Trash 2 Treasure July 2017

Posted on July 2nd, 2017 - Fiona

Welcome to Trash 2 Treasure.  I am combining July and August to cover the holiday season and will be back with a new link up in the autumn.

With summer comes the tadpoles and frogs. We have been learning all about the frog life cycle with the children here on the farm and making some fun crafts like this fly catching frog to go with it. However my post this month takes advantage of the fleece scraps we saved from shearing our sheep.  I hope you’ll take a read and add your own creative makes to the link up too.

 

Trash 2 Treasure July 2017

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

  1. Trash 2 Treasure is all about upcycling. Posts should be about making something foraged from nature, household throw away items or low value items you have added value to.
  2. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled. Whether you cook, sew, make or create I’d love you to join me.
  3. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month.
  4. There is no post limit as the link up is open all month.
  5. Old posts and new posts welcome.
  6. Please comment on my host post and at least 2 others and use #Trash2Treasure in the sign off so other’s know where you came from and can pop back to see what you have made too.
  7. Do remember to pop back during the month to check on later posts linked up. I will share linked posts during the month as a reminder to pop back and as a thank you for joining in.
  8. Please add my Trash 2 Treasure badge to help others find the link up and to be in with a chance of winning the lovely Duck Tape Colours (see below). 

Most of my Trash 2 Treasure tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour, but sometimes I share bigger upcycling projects from the farm too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas from you.

A little extra from the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours

Trash 2 Treasure sponsored by Duck Tape UK with Coombe Mill Holidays for creative fun.

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by Duck Tape Colours, makers of colourful tape to add pattern and sparkle to all your upcycling projects. My favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful rolls of tape to inspire their next project (very sorry but UK postal addresses only). Do check out the website for plenty of creative ideas. 

Congratulations to So Mum Blog who has won the Duck Tape Colours for June with  a fun Lego Desk Tidy for So Kid.   Please drop me an email me with your address to get these posted out to you.

  
rash 2 Treasure winner for June
 

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How to make 3D Sheepscape Picture

Posted on July 2nd, 2017 - Fiona

Right now the sheep and lambs in the fields are shedding their winter coats, if they haven’t already been sheared. If you go on a country walk you can often pick bits of fleece out of the fences where they have been rubbing up against them. In our case we had a mountain of fleece available to us after shearing our sheep back in May. While most of the fleece went to a local crafter we held back a few handfuls for crafts during our weekly activity hour. Sheepscapes are one of my favourites. A 3D sheepscape picture is so simple and ideal for preschool children to make. The finished result is very effective and just like our Jacobs sheep here on the farm. 

How to make a Sheepscape

What you’ll need

  • Cereal box

  • Sheep fleece

  • Black paint

  • Googly eye

  • Grass and wild flowers

  • Floristry ribbon or string

  • Stapler

  • Double sided sticky tape
Things you need to make a sheepscape

 

 

Method to make a sheepscape picture

Collect your sheep wool

Go for a walk and collect some sheep’s wool, there’s usually some on the fences around the edge of fields.

Open a cereal box up and cut to leave one side and one long edge.

Open up your cereal box and cut
Trim the edges of your cereal box

Trim the excess edges from around the box.

Paint a hand black and make a print so that the fingers form the feet and the thumb is spaced out for the neck and face. Add an extra fingerprint on the thumb for where the eye is going to go.

Hand Print and eye paint

Stick the wool to the paint

Stick a blob of fleece to the wet paint for the body.
Stick a googly to the wet paint for the face.Sticking the eye on the paint
Add your double sided tapePlace a line of double sided sticky tape over the fold in the box.
Stick grass and wild flowers to this and bend up.Add your grass
Add the floristry ribbon to hangAdd ribbon to create a 3D Sheepscape hanging picture.
Hang up on display for all to see. Finished Sheepscape hanging up

 

A few alternatives you could try

  • Try with a group of children on a play date or as a party craft 

  • Paint your hand in multicolour for the body and add a few dabs of paint to the fleece then sing ‘Bah bah rainbow sheep’

  • Paint a few sheep on a large wall canvas and create a meadow with big hands for the mothers and tiny hands for the lambs

  • Cut your sheep out to put on sticks and create your own sheep story in a mini theatre by painting a cardboard box as the theatre.

  • If you can’t find any sheep wool you could always use cotton wool.

Finishing sheepscape pictures with floristry ribbon

A quick minute long video on how to make a 3D sheepscape picture

 

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Trash 2 Treasure June 2017

Posted on June 4th, 2017 - Fiona

Welcome to a new month of Trash 2 Treasure.  With summer now well and truly with us, we have been taking advantage of nature for our activity hour here on the farm. From flowers to herbs we have been identifying and creating with plenty of learning for little ones too. Below is our DIY cereal box herb worksheets. However my post this month takes advantage of the collection of vintage tea cups and saucers we were given. Whether you are sewing, crafting, cooking or sawing I love to see all your upcycled ideas.

 

Trash 2 Treasure June

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

  1. Trash 2 Treasure is all about upcycling. Posts should be about making something foraged from nature, household throw away items or low value items you have added value to.
  2. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled. Whether you cook, sew, make or create I’d love you to join me.
  3. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month.
  4. There is no post limit as the link up is open all month.
  5. Old posts and new posts welcome.
  6. Please comment on my host post and at least 2 others and use #Trash2Treasure in the sign off so other’s know where you came from and can pop back to see what you have made too.
  7. Do remember to pop back during the month to check on later posts linked up. I will share linked posts during the month as a reminder to pop back and as a thank you for joining in.
  8. Please add my Trash 2 Treasure badge to help others find the link up and to be in with a chance of winning the lovely Duck Tape Colours (see below). 

