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Sunday, November 28

decoupage class at Arts & Industry

What a great class!  It was a gorgeous day, with bright sun streaming through the floor to ceiling windows, inspiring creativity and productivity.  Check out the gorgeous decoupage projects!

metal tray with nice decoupaging detail:

Ikea mirrors scored at a garage sale:

so Key West!

love.  those.  maps.

amazing decoupage detail

stunning fully wrapped metal tray

action shots (funky retro tray in foreground)

Join us on December 4th for our coaster class.  Repurposed ceramic bathroom tile + decoupage paper and vintage maps, magazines, books and fabric = gorgeous, useful drink coasters.  Makes a great gift, or keep them for your own entertaining!  Email for more details and to sign up!

Thursday, November 4

getting ready to Twist

Twist, the coolest craft fair around, is almost upon us! We spent today finalizing 200 goodies for the gift bags: your very own magnet made from a vintage clothespin and old gas station maps, reclaimed books and decoupage paper and a coupon for 10% off of your next Reclaimed Crafts workshop! 

stop by our make and take table at Twist and create your own magnet!
don't have time?  too busy shopping?  no problem! 
we will also have DIY burlap bags containing clothespins, 
a choice of paper including
vintage maps, papers, recipes and sheet music,
decoupage paper and reclaimed wallpaper,
a teeny adorable bottle of mod podge and instructions.

do it yourself at home, or give the sweet goodie bag as a gift.
makes a great stockingstuffer!

can't wait to see you at Twist!

Wednesday, November 3

vintage yardsticks + old Ikea table = funky, cool table

I became slightly obsessed with vintage yardsticks.  After the Elephant Trunk flea market and tag sales in Northampton, Florence and Vermont, I finally amassed enough vintage yardsticks to actually do something with them.  I loved the idea of putting them on a perfectly functioning but boring side table to jazz it up, like this.

Being the lawyer-minded person I am, I set out to follow the directions letter by letter, carefully laying out the yardsticks in a pattern on paper before making any decisions.  But Gus does not take long naps, and I really wanted to do this.  So I threw caution to the wind and just went for it.  And they fit perfectly.  I mean perfectly - not a inch of extra room. 

I positioned the yardsticks so the best part was in the center
then used a small handsaw to cut off the excess

it's no power tool, but it's still fun!

non-sequitorial dragon

finished product!

the perfect ending to a crafy day

I have one gorgeous yardstick left over from a bank in Holyoke.  Stay tuned to see what happens to that one!