Repurpose mason jars
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Upcycled Mason Jars

Let me explain one of the largest problems of being creative and repurposing pantry containers and recyclable goods.

In our household, the husband generally does grocery shopping (thankfully) but if on the rare occasion that I do accompany him, I find myself picking jam jars by the shape of their container or picking a family size cereal box, hoping to repurpose it as a bin or a larger can of chickpeas (for holding my paintbrushes – ofcourse) You get the drift right ?

So after consumption, those bottles, jars, cans and egg crates get cleaned and dumped neatly in a carton/crate (with the rest of their other gazillion cousins)

Now, the REAL issue with creativity in my case, is that it comes in bouts !! Its not a nourishing flowing stream – its like thunderous downpour ! One fine day, I’ll find myself swimming in inspiration, happily and endlessly, dressing mundane objects, organizing or creating wall hangings or designing flowers while for weeks otherwise, I’ll be simply devouring the Pinterest images without any real “action” !!

However, till that day arrives , my ‘crates’ full of recyclables are waiting patiently like an eye sore, for the second phase of their ‘life’ to begin.

Below are jam mason jars, ginger garlic paste jars and even a Starbucks coffee bottle.

This project is also excellent, if you want to recycle scraps of fabric, lace or buttons.

Its very simple and easy. The red flower is made with felt.

I’ve shared how to made flowers with felt here :

https://doodlebuddies.net/2019/01/26/tutorial-felt-flowers-and-uses/

Felt flowers tutorial

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Do you also have a pantry bursting at the seams with cereal cardboards and cans ? Or am I the only odd one out ?!

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Tutorial – Felt Phone Pouch

Hello Friends.

I’m back with a fun and funky felt pouch tutorial.

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In my previous post, I shared, how we can make hair accessories, jewelry as well as book marks with felt, so today, we’ll see how we can design a fun felt case or pouch for the mobile phone.

Ofcourse, you can use these pouches to carry anything apart from phones as well.

You can also gift it your friends as valentines gift or mothers day gift or even teachers day gifts.

I must confess, I am quite a novice at sewing.  The only thing, I can sew is fallen off buttons !! But I decided to break the curse 😉 and give it a try.

The black pouch was the first one I sewed so the irregularities in the stitches, are pretty obvious, but I think, I got the hang of it by the time, I started the second (blue) pouch.

So I started with a rectangle shape, after measuring my phone dimensions and . . . .

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I know, the sewing is far from good but i think, with the next pouch, I tried the blanket stitch and turned out looking great.

Bonus tutorial of how to make a tassel !!!

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I could not have taken more photos while tying the tassel since I’d need more than 2 hands !

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I’m delighted with these pouches.  My mobiles sit perfectly in them.

I have added two quilled flowers ( tutorial here) in the blue pouch. I distressed the flowers with some (Tim Holtz) Rangers Distress ink.

I think the pictorial is pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it ?

I hope you liked it and might consider attempting a felt creation !

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Tutorial – Felt flowers and uses.

Hi friends.

Today I am sharing a few samples of flowers made with felt.

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Whether your crafting with children or adults, you’ll love playing with felt. Its an easy material, which is quite forgiving.  Unlike paper, its not very thin, and unlike fabric, its not very fluid. It can hold its shape well and can be adhered easily, with just a dab or two, of glue.

There are several tutorials available on Youtube to demonstrate how to make different types of flowers with felt.  Since I was designing a few, I took a few pictures.

felt flower tutorial 1Once you cut out the large circle, start cutting the inside border like so

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Once you roll the flower to the end, add some hot glue to the base of the flower, and adhere the rolled up flower to the base.  I could not take a photo of that. ( I would need three arms to do so !)

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Attach two green leaves to the back of the base and voila ! Here you have it.felt flower (2)

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Six felt circles is all it takes, to make this lovely flower.

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You need a  long strip of felt, 2 cm wide and 9 cm long for this flower.

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This is an easy necklace made with leftover strips of excess felt. Just roll two different colors of felt together ( same width) and form this quill. Use little hot glue to seal the ends.  I sewed the rolls together with a thick needle. 

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This is a simple yet effective bookmark made with a little elastic string and three felt circles.

Kids love to craft with felt.  Something about the texture and bright colors, really attracts little ones.

In addition to the bookmark and necklace, I have used felt to design flowers for hair accessories, jewelry like brooches and journal covering, in the past.

So, have you crafted with felt, ever ?

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