Project Gallery







CUSTOM CONFETTI CAKE TOPPERS
Key Material: tissue paper, scissors, parchment paper, hot glue
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $1





WAX PAPER PILLAR CANDLES
Key Material: wax paper, glass bottle, twine
Difficulty: easy
Time: 5 minutes 
Cost: $2







HOMEMADE CONFETTI
Key Material: tissue paper, scissors
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 1 minute
Cost: $1 or less







POTATO FLOWERS
Key Material: potato/apple/fresh produce, Flowers
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30 minutes 
Cost: $5







COFFEE FILTER GARLAND
Key Material: coffee filters, food coloring, sewing machine
Difficulty
: moderate (minimal sewing skills required)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $5 (+sewing machine)








 PAINTED PARTY SUPPLIES
Key Material: paper plates, cups, water color paint
Difficulty: Easy, Kid friendly
Time: 30 minutes 
Cost: $5

APPLE ORCHARD CENTERPIECE
Key Material: apples, twigs
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2 minutes
Cost: $0

RAINBOW DOILY SPINNERS 
Key Material: doilies, water color paint, sewing machine
Difficulty: moderate sewing skills
Time: afternoon
Cost: $5

MAGNOLIA NAPKIN RINGS
Key Material: Paper Plates 
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Cost: $1

TIE-DYE TABLECLOTH
Key Material: cotton sheet, fabric dye
Difficulty: moderate
Time: afternoon
Cost: $10
FUN WITH BIRCH BARK
Key Material: birch bark, cardboard tubes/containers
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Cost: $0

GLITTER PLATES
Key Material: glitter paint, glass paints
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes + drying time
Cost: $9 for six plates

CUSTOM PLACE CARD LUMINARIAS
Key Material: Paper Plates 
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Cost: $1








CASHMERE PET BED
Key Material: old sweater
Difficulty: easy, minimal hand sewing
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $0 - $5

PAPER MACHE PEDESTAL BOWL
Key Material: paper lantern, newspaper, flour, glue
Difficulty: moderate - advanced
Time: 20 minutes per layer, 4 - 7 layers
Cost: $0 - $5



CONFETTI BUSINESS CARDS
Key Material: glassine envelopes, vellum paper, confetti
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20 minutes 
Cost: $10

PLUMBER'S TAPE PLANT MARKERS
Key Material: aluminum tape
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $5

MARKER CADDY
Key Material: cardboard tubes, shoe box
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $0


RECYCLED POLITICAL SIGNS: JEWELRY DISPLAY 
Key Material: corrugated plastic, curtain hooks
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 15 minutes 
Cost: $5

RECYCLED POLITICAL SIGNS: CUSTOM ORGANIZER
Key Material: corrugated plastic,paper clips
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 15 minutes 
Cost: $2




ORNAMENT BUD VASES
Key Material: broken ornaments, beaded garland
Difficulty: easy
Time: 5 minutes 
Cost: $1

SKELETON WREATH
Key Material: plastic skeletons
Difficulty: easy
Time: 15 minutes 
Cost: $6

RECYCLED LEAF GARLAND
Key Material: plastic bags
Difficulty: moderate (basic sewing machine skills required)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $0

HIPPOPOTAMUS TREE TOPPER
Key Material: plastic animal toy, tree topper
Difficulty: moderate (sharp tools and hot glue)
Time: 60 minutes
Cost: $5

VICTORIAN TINSEL BIRDS
Key Material: cupcake liners, Victorian clip art
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5 minutes (per ornament)
Cost: $0 - $5 (per dozen)

JIVE TURKEY
Key Material: kids art, shoe box, paper plates
Difficulty: easy (some hot glue)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $0





COOKIE WREATH
Key Material: wreath base, cookie cutters
Difficulty: easy, kid friendly
Time: 30 minutes
Cost: $2.50
FRUITCAKE HOLIDAY DISCS
Key Material: compact disc labels
Difficulty: moderate (some technology / template skills required)
Time: 60 minutes 
Cost: $10

