Thursday, January 31, 2013

5 Minute Vase Necklace - Made From A Toy Bowling Pin!

I have never been very good at the actual game of bowling.  A per-game average of 53 points is a good day at the lanes for me.

However, I can juggle the pins.  And I can make these...


From these!



A set of mini-bowling pins from the dollar store!  So put that in your pipe and smoke it, you fancy-schmancy-65-points-per-game hotshots.

Can't teach you to juggle pins on this blog, but I can surely teach you to make these charming little vase necklaces.  They will take you less than five minutes apiece, and you will get nine of them for a dollar.  (Look in the toy or party favor section of your local dollar store.  If you can't find 'em there, try a party supply store or the kid section of a regular toy store.)  So step on up!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Mystery Thing Revealed: The Red Queen's Ring

Hi hi!  Time to reveal the exotic truth behind this week's Guess The Mystery Thing challenge.  So exciting!  My readers have been trying madly to identify the twisty red and yellow curlies in these crazy upcycled statement rings:



Think you know the answer?  Did anyone get it right?  Read on to find out!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Guess The Mystery Thing: Ring On Fire

Hi, everybody!  Today, a bold new Guess The Mystery Thing challenge.  (In case you're new here, it's my guessing game giveaway, open to one and all.  So stay!  Play with us!) 

Check out this flaming red statement ring.







Isn't it wowser?  Perfect for...well, I'm not certain who it's perfect for, other than me.  The Red Queen?  Katniss Everdeen?  But even if it's not your style, it sure is a conversation starter.





"In my day, harrumph, Knaves would never take such liberties.  Good henchmen are so hard to find."  "Why, no, I don't recall how many heads I ordered off this morning; let me check my Blackberry."

Conversations like that.

More to the point, I am hoping it will be a fiendishly mysterious upcycle.  What is the origin of those twisty red curls?




Also available in yellow. 



First person to guess correctly will receive a fabulous prize!  (Namely, your choice of one of these wild rings.  Or, if they are too kooky for your taste, a lovely surprise jewel chosen especially for you.)


How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  If your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.



This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!


THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.

Ready?  Set!  Guess the Mystery Thing!




UPDATE: THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR PLAYING, EVERYBODY!  CHECK MY NEXT POST FOR THE THRILLING REVEAL.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Crazy Cute Buttons From Plastic Dollar Store Jacks

I made these buttons and dangles:








From a set of soft plastic jacks from the dollar store.




I love them so much, I could marry them.




Want to DIY?  Here's how.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Cute Valentine For Any Guy, Yay!

Do you have some boys or men in your life who are allergic to girly stuff?  To the dollar store with you!  Buy a pack of miniature playing cards!  Let's make a cool little valentine for a dude.  To wit:




Totally dudeworthy, right?


Also extremely cheap and simple to make.  Ready?  Here we go!


Friday, January 4, 2013

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Another Definition Of Green

Hey hey!  I'm back to reveal the elusive, hotly-debated solution to this week's Guess The Mystery Thing challenge.  If you are just joining us, my readers have been trying to identify the mysterious secret ingredient in these upcycled pendants:






Think you know the origin of those curvy green focal pieces?  Betcha don't!  Let's find out if anyone got it...