I haven’t been ignoring this blog……just been busy being creative and doing the new EcoHeidi TV show on the Cool2Craft network. All my projects have been going over to the Cool2Craft site. Check out the latest EcoHeidi Projects this week on http://www.cool2craft.com…there is a video LiveStream on the EcoHeidi Show going 24/7 with this weeks projects and be sure to sign up for the newsletter……then you can get the instruction photo tutorials on these cool projects.
Don’t miss these cool projects…..
Plastic Water Bottle Cap Snake
Cereal Box Mosaic Coasters
Cereal Box and Water Bottle Cap... Tic Tac Toe Game
Every Monday there is a new show on the Cool2Craft Channel. Lots of cool projects. So check it out
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Tagged Aleene's Tacky Glue, Cereal Boxes, Cool2Craft, Crafting TV, Creative Recycling, Eco Friendly, EcoCrafting, Green Crafting, Kids Crafting, Kids Eco Crafting, Plastic Water Bottle Cap Crafts, Recycle Crafts
Gift Wrap and Newspaper Pin
There are so many gift wrap papers on the market….you can make a quick and easy pin from any gift wrap paper. Easiest way to apply glue is to squeegee glue (I’ve used the Aleene’s Tacky Glue*) onto several thicknesses of newspaper. I use a piece of cardboard or a old credit card to squeegee. You want a thin layer but solid layer of glue. Onto of the prepared newspaper, glue the piece of the gift wrap paper
Gift Wrap Paper Design on Several preglued thicknesses of newspaper
Trim off excess newspaper and gift wrap paper, then cut out the design with scissors while the glue is still wet.
Here is flower completely cut out
Gift Wrap Flower completely cut out
Apply the 3D Crystal Lacquer from Sakura onto the top…add rhinestones to the wet lacquer.
Applying Sakura 3D lacquer
Let the lacquer dry….It dries with an hour or two depending on weather. Glue a pin back to the back of the flower. You have a quick beautiful pin and you’ve recycled newspaper!!
This was on January 3rd 2011 Cool2Craft Show check out http://www.cool2craft.com to see archived show
*Btw…Aleene is my mom
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Tagged Aleene's Tacky Glue, Cool2Craft, Crafting TV. Green Crafting, Creative Recycling, Eco art, Eco Friendly Jewelry, EcoCrafting with newspaper, EcoHeidi Show, Green Crafting, Newspaper, Recycle Crafts, Recyling
Did you see Cool2Craft this week? I had such a great time creating this cool project from tin cans and Cool2Cast plaster from Cool2Craft. It’s a great way to first recycle tin cans into gift cans and second it’s useful. I know it’s been done thousands of times but it’s always fun just to spark our creativity and see a new version.
Recycle Tin Cans into Gift Cans
When opening your cans, be sure to use a ‘Smooth Edge’ can opener. When it cuts the can, it creates a cap from the lid and there are no sharp edges. I then filled the lid with a little bit of Cool2Cast plaster. Let it dry and rubber stamped the top. You can decorate the sides any way you want. I collage-d one, put fabric around on one and also just rolled the can in the plaster….let it dry and decorated the plaster with alcohol inks and acrylic paints.
I went with a ‘Wish’ theme and rubber stamped…’I wish you love’….Wishing you dreams come true …wishing you Happiness!!!
If you want to watch the replay of my demo on the Cool2Craft web Tv show, here’s the link:
Also check out all the other wonderful designers on the show:
Me Heidi Borchers – www.ecoheidi.com
Linda Peterson – www.lindapetersondesigns.blogspot.com and www.craftechuniversity.com
Lorine Mason – www.divaschmivas.com
Tiffany Windsor – www.cool2craft.com and www.tiffanywindsor.com
Just being EcoFriendly….
Posted in Creative Thoughts, Eco Project Tips & Tricks
Tagged Cool2Craft, Creative Recycling, Eco art, EcoFriendly, EcoHeidi, Green Crafting, repurpose, reuse, Smooth Edge Can Opener, tin cans
There’s no need to buy two bottles of glue for different craft projects. To create a temporary fine line tip for a glue bottle, all you need is tape! This will allow you to create fine lines for the Embossing with Glue projects I showed today on Cool2Craft.
Here it is!!!
Have fun with and and don’t forget to send me photos of your projects firstname.lastname@example.org
- First, cut off about ¼” from the tip of the glue bottle nozzle. Next, referring to the diagrams, wrap a 4” long piece of transparent tape around the tip of the nozzle. This tip will give you a finer line of glue than the nozzle and can be disposed of when you are finished using it.
- Align one long edge of tape with top edge of nozzle as shown. Press tape firmly to nozzle to prevent leaks.
- Rotate bottle to wrap tape around tip.
- Continue rotating bottle and wrapping tape until the tape reverses direction and winds back down toward the bottle.
- Press tail of tape to top of bottle for easy removal. If needed, you can cut the top of the tape to desired opening size.