It can seem kind of intimidating to try to take something old and make it into something new. But there are at least two good reasons to do so; save the earth and save money. Because of these two reasons, more and more people are looking into how to take old crafts and make them into something new. This article will explain how to take old crafts and make them into new crafts.
When making old crafts into new crafts, a person should not spend a lot of money on items to turn their old crafts into new crafts. They should limit themselves to what they really need for the project. This will take some planning. A person should take some time to plan out what they want in the end result of the craft transformation. By doing this they can best use their time, money, and the items they may already have.
Because they may need to buy a few things to turn their old crafts into something new, a person should look for the items that they need on sale. Sometimes a person may not find exactly what they are looking for when they are shopping for things that are on sale. But there are other times when they are pleasantly surprised with the items they can find and their craft project may turn out better than they thought.
Give it a New Look
People can easily make their old crafts into something new by giving the same design or style of an old craft a new look. A person can invest in some new paint, some odds and ends such as buttons, ribbon, and material, or some craft paper to easily make an old craft into something new.
To change an old craft into something new, a person can change its color. This is a very simple way to make something old look new. Crafts that serve as picture frames or vases can be transformed when the frames receive a new coat of bright, colorful paint, or when the vase is wrapped in stripped or polka dotted ribbon. Old picnic baskets can be woven with ribbon, or spray painted to receive a brand new look. Chair cushions or headboards can be wrapped in a different piece of fabric and it completely changes their appearance.
Use Your Imagination
If a person is especially crafty, they may want to go the extra mile when taking old crafts and making them into new crafts. There are usually many items around a house that may be broken, ready to be thrown out, or just items that are never used. Well, just because something is not able to do what it is supposed to do, does not mean that it is instantly garbage. And, before someone decides to get rid of something that is never used, they should think about the item’s possibilities.
People should imagine items as different colors, or upside down, inside out, and backward. A person may want to take the time to think about decorations or other things they had intended to purchase in the near future. Instead of buying them they should try to take things that they already have in their house and use them for a different purpose.
It takes a little bit (or a lot) of imagination, but people can easily change old items into a new craft. Extra pieces of wallpaper can be put into a frame and hung as art, tea cups can be used to hold extra buttons, paperclips, or pins, old CDs can be turned into a flashy mobile, or a colorful sheet can be turned into a tablecloth.