These Recycled Collage Valentines were inspired by the cardboard art of Blanca Helga. Be sure to share her designs with your children, they will definitely spark some creativity!! This was another Valentine craft that was posted before the blog was ready, but I wanted to include it because it is one that the kids really love. It is a simple craft using materials that you most likely already have. It would also be a great one to place in a frame and take out and display every year, or for giving to a grandparent.
Simply cut apart boxes from the recycling bin, then draw and cut out heart shapes. Have your child peel away some of the paper to reveal the ribbed layer of cardboard. Now supply paper, buttons, string, punched paper dots, and whatever you can find that is red, white, and pink that they can glue to their collage heart.
Happy 2013 everyone! I’m so anxious for this new year and new discoveries. Looking forward to more making and exploring with my family, cooking, baking, learning, playing, hiking, growing food, loving the little things, spiritual time, and sharing quality moments with dear family and friends.
This week my daughter turned the magical age of three and I’m really looking forward to watching her grow and explore this year. For her birthday, I made her a collection of these hairbands + a few for myself. In this world of so much STUFF it is very heartwarming to create something meaningful for giving, but that also takes time and thought. This little project couldn’t be any simpler.
This is certainly not a new project but it’s a super easy, meaningful gift for any ladies in your life and so fun to search for unique vintage buttons to use. I found all of these from my mom’s button collection.
Vintage Button Hairbands
you will need ….
A collection of vintage buttons (with holes large enough for hairbands to fit through)
Hairbands in a variety of thicknesses (depends on the size of your buttonholes)
Choose a button and a hairband. Slip the hairband through and secure like the image above. If you are having trouble pushing the band through, use a bobby pin to help it through.
That’s it … you’re done!
Hope you are enjoying some meaningful moments with your family in this new year!
all images above by the indo projects . view more of their work here.
Interior Designer, Crystal Grover and Graphic Designer, Linsey Burritt of the Indo Projects design window displays using mostly found and recycled objects. They have created clever, innovative installations for a variety of storefronts in Chicago and recently collaborated on one for Brizo|Delta in the Merchandise Mart.
The image above on the lower right is a project they did in collaboration with Jason Wu & Y&L for the Brizo Launch Display at the
Delta & Brizo Dream20 Showroom in the Merchandise Mart
Photogragh by Julia Stotz
Thousands of laser cut baroque shapes were suspended from the ceiling overlapping with a trail of black fabric to mimic the sensation of ink being dropped in a pool of water. - the indo projects.
Recycled materials include | salvaged polypropylene and vintage / dead stock fabric.
view the video above by Gus Gavino of Middle Mind Project for a glimpse of their process.