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By Garth Johnson

Artists and crafters have regularly been recyclers, yet for lots of, it has not just turn into a thrifty selection, it has develop into an ethical primary. a thousand principles for inventive Reuse encompasses a innovative selection of the main creative paintings being made with re-used, upcycled, and already current fabrics. The paintings during this booklet levels from smart and humble own add-ons to exact and significant large-scale artistic endeavors, together with paper paintings, model, jewellery, housewares, interiors, and installations.

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Put a pair of scissors in the tube at the back of the box. 43 Here is a great idea for marking stemmed glasses at a fancy party. 5 cm) diameter glass or paper cup to use as a pattern Here is what you do: 1. Find a section of the greeting card that will make a nice circular picture or pattern. 2. Use the pen to trace around the glass or cup pattern on that area of the card. 3. Cut out the circle. 44 4. Cut from the edge to the center of the circle. 5. 3 cm) circle from the center so that the circle will slip around the stem of a glass.

6. Thread a 12-inch (30 cm) piece of decorative yarn through the two holes. Tie the yarn in a bow to secure the lid closed. 7. Glue yarn around the box to make a decorative band. Glue yarn around the oval opening at the top of the box. 8. Glue a square of craft foam to the bottom of the box. 9. Glue the tube to the back of the box with the open end at the top. Untie the lid to place a ball of string in the box with the end hanging out from the oval opening. Tie the lid shut to keep the ball of string in place.

Cover the inside of the bottom of the can with glue, and cover with glass gems or pebbles. This will add weight to the bottom of the can to help keep it from tipping over. 28 3. Cut a 2-foot (61 cm) length of wire. 4. Wrap one end of the wire around the top part of the handle of the spoon. Thread seed beads on the wire as you wrap it around the handle. As you wrap the wire, arrange the beads so that they are all on the front of the handle. 5. When you are happy with the way the handle looks, tie off the wire and trim any excess.

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