Friday, September 6, 2013

Natalie: The Trash to Treasure Crafter

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Natalie from Crème de la Craft has a passion for creating crafts from everyday objects.  She shares her simple take on crafting with the readers of her blog, with the students in her craft classes, and with the guests at the craft parties she throws!

Name:  Natalie

Blog: Crème de la Craft

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Best Cheap Crafts:

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MINI NOTEBOOK FROM A CEREAL BOX

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MILK JUG LUNCH BOX

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PERSONALIZED KEY COVERS

Favorite source for cheap craft materials:

My house! Crafting has always been a big part of my life, but over the past few years, I also developed a special interest in "upcycling" objects around the house that may be typically tossed out. I have collected and transformed dozens of items into stylish DIY projects and they have become some of my favorite projects.

Why she makes cheap crafts:

I love the idea of transforming “trash-worthy” items into my own unique treasures.  Also, when I first began my blog, I quickly realized that crafting can be quite pricey!  Plus, I didn’t have time to go to the craft store each week to restock on supplies.  By repurposing items found around the house, I am able to continue crafting on a regular basis without having to burn a hole in my wallet!

Tips for cheap crafters:

Just take a look around! Ever since I started "upcycling", I cannot help to see everything around me as a potential opportunity for my next craft project. An empty wine bottle can be your new favorite vase or leftover kitchen tiles can become a set of coasters. The possibilities are truly endless when you embrace your creativity.


TERRIFIC TAKEAWAY: See everything as a potential craft project.  That doesn’t mean you have to turn everything you see into a craft, but by changing your perspective, you open your eyes to possibilities you might not have otherwise noticed!

Thank you, Natalie, for your great thoughts!



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