Alice’s Soda Can Bookmarks

created at: 12/02/2010

created at: 12/16/2010

What does Wonderland’s Alice have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing. Except that the same procedure with which I made her ‘Drink me’ bookmark I employed to make a more Christmas-y version. (PDFs of each design included.)     

First, the ingredients:

  • An empty aluminum can (one per bookmark)
  • White card stock
  • Matt fixative
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • 1/8” spring punch/eyelet setter and eyelet/s (I have this one
  • Straight edge
  • Cutting mat
  • Black perle cotton or crochet cotton
  • Small silver bell or jingle bell for the Christmas option and one large and one small silver bead for the non-Christmas one
  • PDF of the Christmas version or the ‘Drink me’ version available on my Scribd page
  • Sticky-back tape
  • 220 grit sandpaper

Step 1:

Print the PDF image onto white card stock. Continue Reading

Turn an Old Door into a Side Table

Old Door Box Table - My Wee Vignette

It’s hard to imagine it from this angle, but the lovely side table pictured above actually started out its life as a door. Kim was inspired by a photo of Frank Flavell’s side table and decided to run with the concept. She and her cohort, Greg, set to work and crafted a table out of an old door. You can see/read all about the project here. However, if you don’t have an old door stashed away, you could easily replicate to original by Flavell using plywood. Continue Reading

DIY Woven Soda Can Tab Belt

soda can tab belt

This project was first featured in the August/September issue of Budget Living Magazine, (now defunct, as far as I can tell). At least one crafter was so smitten with it, she began saving up soda can tabs.

The maker tells us she used about 150 tabs in all and wove them together with nylon cord. Two 7 foot lengths of cord were used for the weaving part, with about 1/3 left over. Of course both the amount of tabs needed and length of cord would depend upon your waist size. Continue Reading