing over in black.  With
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Stained Glass Keychimes

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

~ I’ve been making garden whimsy with old cd’s for a long time.  One o the first things I made was some key chimes. Unfortunately the old cds and the weather aren’t good companions and the shine of the cd starts to wear away.  The keys get all twirled together and after awhile it gets hard to untangle the fishing line.  So it was time to repair and upcycle the key chimes once again. The old key chime was made of 2 cds glued together, keys and fishing line.  This time I used one of the stained glass cds that
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Stained Glass CD

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

~ Turn an old cd into a stained glass decoration. Here is another project I am working on.  Take the old cds you have and start to strip off the shiny part.  You score it just a little bit and then use some wide sticky tape, the stickier the better.  Press the tape onto the shiny part and then pull quickly, and presto the shiny part starts to come off.  Do it over and over until you are left with a clear disc. Trace the cd onto white paper, two per page.  Draw your design.  I did mine freehand so
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CD Starburst

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Garden Projects.

~ This cd starburst reminds me so much of the clocks from the 1960’s.  It was another great project shared with us by Gail at Creative Crafting.  You need 2 cds, some bbq skewers, paint, items to embellish, paint, and a glue gun. The first thing to do is trace the cd onto paper and then add the spoked, making sure you cross the centre point each time. Lay one cd onto the grid.  The long bbq skewers were painted black (thanks Heather) and then laid onto the lines.  I used shorted sticks that I had painted a turquoise colour
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