Upcycled Art Exhibition Finalists – Time & Tide

We are again absolutely thrilled with the quality and diversity of work submitted and are very pleased to announce that the following have been selected to take part in ‘Time & Tide’ Exhibition January 2017. Continue reading

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Sock Puppets – Kids Crafts For Halloween

The kids love this old favourite and there is never a shortage of odd socks here! My
ten year old made this witch puppet from one of her odd socks and a few bits from
the craft cupboard. All held together with a spot of glue. Continue reading

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Web Wall Art – Kids Crafts For Halloween

Use yarn oddments and an old frame to create web wall art. This is such a simple make based on our garden web project Try using a black frame with white yarn or string for a more realistic affect. Continue reading

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How to stretch Water Colour Paper or Recycled Board

This is a very simple process that I was taught at art collage for stretching water colour paper. I have found that the same process works for stretching the board that I sometimes use for collages. No more annoying wrinkles or warping!

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Bad Dog Designs – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

How absolutely wonderful are these nixie clocks from Bad Dog Designs?!  The fabulously talented Paul Parry creates these using salvaged tubes and recycled test equipment. We asked Paul to tell us all about his creations, here’s what he has to tell us…. Continue reading

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Hole punched magazine collage rainbow wall art

I am really enjoying writing projects for my upcoming eBooks and workshops. I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite step-by-step projects from those I will be including. Continue reading

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Hook A Log – Eco Craft Projects For Kids

This has been a a hit with our kids (& the adults!) this summer. A nice quick and simple make that has resulted in hours of fun. Continue reading

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Handmade Party Ideas – Paper Mache Butterfly Pinata

Paper Mache Butterfly Pinata

You may remember the Easter egg pinata we made from upcycled magazines See Project

This has since become a bit of a family tradition and has been reimagined several times now. My nieces request for a butterfly pinata being the most challenging so far so I thought I’d share how we did it. My son and daughter were very involved in this project, it really is a great project to do with kids. Continue reading

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Meet Simon’s Shed

A big welcome to our newest member Simon Clark! Simon has some fantastic upcycled wood creations here in his ‘Simon’s Shed‘ shop on EcoCreate. We asked Simon to tell us about himself and his creations. Here’s what he had to tell us … Continue reading

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