THE OLD TOMATO WREATH
Key Material: old holiday ornaments
Difficulty: Easy
Time: afternoon
Cost: $0 - $30

LIBERACE PUMPKINS
Key Material: foam pumpkins, mod podge, fabric paint
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 30 minutes  per layer (several layers)

Cost: $5 +







Just plain delicious: SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER

Key Material: Bourbon, Triple sec

Difficulty: Easy
Time / Cost:Yum


SWEDISH EASTER TREE
Key Material: branches, feathers
Difficulty: easy (some hot glue)
Time: 30 minutes +
Cost: $5

CUPCAKE FLOWER BASKET*
Key Material: Paper Plates 
Difficulty: Easy, Kid friendly 
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $0

MUNCHKIN EASTER BASKETS *
Key Material: coffee filters, food coloring
Difficulty: easy, kid friendly
Time: 20 minutes + drying time
Cost: $5 and under

COFFEE FILTER EASTER BASKETS*
Key Material: Paper Plates 
Difficulty: Easy, Kid friendly 
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $0

GOLDEN SEISMOGRAPH EGGS*
Key Material: silk neck ties, gold ink
Difficulty: advanced (boiling water, blowing eggs)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $5+



VALENTINE GARLAND
Key Material: plastic bags
Difficulty: moderate (ironing and basic machine sewing)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $0

SCENTED WAX VALENTINES 
Key Material: paper doilies, candle stubs
Difficulty: moderate (ironing and hand sewing)
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $2.50+




HAIR BARRETT NECKLACE
Key Material: plastic hair barrettes, chain
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $3+

PROM DRESS NECKLACE
Key Material: fabric scraps, beads
Difficulty: moderate (hand sewing)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $5 and under

SILICONE ADHESIVE SHOES
Key Material: old shoes, tile adhesive, beads
Difficulty: easy
Time: afternoon
Cost: $2.95

CLOWN TAPESTRY SHOES
Key Material: old shoes, thrift store tapestry
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 60 minutes 
Cost: $2

FELT FLOWER PURSE
Key Material: old purse, felt flowers
Difficulty: advanced
Time: afternoon +
Cost: $5+

SWISS CANDY NECKLACE
Key Material: plastic cups, chain
Difficulty: moderate (open flame)
Time: 30 minutes
Cost: $2



FIESTA FLOWERS
Key Material: tissue paper
Difficulty: easy
Time: 5 minutes per flower

Cost: $5+

CHRYSANTHEMUM LANTERN
Key Material: coffee filters, paper lanterns
Difficulty: moderate
Time: afternoon
Cost: $5+

DAFFODILS
Key Material: cupcake liners
Difficulty: easy
Time: 60 minutes 
Cost: $3

HYDRANGEA
Key Material: tissue paper, plastic eggs
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 30 minutes 
Cost: $2+

FELT FLOWERS
Key Material: old sweaters
Difficulty: moderate (hand sewing)
Time: 30 minutes per flower
Cost: $0+

PLASTIC BOTTLE FLOWERS
Key Material: plastic bottles, spray paint
Difficulty: easy
Time: 60 minutes per dozen
Cost: $3+

ROSES
Key Material: coffee filters
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 10 minutes per flower + drying time
Cost: $5

CHERRY BLOSSOMS
Key Material: coffee filters, fallen branch
Difficulty: easy (some got glue)
Time: 30 minutes 
Cost: $1


HALLOWEEN MASK TURNED COW VASE
Key Material: cow mask
Difficulty: moderate (messy paper mache)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $10

GARBAGE FLOWERS
Key Material:plastic bottles
Difficulty: easy
Time: afternoon
Cost: $5

COFFEE FILTER LAMPSHADE

Key Material: coffee filters
Difficulty: moderate
Time: afternoon
Cost: $5


PEONY
Key Material: gift bows
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 5 minutes 
Cost: $1

