Yarn Wrapped Jar Tutorial

Yarn Wrapped Jar Tutorial

A few weeks ago we learned how to make the incredibly versatile trim flowers. This week, let’s add an equally versatile container to hold them.

Most people know yarn in terms of knitting and crocheting, but yarn is also an amazing tool for all sorts of creative reuse crafts. Yarn is especially amazing when it comes to creating fun containers for home or holiday decor. Just choose the color that works best and then turn all sorts of containers into festive vases.

Ingredients:
glass jar… read more »

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Dragon Puppets

Dragon Puppets

One of the great things about being a creative arts nonproft with a retail store is that you all come in with the coolest creations. Recently, a customer stopped by with two adorable dragon puppets, and we couldn’t not share with the rest of you.

Portland Creative Reuse DIY project- Dragon Puppets-

These dragons are made with:
socks
fun foam (some of it painted)
yarn
velcro
cell phone holders (We had a bin in the store for months.)
Googly eyes.

Each dragon has detachable wings so that you can mix and match.

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Wrapped Trim DIY Flowers

Wrapped Trim DIY Flowers

Here at SCRAP, we get a lot of trim. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we get whole giant rolls of it. Imagine all the possibilities. As a huge fan of the fabric flower, I love simple wrapped trim flowers. I love that one technique can be used with various trims to create very different flowers.

Ingredients:
Trim
Hot glue gun/hot glue
Stem (I’m using brown floral wire)

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Magnet Lion Heads Tutorial

Magnet Lion Heads Tutorial

Magnets are a SCRAP treasure. This versatile craft supply can be used for either functionality or fun. And who doesn’t need a little more cheer on their refrigerator? This craft tutorial would be a delightful gift or a baby shower favor, and it’s a great excuse to dig around in the SCRAP fabric sample bin looking for coordinating fabrics.

Please note: These magnets fall more on the fun than functionality side of the scale. 

Ingredients:
Flat magnets (I’m using round magnets)
Yarn… read more »

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