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
Posted in Eco Project Tips & Tricks
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
Plastic ‘Blister’ packaging is every where….it’s the plastic ‘window’ like part on a package that protects the item inside the package….yes you usually rip it off the card board backing and throw them both away. Wait! No….Not any more….I love those packages…there are so many shapes and sizes. I have so many ideas for them I haven’t even begun…..
A few plastic 'Blister' packages
I recently bought this toy package for another project. (It’s the truck in the above photo…. I knew right away I could use the ‘blister’ …..I was very excited there was so much detail. So here is what I made using the Cool2Cast plaster. I poured the C2C plaster into the plastic blister….then when it set up….about 2 hours I carefully removed and here is the truck in plaster only.
Truck from C2C plaster
Now you could paint very fancy…but I just put on the basics… You could hand paint the name… I just used self adhesive pre-cut craft foam letters.
Cool2Cast Plaster Truck Painted with blister mold
This would be a great project for boys… we are always looking for cool projects for boys.
So next time you open a package….don’t throw away those plastic blisters…. I’ve got so many more ideas to share
Just creatively recycling!
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
Instead of going out to buy plastic Easter eggs or gift boxes, take a look around your house and in your recycle bin. The small cardboard raisin boxes are perfect to hide treats and goodies. Simply cover with fun scrapbook paper, gift wrap or fabric.
EcoFriendly Easter Wrap-Raisin Boxes
A empty tea box is perfect for that chocolate Easter bunny (trim with plastic water bottle flower) . For Easter grass use some of your shredded paper from your shredder!!
Repurpose Tea box- Fabulous for a chocolate bunny
Repurpose all of your tin cans into creative gift giving… I have one of the can openers where you can place the can lid back onto the can so you can use for storage or perfect for a gift.
Cans make perfect gift containers..Better than in the landfill
So look around your house, in the recycle bin….have the kids help!!! Lets continue to help our planet for future generations by Recycling Creatively.
Don’t forget to reuse all of your creatively recycled gift boxes…. Keep them in a space where you will be ready for the next event.