Easy DIY Coasters from Washers

DIY Coasters from Washers

DIY Coasters from Washers

This easy craft shows you how to wip together some DIY coasters using washers you can buy at the hardware store. You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to make these. Best of all, they have a contemporary flair that looks great with any decor.

Supplies for DIY Coasters

Foam backing

How to Make Coasters Using Washers

The design shown above uses 16 small washers and 9 larger washers, but you can use a variety of sizes depending upon the design you choose to create.

1. Put glue on back of washer

2. Place washer, glue side down, onto foam

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all the washers are placed on the foam and in the desired design. The design used in the photo is simply a circle of washers. Start with a large washer in the middle, place 8 small washers around that and then a ring of 8 large washers next. Add 8 small washers as the final ring, placing a small washer in-between 2 large washers.

4. Let glue dry and then cut off excess foam board.

Step by Step Video Tutorial by Innova Crafts


How to Make Crayon Candles

Crayon Candles

Crayon Candles

What do you do with old crayons that break, or those crayons that get left behind in the box because your daughter will only use pink and purple? One idea is to turn them into candles. This is a great way to upcycle crayons, whether they are old or new.

Supplies for Crayon Candles:

Microwaveable Clear Wax
Scented Wax (optional)
Candle Wick
Double Sided Adhesive
Glass Candle Holder
Paper Cups (like Dixie)

How to Make Crayon Candles

1. Use double sided adhesive to place wick inside the candle holder
2. Remove wrappers from crayons and break up crayon into smaller pieces
3. Put crayon pieces in a Dixie cup (one color per cup)
4. Add clear wax and scented wax to Dixie cup
5. Microwave wax until melted (about 2-3 minutes)
6. Stir wax with a toothpick
7. Gently pour the melted wax into the candle holder. If you use multiple colors in your candle, you need to let each layer dry completely before adding next color.

You can see the complete tutorial by SoCraftastic below.


How to Make Duct Tape Roses

Duct Tape Roses

Duct Tape Roses

I love roses, but lets face it; They are expensive and they don’t last very long.  So how about making your own so that they never go bad?

I love these duct tape roses.  First, because they are super cute of course.  But I also like this project because they’ve added a little light going up the stem of the rose.  That makes it the perfect choice for a centerpiece for a romantic dinner, or family gathering.  People won’t believe that you made these flowers with duct tape!


Ideas for Making a Decoupaged Table

Decoupaged Table

Decoupage is a fun and easy way to turn an old table into something special. With a little bit of paper and glue, you can transform a beat-up table into a one of a kind treasure. This technique is perfect for taking a piece of furniture from the thrift shop and turning it into a showpiece. You’ll love how inexpensive this is too.

Here are a few decoupaged tables to give you some ideas for the types of items you can use for decoupage.

Decoupaged Table #1

This beautiful table was made with a $1 table from a yard sale, a fresh coat of paint and a decoupaged bright yellow flower.

Pink Decoupaged Table
Decoupaged Furniture Top
Cool Decoupaged Table
How to Decoupage a Table

People have been asking me how to decoupage furniture. Like me, they have found some interesting pieces at garage sales or they have a side table that they would like to recycle into something beautiful. I will show you how to decoupage using spray paint, wrapping paper, and decoupage techniques. You can also find me on Facebook @ the page Upcycle with Decoupage.That’s the name of my book. You can purchase it here You can direct any questions you may have to my Facebook page or here!
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Materials List:

Table that needs updating (any size)
Fabric to cover table top
Minwax Water Based Polycrylic
Paint brush
Well ventilated work area

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Decoupage Supply Ideas
Decoupage Supply Ideas

Some items to use for decoupage include:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Fabric
  • Comic books
  • Newspaper
  • Certificates, diplomas or awards
  • Tissue paper
More great ideas for cool ways to use decoupage
100 Ways to Upcycle Things Around the House
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Learn to Make Fabric Coil Bowls

Fabric Coil Bowls

What do you do with old t-shirts, bed sheets or curtains?  If you have some extra fabric and you’re wondering how you can turn it into a great upcycled DIY craft, then these fabric coil bowls are something you’ll want to try.

This easy craft uses strips of fabric to build the bowl, and cord is used to hold it all together.  It is simply a matter of wrapping the cord around the fabric strips to stitch it all together.  For those who enjoy embroidery or sewing, this is a fun way to put your needle skills to use.  I love this DIY idea because it is easy enough for crafters of any skill level.

Fabric Coil Bowls

You can see the full tutorial at The Red Thread Blog for these cute fabric coil bowls.


Tips for Upcycling Jeans

Upcycle Jeans
What are you going to do with those jeans that have a huge hole?  See some fun and easy ways to upcycle those jeans and put the best parts of the jeans to use.
Here is a short video that gives you some tips for what parts of the jeans are the best to re-use.  Some great pictures for project ideas too.

Upcycle Jeans

Don’t throw away those old, holey jeans! Terri O show you how to upcycle them into something unique and creative. This is a quick craft tip.

Upcycle a T-Shirt Into a Tote Bag

Upcycle T-Shirt Tote
Take an old t-shirt and turn it into a tote.  Take it to the gym, work, or around town and enjoy having a tote made from your favorite graphic-T.
This easy craft does involve sewing, but just a simple straight stitch so it’s not tough at all.  A beginner can handle this DIY project without any problems.

How To Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Tote Bag

This is a tutorial on how to upcycle your old t-shirts into reusable tote bags. It only takes some cutting and one straight stitch. So easy!!!!! For more gre…

No-Sew Skirt from Shirt

Take a button-down shirt and transform it into a cute skirt.  This DIY no-sew idea is perfect for getting twice the wear from a dress-shirt.  Or, maybe you’ve gotten tired on wearing it as a shirt but you love the color or pattern?  Now you can make it into a skirt with no sewing skills needed.

DIY: Long Sleeve Shirts into Skirts (No Sewing)

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