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Deanne Burton shows how she altered a Maya Road tin in a tutorial here.  One photo is shown below as well.  She stitched right through the clear plastic – how clever!

Angela Ward made this upcycled canvas using materials that are usually discarded or recycled.   You’ll never guess how she made the flowers! Here is what she has to say about this project, "The dark and light blue flowers are from the plastic lids of mixed nut cans – i cut them with my Big Kick and a Sizzix die, and then stamped on them. The tin polka dot embossed flowers are from the liner underneath the lid on the mixed nuts. I colored them with Adirondack alcohol inks. The rest of the flowers, the stems, and the grass are all made from fused plastic bags which I then glimmer misted." Visit Angela at her blog here for more of her work.

Her is another clever project using can lids.  These photos below are by Ramon Alvarado.  Read how it is done here: "I use is a safety can opener that cuts the can on the side rather than the top.  The can edge can safely be handled without fear of being cut. Wash and dry the lids.  Using alcohol inks color the lids, this is not necessary the lids can be left natural. Glue paper and embellishments to the lid. Glue beads or rhinestones to the outer rim with E6000glue. Finally cover over the entire project with a clear glaze, removing any excess.   Allow the lids to dry on a flat surface for 24 hours.  Once completely dry glue a magnet to the back with E6000 glue."  For more, check out Ramon’s blog here.

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has posted a tutorial on how to make these newspaper flowers shown below.  You can see the tutorial and lots more photos here on her blog.


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  1. July 14th, 2009Posted | Permalink

    These are great! I think this is my favorite post on eco crafts. Thanks for all the info you share

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