Monthly Archives: June 2012

The “New” Tee-Shirt


Do you have tee-shirts that you are attached to, but you just don’t wear them as much anymore? Maybe the first concert you went to or a race you ran in? Well this is the perfect chance to change that tee-shirt into something “New”. Here is another neat craft project I found on Pinterest.

This blog provided a tutorial to turn a tee-shirt into a tank top and the instructions were great! Crafterhours Tee to Tank: A Tutorial by Jen from Upcycled Education

I changed a few of my tee-shirts into a new tank. Check out the blog above for the tutorial and make some of your own!




A pickle jar and some sticks


I am back after a long hiatus. My library life keeps me pretty busy, but my crafts are my true passion. So here is my first one back. I saw this original idea on Pinterest and took a twist with it. It’s a stick covered decorative jar. It can be used as a candle holder, a decorative piece for your house indoor/or outdoor, or just a pencil holder. Everything I had was lying around the house some inside and some out! I used a pickle jar and I have an oak tree out back so I just picked up some sticks laying underneath the tree.

Here is what you need:

  • a recycled jar (salsa, pickle, jalapeno will work)
  • sticks
  • hot glue gun

Let’s Make it:

  1. First gather some sticks, all different lengths. Depending on the size of the jar you use you may need 50-100 sticks.
  2. Next plug in your glue gun and grab your jar. Lay down some newspaper because you want the jar to sit flat at all times so the sticks stay even with the bottom of the jar.
  3. Now start gluing the sticks around the jar. It doesn’t matter what order or how you glue, make it look rustic, overlap the sticks.

Sticks before