Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone who drops into Jumbled Crafts today and thank you for visiting-welcome to my newest followers-hope you like what you find here.

Great entries for 'How does your garden grow' which was the last challenge at Try it on Tuesday and today is the start of a new challenge which is to 'Recycle It' If you want some inspiration do go to TIOT and see what the rest of the design team have made and I am sure it will be just what you need to find ideas to join in with us if you visit their blogs and find out more about their makes.

My post will be full of photographs so skip to the end if you don't want to know how I made my project.

It is a fairly large picture so can you guess what I used to make the picture?

I used a free supermarket magazine

Select some bright pages

fold them 

Cut length ways on the folds

fold each piece to leave a strip

This is a side view of the finished picture just to show you that the paper strips don't all need to be the same width as it is nice to have different heights when they are assembled

wind the strips around cocktail sticks to make 'quills' stick the end so it doesn't uncurl

make some larger circles with other round objects to put the smaller ones inside squash them into different shapes

this was from an old photograph

piece of a cardboard box

draw the size of the cut-out of the frame and cover it with matching paper

add foam tape to the back of the frame so you have some depth to add your 'picture'

Then arrange your 'quills' into the gap. You can frame it anyway you like. I used an old frame and some patterned paper to finished off my picture.

Can't wait to see what everyone makes

Happy Crafting



  1. Fantastic project and looks like lots of hard work! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow Chrissie is this artistic or what. Love your design and it looked like a lot of work but paid off in the end...love it in the frame.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  3. Wow this is such a wonderful project. Bravo Chrissie :)

  4. You did an AWESOME abstract here Chrissie .. I love the way you put trash to treasure ... GREAT!
    Fab to see how you did it! Thank you for sharing!
    I love your new Avatar Chrissie - you look so nice!

  5. This is so clever Chrissie ! You always come up with the most brilliant ideas ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  6. A wonderful project Chrissie and it was lovely to see how you made it.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Wow, what a lot of patience you must have! Well, it was worth it because this is as creative as it is beautiful!! Fantastic project Chrissie!

    Hugs, your new TioT teamie :)

  8. Hi Chrissie! This project is amazing and very original. I really love it. A super idea as always!
    Hugs, Mar

  9. This is fabulous - love the pics of how you made it, such a great idea.
    Avril xx

  10. Awesome recycling Chrissie. A humble magazine now is a stunning piece of art.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Adorable! What a great way to recycle!

  12. That's an interesting project, Chrissie...very creative and colorful.

    Marianne xo

  13. Wow this really is fabulous Chrissie, I don't know how you came up with this idea, but it's a stunner! xx

  14. oooh beautiful! And so clever and skilled.

  15. Well I would never have guessed how you did this - ultimate recycling and so well done! Nikki x


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