Browsing the "Vintage" Category

St. Louis City Museum Turns Architectural Salvage into an Urban Playground

July 10th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

The City Museum is formed primarily from the detritus of the city of St. Louis, using salvaged tiles to cover the walls and floors in mosaics, salvaged gargoyles to spray water into the two-storey indoor fountain, and two salvaged airplanes that are part of the outdoor jungle gym created with steel springs, iron walkways, an old trolley, and a giant ball pit. And yes, you get to climb all over it


How-to: Another Way to Remove Labels from Glass Jars

June 19th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

You think you don't have time to do a good job to get all the paper and all the glue completely off of your glass jars, but you really do. My method for removing the sticky labels from glass jars takes about twenty minutes, but you can do it with as many glass jars as you have, all at the same time. Gather up a big collection of jars that need to have their labels removed, and you can do the job in far less time than it would take to peel the labels off by hand


Sourcing Ethical Metal for Jewelry-Making

January 12th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

One thing that I don't think gets enough attention is the metal that we use in our crafting. Between chains, clasps, and wire for wrapping, metal plays a huge part in any handmade piece of jewelry, but that metal can have a huge impact on the environment.



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