Cell Phone Reminder

By Noreen Doll. Don’t forget your cell phone! How many times have you forgotten to tuck your cell phone into your bag, only to discover, when you’re well away from home, that you don’t have it? That isn’t going to happen to me again! I created a way to always remember to take my cell […]

Raven Wreath from a Brown Paper Bag

By Noreen Doll. This Raven Wreath from a brown paper bag is a quick Halloween wreath to make. It was found among Edgar Allan Poe’s effects after he died. I thought about using orange burlap ribbon to wrap the wreath, but I couldn’t find any, so I decided to use orange tissue paper instead. I […]

Basic Brown Paper Bag Wreath

By Noreen Doll. A really neat way to recycle brown paper grocery bags is to make them into a basic brown paper bag wreath. This basic wreath can then be used as a base for any wreath you want to make. You can either leave the brown paper showing for a rustic looking wreath, or […]

Star Soda Can Lights

By Noreen Doll. Create colorful star soda can lights for many occasions. They’re perfect for patriotic occasions such as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. You could also use them for Christmas, birthdays, or graduation in school colors. Save your soda cans to recycle into this fun project! Supplies. […]

Make Easy Faux Wood Crates

By Noreen Doll. We wanted to use some boxes under our coffee table to hold miscellaneous items, but the cardboard boxes didn’t look very pretty. So we decided to cover the boxes with paper and Mod Podge. It isn’t hard to do, it just takes some time as you have to allow the Mod Podge […]

How to Make a Cardboard Box Sturdier

by Noreen Doll. When you find a cardboard box that is just the right size for an item you want to store, it’s handy to know how to make a cardboard box sturdier so that it will last a long time. I have found that simple things like glue and Mod Podge really do a […]

Rustic Basket

By Noreen Doll. Today I have a tutorial for this Rustic Basket on the Bowdabra blog.   It’s easy to make, and is created from a recycled cardboard box.

Shamrock Soda Can Lights

By Noreen Doll. Create shamrock soda can lights for an unusual way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. And you’ll be recycling, as well. Save your green soda cans for this quick and easy idea. Supplies. String of small, clear lights. Green Soda Cans, empty and clean Scissors Paper Punch Paper for Pattern Cardboard for […]

Lollipop Angel

By Noreen Doll. This sweet lollipop angel is a great favor idea for kids. And it is also easy for kids to make, so it would be a great class or group project. Create it in pink or red for Valentine’s Day. Supplies. Double Sided Colorful Paper or Construction Paper Lollipop Scrap of Ribbon How […]

Heart Soda Can Lights

By Noreen Doll. Heart soda can lights can be used for many festive occasions. It’s a fun way to recycle your soda cans while creating colorful decorations. They can be used for Valentine’s Day, weddings, anniversaries, and even a prom. Simply change the color of the soda can you are using to get the color […]

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