Simply amazing! According to Wikipedia, yarn bombing began in Texas by knitters who wanted to creatively use the leftover bits and pieces from finished projects. These photos come from all over the world as the practice has gone global.
I made this mosaic table about seven years ago when Shabby Chic was trendy. I bought the wooden table at a garage sale in Los Altos, CA and recycled thirty-six chipped and cracked vintage china plates to complete the project. Seven antique skeleton keys provide fun detail. I still love the table, but I think that it's outdated. I'm considering painting it black and staining the grout a rich dark color. Stay tuned...I might get the nerve to do it! Then, I'll report either tears or triumph!
Quick mosaic tips:
Use Leponitt glass mosaic cutters.
Use only sanded grout.
Seal the wood base and the grout.
Image of china plate being cut and tutorial from another source here.
Ideas from others to decorate the bohemian home: From left to right: 1) A vintage wooden window frame with screen makes a fantastic jewelry organizer especially for dangling earrings. 2) Literally book shelves! Great idea! Simply choose your books and purchase metal angle irons from your local hardward screw. Drill screws through the angle irons and into the books. This would make a great step system for cats or simple shelving. 3) Vintage bicycle wheels replace the common bulletin board. 4) Wooden embroidery hoops from fabric and craft stores make great frames for lovely fabric. A collection like the one pictured makes a beautiful wall statement! 5) Vintage spice tins make great flower vases.
Idea/Image credit and more information at: Pinterest
A labor of love in our 1910 cottage ~ We created this nine-foot mosaic backsplash by recycling vintage: game pieces, Texas state plates, salt & pepper shakers, bottlecaps, spice tins, jar lids, Fiestaware cups & plates, and toile & flowered china. We also created a matching mosaic on the hanging lamp above the sink.
I had fun with seven cans of spray paint to decorate an old, used bike that was going to the dump. Recycling it into eyecatching, colorful yard art was quick and easy.
I've always loved metal bottle trees, but decided to make my own instead of spending the $150 to buy one. Mine was made with the same cans of spray paint to decorate a limb that had blown down in my yard. The shape is a little weird, but it did the job! With the remaining paint, I sprayed this park bench that sits outside my store in Llano, Texas...