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Guest Blog - Crocheted Can Cozy by Moogly

Posted by Marcea
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OttLite Ambassador Tamara Kelly is this month's guest blogger.  The creator of the crochet blog Moogly, Tamara shares with us a pattern to make a Crafty Hanging Can Cozy.  A great way to upcycle old cans and also get organized for back to school, this pattern is simple and helps to brighten up your supplies! Take it away Tamara . . . What have I been crafting under my OttLite? The Crafty Hanging Can Cozy! It's a fun craft that combines crochet, paper, washi tape, and recycling... and can help [Read More...]

Tags: blog crafting crochet crocheting Lion Brand Yarns Moogly OttLite recycle upcycle
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



Road Trip Notebook

Posted by Autumn

Summer is fast approaching! Some of my dearest summer vacation memories are of the annual road trips my mother and I took together. We drove from Florida to Vermont to spend a week with my grandparents. We delighted in small towns, back roads, and all the adventures a good road trip can bring. I used to tape postcards of each state into my journal and kept a detailed log of what roads we took, where we ate and shopped, and what sights we saw.When I saw this project on Dollar Store Crafts, I  was [Read More...]

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Soup Can Herb Garden

Posted by Autumn

Did you celebrate Earth Day this Sunday? If not, or if you just want to keep the celebration of our precious planet going a little longer, here is a fun gardening craft project! We liked this one because it involved recycling soup cans (or any tin can) and also growing plants indoors, which we know a thing or two about. Soup Can Herb GardenWhat you'll need:Empty aluminum canScrewdriver and hammerSmall rocks, marbles, or pebblesPotting soil (about 1-1/2 cups)Small potted herbHow to make it:1. [Read More...]

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Upcycled Soda Can Jewelry

Posted by Autumn

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), we wanted to find a fun upcycling craft project. Upcycling is the process of taking a recyclable item and turning it into something new and fabulous. This soda can jewelry project from Polwig.com fit the bill perfectly!Upcycled Soda Can Jewelryfrom polwig.comWhat You Need:aluminum soda canpaper puncher in fun shapepush-pincutting matbeading wire or fishing linefastener1. Cut the top and bottom from a washed aluminum can.2. Use a paper puncher to cut out fun [Read More...]

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Lace Water Bottle

Posted by Autumn

We fell in love this crafter's blog right from the home page. Carolyn's homework has a subtitle we just couldn't resist. Today's assignment: be inspired. How perfect is that?This upcycle project starts with a regular glass water bottle and turns it into a charming vase. The perfect addition to a side table near a breezy window, or, as Carolyn suggests, DIY wedding decorations.Upcycled Lace Water BottleWhat You Need:a glass water bottlelace (recycle old curtain lace or purchase at your local [Read More...]

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T-Shirt Necklace Craft

Posted by Autumn

How many old T-shirts do you have in your closet? How about your dresser drawer--the one you never open for fear of a printed-cotton tee explosion? Yeah, we thought so. T-shirts are kind of like those fuzzy Tribbles from the original Star Trek. You get one at a marathon or a concert and it seems harmless, but the next thing you know you've got dozens of them filling up random drawers, spare closets, and boxes marked TO DONATE.So, what to do with all your past-prime T-shirts? If you're [Read More...]

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Fond Memory Photo Frames

Posted by Autumn

There are certain objects that, having outlived their original purpose, continue to enchant and inspire. I’m thinking of things like old keys, watch cogs, vintage postcards, and glass jars. Especially glass jars.Walk through any flea market, garage sale, or antique store and you’re bound to find a small—or not-so-small—collection of mayonnaise jars, jelly jars, pickled beet jars…you get the idea. There’s something really magical about that smooth, clear container. So many possibilities, so [Read More...]

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Low-tech letters

Posted by Autumn

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not email, not an IM, not a Facebook wall post. I mean a real, tactile, pen-and-paper letter?The art of the personal letter used to be taught to young boys and girls in grammar school—now it’s about as common as making macramé hanging baskets for indoor plants.  Which is a real shame, because who doesn’t love getting a letter in the mail? And really, don’t you think the postman gets bored of delivering Valu-Paks and cable bills? I would.With those [Read More...]

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