Dragon’s Eye Den: Another Tea Light Jar House

Dragon's Eye Den with stone base

Dragon’s Eye Den with stone base (dime shown for scale).

My first experiment with paper mache clay, Fairy House Jar Tea Light, was so successful, I made another one. This time I used a small glass bouillon jar with a plastic lid, cardboard, and CelluClay. Continue reading

The Mother Tree-Part III: Fairy House Door

The Mother Tree's Fairy House Door

The Mother Tree’s Fairy House Door

Fairy doors come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. The Mother Tree’s fairy house entrance was made from scraps of wood, twigs, and jewelry findings. It has an operable latch and decorative hinge made from a recycled Spam can. Continue reading

Crafting With Recycled Aluminum Cans

Windflower Collection

Windflower Collection

This is a continuation of an earlier post: Repurposing aluminum drink can to the max! I want to explain in more detail a few of the crafts I’ve made along with some tips for repurposing aluminum drink cans. Some crafts need specific equipment, others may be created with everyday household items. There are many YouTube videos, Instructables, and Internet crafting tutorials about how to deconstruct an aluminum drink can, so I won’t reinvent the wheel here. However, I do have a few suggestions that might make the chore a little easier. Continue reading