The completely recycled soda can cuff! – Pink Daisy Lace Cuff

Is everyone sick of seeing cuff bracelets yet?  I am still not tired of making them, each one is unique, and I have a new favorite every time.  This cuff was totally created using soda cans, the flowers, the leaves and the cuff itself are all from soda cans.  The only thing not from a can is the scrap fabric covering the can cuff, the snap, the pink button and the 2 floral cabs.  The center pink daisy, was created by decoupaging a paper doily cut out over the  pink soda can daisy.  This also is my new style of cuff, I had previously had the one with elastic on the back, but now I have attached a snap so it is easier to put on and more versatile size wise.  Too cute!! 🙂

This cuff will be at my shows (depending if/when it sells) this weekend.  Friday from 4 pm – 8 pm at the Winthrop American Legion and Saturday from 9 am – 3 pm at the New Testament Church in Massena.

See you there!

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“We are the music makers and We are the dreamers of dreams” – Roald Dahl – Vintage Sheet Music Recycled Cuff

I would still consider this cuff to be a work in progress but it was too cute not to share.  It was started using a pre-made aluminum cuff that i decoupaged with vintage sheet music then added a soda can daisy, that had also been decoupaged with sheet music and attached a turquoise button to the center.   I think it needs just a touch more bling and to be lined and I will be happy with it!  Enjoy!

Don’t forget 2 crafts shows this weekend, first Friday from 4 pm – 8 pm at the Winthrop American Legion for the Easter Holiday Shopping Kickoff Fair, and then Saturday from 9 am – 3pm at the New Testament Church in Massena!  I will have a variety of my recycled bracelets as well as bedspring wreaths, butterflies and decoration sets!

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Another recycled cuff – The Pink Rose

I love making these bracelets!  Each one of them is so unique, I really am going to have a hard time parting with any of them, but there will be some for sale at my next craft shows, April 15th from 4 pm – 8 pm at the American Legion in Winthrop and April 16th from 9 am – 3 pm at New Testament Church in Massena. 
This bracelet was created using leftover scrap fabric use to create the hat in this past halloween’s Mad Hatter Costume.  The cuff itself is made from soda can, that I cut into strips and glued together.  Then I created a casing with a small piece of elastic and attached it to the soda can and covered it!  The large pink rose is also from a soda can!  The best part about this bracelet is all of it is recycled, even the elastic was leftover from something else!  Its a piece of jewelry you can feel good about.  

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Recycled Newspaper Flower Pot – Version 2

If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.  ~Terri Guillemets

Remember the Newspaper Origami Starter Pots I made, well I ended up being a little behind on starting my flowers, so I needed a quicker way to make the pots.  This method is much easier and quicker!
My Roma Tomato plants in their starter pots!  I can’t wait to make more homemade spaghetti sauce, we only have 10 quarts left from last year! 🙂

Check out the tutorial:
You will need: 
1 small glass
1 page of newspaper per pot
1.  Layout your sheet of newspaper horizontally like below.  

2.  Fold paper in half vertically.  

3.  Using the glass, place the edge of the newspaper on bottom edge of the glass, leaving the open part to be rolled in the newspaper, begin to roll. 

4.  Try to roll the paper as evenly and as tight as possible, this will give your pot a stronger lip. 

5.  Once the paper has been wrapped all the way around, start folding the long edges inside the glass and make a lip around the edge of the glass. 

6.   Press around the lip of the glass, to mold the paper.  

7.  Carefully remove the glass, it will be tight and will require a little wiggling.

8.  Now to make the bottom of the pot, press the glass into the pot and twist to mold the bottom.  You may have to adjust your paper to make sure there are no holes.  

9.  Add your dirt, water, sun and seeds and you will have a starter pot ready to go in the ground in a few months.  

Enjoy!


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Someday this will be Recycled!

I have been searching high and low for good vintage jewelry, either broken or whole to use in my cuffs and other jewelry pieces I will be making.  It is easier to create if I have a lot to choose from so I thought I would share some of my latest finds.  

Yesterday for a very good price I got all of these at the North Country Neighbors Flea Market:

On Etsy I was able to find some great jewelry lots at great prices and most shops are willing to combine shipping so all and all I feel like I have gotten some pretty good deals and some great piece to create with 🙂
Spring SALE A Combination of Jewelry for Repurposing
Three Vintage Pieces of Jewelry For Repurpose
Vintage Bits and Pieces of Jewelry for Repurposing
Jewelry making supplies
Little bits .. two vintage fabric buttons
Lot of 22 single vintage earrings for your repurposing joy
Lot of vintage jewelry links, bits and pieces for your creative expression
Lot of 22 vintage single earrings for your repurposing happiness
Lot of vintage links, bits and pieces of your creative expression

So check back soon for more recycled creations!

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Hot Pink Recycled Cuff – Can you tell I love making these! ♥

If you haven’t guessed,  I absolutely love making these bracelets!  I think it is my new favorite craft project.  There is something great about mixing the recycled soda can flowers and vintage jewelry, it makes such a lovely combo.  On this bracelet, the large hot pink rose, the smaller hot pink flower and the large antique gold leaf are all from soda cans.  The rest are bits and pieces from broken earrings, necklaces and bracelets.   Watch for these for sale at my next show, April 15th from 4 – 8 pm at the Winthrop American Legion and April 16th from 9 am – 3 pm at the New Testament Church in Massena!

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“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams ~ Recycled Cuff 4

This was my first cuff that I created the actual bracelet from soda cans.   I purchased aluminum cuffs and then wanted to kick myself b/c soda cans are made of aluminum.  The cuff portion is made from one soda can that I cut into 1 inch strips and glued together and then covered with ribbon.  It has a small piece of ribbon to tie it on the back to hold it on.  That is the only downfall of the soda can bracelet is it has to be tied or secured in some way.  I think I am going to try elastic next.   The large flower in this piece was also created from a soda can and painted metallic champagne!  Enjoy!

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