Ok, so it's a little foo foo but oh so easy to make. Coffee filters, deli sheets or any thin paper works.
Materials and tools needed:
an old lampshade
cup cake liners or other paper
hot glue gun
small beads (optional)
Cut the ends of the cupcake liners in the desired shape. I cut lots of them all at once. Fold them in half to minimize cutting. Open them up and begin twisting the bottom of the cupcake liner until it looks the way you want it too. I stacked three liners together to make them fluffier Glue a bead in the center if you like that look. Then glue the flower onto the lampshade. Repeat 300 times--or however many flowers you need to make to completely cover the lampshade.
If I could spend all my days tending the gardens and creating unusual objects d'art aka trash to treasure, It would be my own personal nirvana. I treasure my quiet, stolen moments of early mornings feeding the bunnies and seeing what has sprung out of the Earth. I dream of hours and hours of uninterrupted zenning in the garden.
When I lose track of time and place and I'm just living for the moment. I get so involved with the plants, animals, art and the earth that there isn't anything else. No vacancy, all the rooms are filled!
So this is the pictograph of the highlights of my life. The times when I'm seemingly doing nothing but in actuality I'm doing the important stuff (at least to me!) and being my authentic self.
Composting tumbler and exercise machine
A friend found this barrel roadside and he was drunk enough....um, errr kind enough to give it to me. This one is a no brainer. Paint it up anyway you like, Cut a flap to put compost in and attach some kind of hook to keep the flap closed when you tumble it. And that is where the exerciser comes in. Tumbling a full one of these around the yard must equivalent to a gym work out. It uses lots of different muscles!
I love up-cycled projects. It feels awesome to rescue something about to become more landfill and turn it into something useful. Even better if it's cute or quirky as well as being useful. If all else fails, turn it into yard art!
I'll be posting some of my better pieces here. With some direction on how I made it. If you want a more detailed outline on how to make something seen here, email me. I'll tell how I did it.
Of course the general public will never see the failed attempts! And yes we all have them. A pvc pipe room divider comes to mind. It just looked like it belonged in a prison.