Favorite Junk Turned Into Art Crafts
Turning junk into works of art is nothing new. People have done this since junk existed, and now it's become a whole hobby. Folks like to shop for pieces that inspire them at garage sales or the thrift store, take them home and turn them into something completely different. There are so many ways to do this, from simply adding paint or texture, or changing the shape into something completely new with the addition of clay, wood and other mediums.
In our house, we've done everything from add clay to ceramic geese to make dinosaurs, paint things to be creepy for Halloween (dolls, cat sculptures, ceramic deer, you name it!) and turn jars, shadowboxes and other containers into gothic masterpieces. We've also reused keys, clothing for costumes, buttons, jewelry, tulle, buttons and plenty of other items in various pieces of art. Truly, these items are not masterpieces of the traditional caliber and definitely would not win art shows, but they are ours and really fun to make. My favorite has to be the mirror I spent a couple of days painting and adorning with painted plastic snakes!
What kinds of junk have you found that worked really well as a new pieces of art? Do you know of any great tutorials to help get people started on a project like this? Share them in the chat.