- Arts and Design
Crazy Crafts Online.
Crazy crafts online can be beautiful ART that will change your mind about laundry and trash. Upcycle.
Yes it is something you throw away nearly everyday.
Yes it is so creative it's hard to imagine how it's made.
Yes it is something anyone could have done, she just has perfected the ART.
Yes the ART is in "Ripley's Believe it or 'Not"
CRAZY - See a larger picture here.
Yes you can buy her ART, but you'll have to check out her web page.
Here's an excerpt from her bio: "Heidi continues on, determined to make the best art she can with her limitations. She began working in polymer and other materials, and has recently found that dryer lint can make a very interesting medium as well! Her work has won her awards, and the dolls have been featured in Contemporary Doll Crafter magazine and elsewhere.
In 2010, Heidi was honored to be featured in the 2010 edition of Ripley's Believe it or Not book. Ripley's also bought a number of dryer lint pieces which are showing in their museums around the world"
You read it right - she makes art out of dryer lint. What a Crazy Craft.
The picture here is on her web page at this link: SOLD TO RIPLEY'S
This page on her web page shows you the steps to taking up this fine-art as a hobby.
Crazy craft - Newspaper furniture.
I'm not kidding.
This is only the beginning because as I peruse the web, I plan on really going to town on this lens. Yes this is for real furniture made out of newspapers. I'm so pleased I could find this on-line because I saw it years ago and actually downloaded some .pdf files to start this craft, but how silly is that since -
I'M ALLERGIC TO NEWSPAPER INK
So , if you try it let me know how it goes, in the meantime I'll occasionally read the paper and wash my hands quickly before I break out in large bumps that itch, blister and scab. I just hate this allergy, it really limits my creativity - NOT!
Crazy craft - folding dollar bills.
I received this as a gift several years ago and then found a book in Washington D.C. at the Bureau of Engraving gift shop. The book has several ways to fold dollar bills into recognizable shapes.
Unique Crafting Idea Books - Try a new craft this year.
No Kindergartners were harmed robbing these color pencils from their stash.
My Sister did something similar to this:
Necktie School Bag
My sister's husband died. After his death and all the details that must be handled, there came the time to go through his clothing. My other sister is so creative. She snagged all of the ties in his closet. She took them home, cut and patched them together into pillows to regift to family members. Here's a sample of a good use for old ties.
These arm warmers are made from pieces of several sweaters.
I'm creative too - Arm Warmers from old wool sweaters
A Handbag out of Newspapers???
Furoshiki - That's what I said!!
It is a great way to make a purse for a quick unique fashion statement.
Or a unique and colorful way to wrap a gift for that special occasion.
Gum Wrapper Chains
Good for what?
Remember doing this in the 50's
Color Pencils for jewelry
I've compiled a great list of yarns I've used in making my knit/felt bags.
Check out Yarn Bombing.
What to do with denim?
- 25 uses of old jeans
WOW What a great article - 25 things to do with old jeans
The Full Picture of Heidi's Elephants.
Made with dryer lint.
Making beautiful music!
Super idea for making flowers for accessories.
YES - holding fabric near a flame. Do not try this at home (without super caution). You may not want the hubby to see you do this the first try, just show him the end result, then tell him how you did it, or your fabric may end up with fire extinguisher foam all over it.
Click on the photo to see instructions.
Just another crazy idea in the neighborhood!!
Yep - Toothpick ART
Crazy Crafts Revisited
She's using VHS tape to create this item.
Click on photo to see other amazing fiber art items.
OK anybody can do this one!!
Go straight to the garage. Open a drawer - or look - there it is on the shelf. Grab the Duct Tape. You're going to make a purse.
Knit with Plarn
OK this is really GREEN
Save those plastic bags from the grocery and "Dollar Store"
Click on the picture for instructions. How to make continuous strips of plastic to knit.
Another use for old sweaters. - You can make this pillow - click on the picture for the link.
This lens won a PURPLE STAR!
Another Crazy Great Idea for Crafts
Maria Westerberg has designed these awesome chairs. Crazy, huh?
Video of T-Shirt Chair - Upcycle T-Shirts for This Crazy Idea
I believe she's made a business out of this super idea.
So Simple it Seems Crazy - Make four unique greeting cards with this kit.
Here is a craft in a kit.
You can start and finish a project with this simple kit. If you are convinced you aren't crafty, start here!
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