Turning something headed for the trash into an art object is something most altered artists relish. Try these lessons for an introduction to altered art.
Recycle your old gift cards into summer jewelry.
Melt a little Easter grass into an interesting flat embellishment.
Turn empty envelopes into simple bookmarks that stay put.
Turn a couple of junk mail envelopes into a book with little pockets in it.
Turn all those extra envelopes you receive each week into simple pocket cards.
Use a paint sample card and a flower punch to create these clever Valentine cards.
Turn those freebie paint sample chips into elegant, contemporary cards.
It’s smelly, and it makes your microwave spark, but this technique sure does produce some lovely crackled CDs.
Recycle your pretty gift boxes into simple handmade books.
How I turned some old CDs into transparent ornaments.
Recycle your empty water bottles, and send a friend a surprise.
Here’s a quick lesson on turning Altoids tins into ornaments or shrines.
Here’s how I recycled some of my glass into silly Halloween potion bottles.
Give old glass bottles new life with some scrap paper and labels.
Here’s how to recycle old game boards into new journals.
Turn glass baby food jars into clever gift packaging.
Here’s a great way to recycle this year’s store-bought cards into next year’s handmades.
Recycle your old CDs into little handmade books.
Here’s a simple way to let your AOL folders do the hard work of pattern development.
Recycle your junk mail into sturdy handmade paper.