Craft #1 – Jewelry Tree – Tone @ Bless by Tone
topic had me thinking for a while, I had a lot of projects I COULD
do, but I wanted something that didn’t
immediately say SCRAPS. I was thinking of making a necklace from t-shirts,
when it dawned on me… let me make a jewelry tree.
also tearing up the flooring in my kitchen – and underneath the hard-wood
floor there is a layer of MDF boards – they have some holes from the
nails, but otherwise fine. I decided to use this.
used my band saw. The tree kind of told me it needed to be
stud earrings. I also made four “grass straws” at the base of the tree for
Craft #2 – Brown Bear Brown Bear – Jill @ Made it on Monday
Craft #3 – US Map Wall Hanging – Kate @ See Kate Sew
This project even rhymes, a scrap map! I used 50 different little scraps to make this map of America wall hanging. It’s bright and colorful and each state is packed with personality.
It was really fun to choose a specific fabric print or solid for each different state. And I have a new found appreciation for each state’s curves and lines. This project is a great geography refresher! Each state has been delicately topstitched.
I always have a large supply of muslin scraps, so I found one just big enough for the map. Once the map was done I wrapped it around a scrap of plywood I had from another project and hung it up with a piece of lace that was hiding in the scrap pile. The lace reminds me of colonial outfits, so I thought it was the perfect fit. This would be a fun project for a kids room or a classroom.
Craft #4 – Basket Full of Roses Clutch – Shannon @ GoogieMomma
When I was trying to decide what to make for this week’s challenge, I pulled out all the scraps I could find…and what a collection it was! Florals and plaids and cottons and satins and leathers and kiddie prints and…
And, well, to be perfectly honest there wasn’t any rhyme or reason to any of it. And I was stumped. (I was also quite shocked at the amount of scraps I’ve been hanging on to…but that’s a whole other story!)
So I pulled out a pile of leather scraps–no piece was bigger than one square foot–and started playing around…
In the words of one Mr. Tim Gunn–“it’s a lot of look.” So I kept it all neutrals and naturals–shades of brown, green and cream help coordinate the overall color theme but keep it from being too overwhelming or too juvenile.
Inside I added a little pop of color with a small scrap of fabric I found that contained many of the colors I’d used on the outside–it was such a small piece I could only put a border of it around the top! It also has an inside pocket.
The roses are simple rolled flowers. Both colors are leftover pieces of lining fabric–and the beige started as white before taking a little bath in some hot tea to tone it down!
All together it’s one cute clutch perfect for a night out on the town!
Craft #5 – Scrappy Wallet – Becky @ Beckymae’s Journey
Scrappy Wallet! I have been making handbags from scarves for several years now, and have a huge collection of scarf scraps. I had a bag on hand that I made several months ago and needed a wallet to finish off the project. I gathered my scraps in the color scheme of the bag and began piecing my scraps together. Now, I have a cute new wallet. I made a place for all those important cards we carry, special spot for your photo id, and plenty of room for all the hard cash I carry around. J/K. I did not have a dollar on hand to place in my new wallet.