Giveaway: ReMake It!

24 Mar 2011

ReMake It Cover

So, Tiffany Threadgould and her publisher donated one copy of ReMake It! for a giveaway! You can see my review and get a free downloadable project here.

To enter your name in the hat for this book, comment below and tell me about some recycled crafting you've done this year. We'll draw a winner at random at noon PST Monday, March 28.

International readers, you're welcome to enter. And I'll ship the winning copy in an awesome recycled wrapping that Tiffany sent me. That's all I'm saying for now.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Eileen Fields, who won the book!

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I love the concept of recycling/upcycling. I made a wreath from recycled wool sweaters, and I am in the process of making a purse from another wool sweater. This is a good time of the year to go the the Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc. as they're clearing out the winter stock. Thanks to you and Tiffany for the opportunity to get the book!


I make cute plushies (small stuffed animals) using recycled felted wool and cashmere sweaters. Sometimes I also use vintage and other repurposed embroidery floss and buttons to complete my plushies. The avatar you see here (cute black kitty with green eyes) is an example of one of my stuffed critters.


I repurpose a lot. A menswear store that had just closed tossed out a 4'x8' white vinyl banner with red letters announcing the arrival of a new line of mens underwear (what can be new about mens underwear?). At any rate - I rescued the banner. It appears to be reinforced with threads and is very pliable. So far I've made one artist journal to include making the signatures from various papers I had on hand and sewing them to the cover and one cover for a vendor's paper sample book that I turned into a sculpting reference binder (copying various body references and then gluing them onto the paper samples. Pictures of these and other things made out of repurposed items can be seen at www.smartaleckstudio.blogspot.com.


I love repurposing items. I'm using seashells I collected on the beach in jewelery, for magnets, crushed shells.... I add glimmer mist, alcohol inks, etc... so much fun!
Robi decorablesart.com


I love repurposing items. I'm using seashells I collected on the beach in jewelery, for magnets, crushed shells.... I add glimmer mist, alcohol inks, etc... so much fun!
Robi decorablesart.com


I make mixed media pins from junk mail, magazines, electrical wire discards, old beads, etc.


I make mixed media pins from junk mail, magazines, electrical wire discards, old beads, etc.


This book looks fantastic! I just finished making a blanket out of t-shirt yarn. I also made a purse out of old shirts, used gift cards, and some ribbon that was on a gift. I'd love other recycling ideas!


This book looks fantastic! I just finished making a blanket out of t-shirt yarn. I also made a purse out of old shirts, used gift cards, and some ribbon that was on a gift. I'd love other recycling ideas!


I repurpose a lot. A menswear store that had just closed tossed out a 4'x8' white vinyl banner with red letters announcing the arrival of a new line of mens underwear (what can be new about mens underwear?). At any rate - I rescued the banner. It appears to be reinforced with threads and is very pliable. So far I've made one artist journal to include making the signatures from various papers I had on hand and sewing them to the cover and one cover for a vendor's paper sample book that I turned into a sculpting reference binder (copying various body references and then gluing them onto the paper samples. Pictures of these and other things made out of repurposed items can be seen at www.smartaleckstudio.blogspot.com.


This isn't super-creative, but I've been working on a huge corkboard for my housemate's son. Painted a used frame from SCRAP with paint left over from another project, and have been hot-gluing wine corks to the backing. The only new things I'm using are the hot glue sticks and a pack of cute pushpins! I also recently made an octopus cat toy for a friend's cat out of yarn from an unraveled thrift store sweater, stuffed with catnip my own cat rejected.


I recycle shredded white and colored paper into paper mache bowls. It's particularly fun if the paper is from a special occasion, for instance I used multi-colored streamers from New Year's Eve to create a New Year's Bowl; my daughter collects fortune cookie fortunes so I fused those into the inside and outside of a bowl.


Oh my gosh, I do recycling projects ALL the time. I was even dubbed Cyn the Every Day crafter because they said that I'm always using every day objects from around the house and in my recycling bin. I think my all time favourite ones are the gift card holders and the mini albums I made - all from tp rolls!


My recent recycle projects was I needed to make some infant t-shirts so I had a pr. of lounging pants (I never wore...) cut them into t-shirts and diaper covers. Voila a little serger action and done....3 t-shirts,2 diaper covers,lil"jacket.Fun for me and the new grand child.


I just recently came across your blog, and I love it. I love repurposing too! The latest repurposing I have done is taking plastic grocery store bags and crocheting them into reusable shopping bags. I originally just made one for myself to see if I could do it, but once I started using it, all of the employees at the grocery store I go to started asking for them. I am working on making bags for each of them now, and am able to keep hundreds of bags out of the trash! Thanks for the blog, and I look forward to following you in the future.

