Category Archive: Crafts

Cool Web Sites We’ve Found

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? – Albert Einstein
Happy Canada Day!

Recycled Art Contest Winners

See entries from Recycled Art Contest I, II and III on our website. Recycled Art Contest IV starting in July. Registration form can be found on our website.


Creativity is a funny thing.

Decoupage and Home Decorating

Anything can be decoupaged from a pair of high heels to your fridge. It’s just layering fabric, paper and glue. Any surface will do. If your counter-top has seen better days…Decoupage it! Just keep in mind that you have to seal, let dry, seal again, let dry and seal again and let dry completely, for a surface that is in constant use. TIP: Coat both sides of your images with decoupage glue for projects that are going to be sealed.

Treasure Mapping • Creative Collage

Treasure Mapping or creating a Life Collage is a really great way to explain what you want out of this lifetime.
You should be curious…it will astound you.
Dreaming is good.

Crash Glass, Decoupage and Mosaic Tile

If you’re a scrap-booker or decoupage artist, you’ll want to try your hand at incorporating the two mediums. The process of mosaic tile and decoupage is somewhat time consuming but you’ll find that blending the two art-forms is quite exhilarating!

Back to Basics

If you’re working on a website redesign or have contemplated creating a new website…think simple! One of the most successful websites on the planet is Google…white background, search box and a few links. What more do you need?

Missing • Lost and Found

If you’ve seen our customers, please let us know. If you haven’t seen them and you live in the Minneapolis Twin Cities area, maybe you’ll consider becoming one. If you’re not from the Twin Cities…hop a plane or get into the car…The Nicolin Mansion B&B is a lovely place to stay.

Having a bad hair day?

Growing up with naturally curly hair has always been a challenge! InStyle magazine offers a FREE Virtual Hollywood Makeover…check it out before you hit the salon! This is a blast!

Gluing Stuff To Other Stuff

It’s been awhile since I have had the opportunity to sit down and mosaic tile in private.

Clearing Your Space and Recycled Art

While you’re tossing out what appears to be junk, use your creativity to imagine how some of these found objects can be turned into amazing works of art and fun decor.

DIY Digital Photo Crafts and Custom Photo Ideas

Now you have the power to turn a simple photograph into a humorous or inspirational message.

We Just Love…”The Story of Stuff”

The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Digital Photo Collage & Photoshop

Digital photography has opened up a whole new world for me. There’s just something about freezing a moment in time and being able to manipulate the images for photo art projects.

Recycled Art Contest III Reminder!

Recycled Art Contest

A Fun Thing To Do With Your Money “The Shirt”

If you have a minute to be creative and you still have a dollar in your wallet…this is pretty cool!

The Place Where We Live – Jordan, Minnesota

We came to this quaint small Minnesotan town, after living on the fringes of Downtown St. Paul, our capital city. It was an interesting experience adapting to city life, after living in the suburbs all my life and I’m glad I had the opportunity to say that I tried it.

Recycle Picture Frames with “Pique Assiette” Mosaic Tile

Anyone can create a mosaic tile masterpiece on almost any surface. The basic technique is much easier than it sounds but it’s the preparation that will really make the project durable and ageless.

Best Recycled Craft Links

If you love to buy crafts, sell crafts, DIY crafts or you’re just learning how to create recycled crafts. We would love to know where you go for recycled craft inspiration.

Everyday is Earth Day! is your one-stop shop for all you need to know about reducing your impact, reusing what you’ve got and recycling your trash.

Computer Recycling and Repurposing

Great craft site,community craft forum, easy to follow craft directions and great photo’s to help you create recycled gifts, recycled crafts and keep it green!

The History of Mosaic Tile

Shard art is a traditional mosaic tile technique that became popular during the Victorian Era.

Decoupage Photo Frames

Decoupage photo frames are an old stand by in the craft world and are the perfect photo gift for your favorite faces!

Recycled Fashion

I rummaged through my closet and realized I have tons of shoes and boots that I don’t wear but I just can’t bear to throw them away:) You know—you can paint leather and vinyl shoes to fit in absolutely perfectly with this any fashion trend.

Recycling Old CD’s and DVD’s

Here are some easy and fun ways to recycle old CD’s and DVD’s

Recycled Art Contest – Worth Repeating!

Recycled Art Contest III
Sponsored by 225 Water Street Creative Arts & The Vinery Floral
Entries due in our hands on or before June 5th,2009.
Click picture to obtain registration form.

Recycled Tin Can Candle Holders and Lanterns

Illuminate the outdoors, on the cheap.

Regifting Robin

This is really cool but really freaky…how does she do it?