Most of my Trash 2 Treasure tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour, but sometimes I share bigger upcycling projects from the farm too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas from you.

A little extra from the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours

Trash 2 Treasure sponsored by Duck Tape UK with Coombe Mill Holidays for creative fun.

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by Duck Tape Colours, makers of colourful tape to add pattern and sparkle to all your upcycling projects. My favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful rolls of tape to inspire their next project (UK delivery only). Do check out the website for plenty of creative ideas. 

Congratulations to Fiona from Saw it, Pinned it, Did it who is my chosen post for May with this lovely post about turning a sheet into a pretty lampshade cover.

 
Trash 2 Treasure Winner for May

Trash 2 Treasure Communities

Please use the hashtag #Trash2Treasure for your makes, I’ll find you and promote your post or picture on

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How to Make a Tea Cup and Saucer Bird Feeder

Posted on June 4th, 2017 - Fiona

We saw this idea on a market stall in Sussex. There was a stall filled with different bird feeders but one really took our eye. It was made from a teacup and saucer. We bought it and took it home with us. As luck would have it we were staying with Farmer Nick’s Mum who has an antiques business. She kindly gave us a box full of her odd china which wasn’t worthy of her shop. Nick bought the rods from a DIY store and had the bolts already and back in Cornwall we set about repurposing the old china. I had a plan forming in my mind for where to put the bird feeders so that all our holiday guests could enjoy them too.

How to Make a Teacup and Saucer Bird Feeder

What you’ll need

  • Rod with screw grooves

  • 2 bolts

  • 2 washers

  • Tea Cup and saucer

  • Drill with tile drill piece

  • Silicon
What You'll need Teacup Bird Feeder

 

Method for Making a Tea Cup and Saucer Bird Feeder

Drill a hole in the saucer Drill a hole in the saucer the width of the rod
Drill a hole in base of the tea cup Drill a hole in the teacup
Add the first nut and washer Place a washer and bolt onto the rod
Add the saucer and cup silicone each layer as you go Silicone the holes and place on bar
Secure with a second washer and nutAdd the final washer and bolt and tighten
Leave the silicon to dryLeave to dry
Teacup on the Welly WalkPush the rod into the ground and fill the cup with water and the saucer with bird food got pic

 

A few alternatives you could try.

You can make it without the silicone, which was how we saw ours for sale and offer two forms of food instead of water and food.

If you don’t have the facilities to drill the tea cup you could glue it and hang it from the tea cup in a tree.

We made a trail of 8 bird feeders along our old welly walk filling each with different goodies for the birds. The children made toilet roll binoculars to go on a stealth walk and see what they could spot.   

Nb: Although food is plentiful for the birds in summer, by winter I think they will be glad of our bird feeders.

A few extras ideas for the Teacup Bird Feeders

 

Short Video Tutorial on how to make a tea cup and saucer bird feeder 

 

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Trash 2 Treasure May

Posted on April 30th, 2017 - Fiona

Welcome to a new month of Trash 2 Treasure.  With the Easter holidays behind us and summer to look forward to we have been having fun with upcycled pirate crafts here with the pre school children on holiday as shown in the photo below. However my post this month takes advantage of the abundance of wild garlic now flowering on the farm. Whether you are sewing, crafting, cooking or sawing I love to see all your upcycled ideas.

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

  1. Trash 2 Treasure is all about upcycling. Posts should be about making something foraged from nature, household throw away items or low value items you have added value to.
  2. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled. Whether you cook, sew, make or create I’d love you to join me.
  3. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month.
  4. There is no post limit as the link up is open all month.
  5. Old posts and new posts welcome.
  6. Please comment on my host post and at least 2 others and use #Trash2Treasure in the sign off so other’s know where you came from and can pop back to see what you have made too.
  7. Do remember to pop back during the month to check on later posts linked up. I will share linked posts during the month as a reminder to pop back and as a thank you for joining in.
  8. Please add my Trash 2 Treasure badge to help others find the link up and to be in with a chance of winning the lovely Duck Tape Colours (see below). 

Most of my Trash 2 Treasure tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour, but sometimes I share bigger upcycling projects from the farm too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas from you.

A little extra from the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours

Trash 2 Treasure sponsored by Duck Tape UK with Coombe Mill Holidays for creative fun.

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by Duck Tape Colours, makers of colourful tape to add pattern and sparkle to all your upcycling projects. My favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful rolls of tape to inspire their next project. Do check out the website for plenty of creative ideas. 

Congratulations to Elaine from Fun as a Gran who has won the Duck Tape Colours for April with her lovely Applique Pyjama cases. Please drop me an email me with your address to get these posted out to you.

 
Upcycled Pyjama Case winning Trash 2 Treasure April

Trash 2 Treasure Communities

Please use the hashtag #Trash2Treasure for your makes, I’ll find you and promote your post or picture on

  • Twitter
  • Instagram

If you link up below to Trash 2 Treasure March I’ll also send you an invite to pin on the Trash 2 Treasure Pinterest board 

 

 

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