April


a little over a year ago i did a whole month of blogging about repurposing jars: http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html


I've been taking random collections of old plates and candle holders and turning them into dessert towers: http://abirdinthehandart.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-dessert-towers-fr...

I would love to win this book, particularly b/c March 28th is my birthday!


Almost all of my projects contain something recycled. Lately I have been obsessed with finding ways to recreate clothing that has something wrong with it. I am a mess and tend to stain things and while that spray and wash type stuff can work wonders, it can't do everything. I had a few stained shirts that I added interesting designs to either by bleaching or dying them. I used potato stampers or doilies as my templates and now you can't see the stains anymore!


I have become obsessed with renewing crappy clothing to make new clothing. That said, I cut up two large tee shirts and made them into a skirt. Then I attached a too-short tee shirt to the top and voila! I have a new dress!


Enter me please :) I made flowers out of scrap fabric, I work at a re-use center so recycled crafting is around me everyday.


What don't we recycle in this house?? I use recycled t-shirts to make Christmas stockings and vintage bed sheets to make some of my clothes. That's just two of the things I use, but I've also made crayon rolls from old pillow cases and a lunch bag out of an old air matress.


I made a bag for my flags from an old pair of blue jeans. I
used Mighty Mend It glue.


I recycle plastic bags into plarn and crochet market bags out of them.


I've taken old jeans and made them into tote bags for library books.


I would love to win this book! I like to cut up soda cans and use them in my cardmaking by running them through my die cut machine and my punches.


Hi Sister Diane,
I'm a big fan of your podcasts! I've been crafting a bunch lately, and my most recent recycled craft was making charms out of scrabble tiles. I just glued a flat back bale to the back. I made initials for all the language arts teachers I work with at school (I am also a L.A. teacher). They loved them and I loved making them!
Thanks so much,
Sandra


My name is Stefani and I love reclaiming stuff that would get thrown out otherwise. This year I did a lot of knitting and crocheting so I take the cardboard forms out of the yarn, cut them and paper mache them into bracelets that I then paint and varnish


I made some coasters from magazine and catalog pages. Thanks for the giveaway!


My most recent recycled craft was using cardboard and old crayon shavings to make a heart wreath for valentine's day.
-Ashley


Cardboard from food packaging into mini books


Looks like fun! I am working on a set of decorated jars/canisters using polymer clay and reclaimed jars ( Honey, please save me that maraschino cherry jar when it is empty!)


Not sure if it's a craft as much as I've been doing a lot of recycling lately with glass jars. Also spent an afternoon at an antique store and found some canisters to put baking soda in. Next week my plan is to use some chalkboard paint on the side to label it soda. :)


This book looks so fun! I love pulling the yarn out of old sweaters and using it for different projects. Recycled fun for all!


I love recycling and making new things from old. This year I made several bath mats using old towels and some cotton fabric (also recycled from other projects). Would love to win this book; thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com


OOooh! The book looks wonderful! I used an oatmeal box and made a sweet little tree trunk for my Valentine this year and lots of collage card projects re-using wrapping paper, old greeting cards and sheet music. Let's see...mosaics with old crockery and the good ol' reused altoid tins.


I have lots more ideas than things I've actually made, but I did make cute flowers out of magazine pages, and cake stands from thrifted china and crystal.


Fun book! Let's see....I've made a few cute dog beds out of old suitcases (sold 2 on etsy!), made a mirror from old coke cans...more stuff, too. But I NEED that book!


My daughter and I made candy bowls out of old LP Records. We had the oven on a low heat, put the albums in the oven on top of a Ball Jar and watched it as it melted slowly. Once it's removed from the oven, it cools REALLY quickly and hardens up. We used kids albums for Baby Shower gifts, love song albums for wedding shower gifts, and Christmas albums for Christmas gifts !


Love...love...love...to re-make! this book looks amazing! I crochet produce bags into scrubbies, sock creatures, shopping bags from large rice bags i get from "The Golden Chopstix", envelopes from magazines...I love it all!


OMG. What a great oportunity. I love recycled crafting and gardening so I made a lot of herbs pots with everything I found
I'm sita Gilly from sitagilly.blogspot.com.
Mail sitagilly@gmail.com
Wish me luck!!


OMG. What a great oportunity. I love recycled crafting and gardening so I made a lot of herbs pots with everything I found
I'm sita Gilly from sitagilly.blogspot.com.
Mail sitagilly@gmail.com
Wish me luck!!


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