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Crazy Crafts Online.

Updated on March 13, 2013

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"

AND THE LINK TO HER WEB PAGE

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.

Newspaper Furniture Art
Newspaper Furniture Art

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!

HERE'S THE LINK TO YASMIN SETHI - NEWSPAPER FURNITURE

Shirt folded from one dollar bill (US $)
Shirt folded from one dollar bill (US $)

Crazy craft - folding dollar bills.

Folded Bucks.

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.

No Kindergartners were harmed robbing these color pencils from their stash.

No Kindergartners were harmed robbing these color pencils from their stash.
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.

These arm warmers are made from pieces of several sweaters.
These arm warmers are made from pieces of several sweaters.

I'm creative too - Arm Warmers from old wool sweaters

I'm creative too - Arm Warmers from old wool sweaters
I'm creative too - Arm Warmers from old wool sweaters

A Handbag out of Newspapers???

A Handbag out of Newspapers???
A Handbag out of Newspapers???

Furoshiki - That's what I said!!

My first Furoshiki purse.
My first Furoshiki purse.

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.

World's Record - click on pic
World's Record - click on pic

Gum Wrapper Chains

Good for what?

Remember doing this in the 50's

Pretty Unique
Pretty Unique

Color Pencils for jewelry

Patons Denim Yarn used to make this bag.
Patons Denim Yarn used to make this bag.

I've compiled a great list of yarns I've used in making my knit/felt bags.

Crazy Crafts online Yarn Bombing
Crazy Crafts online Yarn Bombing

Check out Yarn Bombing.

The Full Picture of Heidi's Elephants.

Crazy Crafts online Heidi Hooper Lint Art
Crazy Crafts online Heidi Hooper Lint Art

Making beautiful music!

Making beautiful music!
Making beautiful music!
Melt the edges of organza fabric
Melt the edges of organza fabric

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

Yep - Toothpick ART
Yep - Toothpick ART

Toothpick Artist

Toothpick Artist
Toothpick Artist

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!

This lens won a PURPLE STAR!
This lens won a PURPLE STAR!

Another Crazy Great Idea for Crafts

T-Shirt Chair

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.

Martha Stewart Crafts Paper and Embossed Class Kit
Martha Stewart Crafts Paper and Embossed Class Kit

You can start and finish a project with this simple kit. If you are convinced you aren't crafty, start here!

 

Just record a message here and others will see it and be able to reply.

This is where you let everyone know your own Crazy Craft idea. - You could be onto something!!

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      June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Great ideas here. My own crazy craft idea -- I'm right now building a lens on "cat bearding" which I think is a fine craft for the dog days of summer.

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      lindarose92 4 years ago

      Great crafts!! Check out my "Make Your Own Lamp" lens if you can, they are all upcycled ideas! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You have such amazing ideas that are followed by amazing creations....I don't know how long I looked at your elephants and the newspaper purse has lines that just are so pleasing to the eye!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are crazy but totally creative.

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      Xena Rana 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Amazing Crafts !!!

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      Jo-Jackson 5 years ago

      I use baling twine off the hay bales to make hay nets for horses but that's not crazy, it's just practical. In fact baling twine gets used for lots of things at my house.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm just making a brooch out of an old book pages. I don't know if that can be called crazy, but it sure is lots of fun:). Nice lens, I really enjoyed reading it:).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I remember making necklaces from strips of colorful magazine adds. Cut, roll around a knitting needle, pull off and shellac. Pretty!

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      yayas 5 years ago

      These crazy crafts are so amazing. I am anxious to try doing the Furoshiki and knitting with plarn. So remarkably crafty.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      Such creative ideas

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love the stuff on display here!

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      Oneshotvariety LM 5 years ago

      Odd and very creative! Cool lens!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wonderful! These are great!! have another one for you to add. LINT! I have a blog (The Lint Filter) on Blogger and I've blogged about using lint in crafts a couple of times!

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      i am going through my winter woolies and did not want to throw them out, you just gave me an idea! cool!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Very cool crafts.....not crazy at all. :)

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      This lens is fun! I don't think I have seen newspaper furniture before, though I have seen newspaper beads. Blessings!

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      Barbara2659 5 years ago

      I love plarn! I am going to make another bag soon, I've been busy cutting the strips. You will see it soon!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Awesome ideas! Thank you for compiling it all. Very inspirational. :)

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      What fun ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      This is a great lens with some amazing upcycling ideas! Wonderful job!!

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      April Wier 5 years ago

      Ok, I LOVE this lens. Liked and Pinned.

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      Linda Hoxie 5 years ago from Idaho

      Crazy! Yet very fun lens! Blessings to you, and May the forth be with you (May 4th, 2012)

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      Kathryn Wallace 5 years ago from Greenbank, WA, USA

      oh oh oh oh oh oh so many ideas so little time oh oh oh oh oh and the memories! (gum wrapper chains) I'm a crazy knitter and now will only get crazier. Ha! Check out my Boldly Frivolous Knitting blog. But you make me feel so tame :D

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      More time please! I'd love to do some of these! Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love these ideas!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love it. You are very creative.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      Love these crazy crafts.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Great Artsy lens!!! Love these ideas! Blessed!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Great Artsy lens!!! Love these ideas! Blessed!

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      bikerministry 6 years ago

      @WildFacesGallery: Thank you so much.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Loved this. Added link to my Handmade Christmas Gifts lens under the recycle, reuse and re-imagine section.