GIANT SUNFLOWER 
Key Material: Paper Plates 
Difficulty: Easy, Kid friendly 
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $0

HYACINTHS
Key Material: tissue paper, drinking straws
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $2


FRANKEN FLOWERS
Key Material: silk flowers, cupcake liners
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 30 minutes 
Cost: $5 per dozen



CEILING CAP COVER
Key Material: ceiling cap, Mod Podge
Difficulty: easy
Time: 10 minutes + drying time

Cost: $10


LEOPARD LIGHT SWITCH
Key Material: switch plate, duct tape
Difficulty: easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $3.99

WRAPPING PAPER WALL
Key Material: wrapping paper
Difficulty: Easy, Kid friendly 
Time: afternoon
Cost: $25+

PAINT CHIP ART
Key Material: paint chips, white canvas
Difficulty: very easy
Time: afternoon
Cost: $10

RUBBER CEMENT PAINTING

Key Material: rubber cement, water color paint
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 5 minutes + drying time

Cost: $5

MARDI GRAS BEADED LIGHT
Key Material: plastic beads, plant hanger
Difficulty: easy
Time: 30 minutes

Cost: $5


GARLAND LIGHT
Key Material: wire garland, string lights
Difficulty: moderate
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $10

NO-SEW SKIRT PILLOW
Key Material:skirt, fabric glue
Difficulty: easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $6 (+ skirt)

GOLDEN GNOMES
Key Material: garden gnomes, gold leaf
Difficulty: advanced (gold leaf - could swap for spray paint)
Time: afternoon
Cost: $15+

LOTUS LANTERN
Key Material: paper lantern, cupcake liners
Difficulty: easy, kid friendly
Time: 30 minutes  + drying time

Cost: $10

STRAW HIMELLI *
Key Material: plastic straws
Difficulty: moderate/advanced
Time: afternoon
Cost: $2

THATCHED PAPER WALL*
Key Material: old broken book
Difficulty: easy
Time: afternoon
Cost: $3






 CUSTOM PRINT TAPE
Key Material: double sided adhesive
Difficulty: easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $5

PAPER PLATE COOKIE BASKET
Key Material: paper plates
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 2 minutes 
Cost: $0

CUSTOM COLORING BOOK WRAPPING PAPER
Key Material: copy machine, crayons
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $5 or less

CUPCAKE DAHLIA GIFT BAGS
Key Material: cupcake liners, paper bag
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $1

PAINTED BERRY BOXES
Key Material: empty berry boxes, paint
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $0

SNOW GLOBE CARDS
Key Material: CD envelopes, homemade art, confetti
Difficulty: easy, kid friendly
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $0

TUFFET TUBE SANTAS
Key Material: cardboard tubes, coffee filters
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 5 minutes 
Cost: $1 or less

BOW BAGS*
Key Material: gift bows, paper bag
Difficulty: very easy
Time: 10 minutes 
Cost: $2+



67 POUNDS OF PAPER

GRANDNANNA'S HIPPY IN THE CRAWL SPACE
DINOSAURS:  A DISCO CHRISTMAS IN SAUDI ARABIA
AN OPEN LETTER TO NEIL DIAMOND
CHARDONNAY, PANTY HOSE, AND OTHER ADVICE FROM MY MOTHER
LIKE A RHINESTONE GROUNDHOG
PASSOVER WITH CHARLIE SHEEN
THOUGHTS UPON ELMO AND EXISTENTIALISM
AUNT IZORA'S PINK TREE

4 comments:

  1. you have great ideas

    do you have a way to make calla lillies???

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  2. Your catalog is entertaining and exciting at the same time. I save lots of paper items thinking "one day; one day" I will find something to do with them!
    Thanks for the ideas and sharing your projects. Now I have to go back and read about Neil Diamond; one of my favs! and things your mom told you.. Thanks again I am happy I follow your blog.
    Cathy the Bagg Lady @ http://raggz2baggz.com

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  3. You are a very productive lady. I enjoy your solutions to making flowers.

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