Altered Furniture

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July Challenge “Flags of the World”

Our Crew has members from all around the world. This month we want you to use the colors from the flag from YOUR country when you create. There is no limit to what you can do with this challenge – home decor pieces, water color paintings, cards, tags or altered items. The How to: To…

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Alter old drawer into a beautiful center piece

Every gypsy loves old, full of history items. But what’s better than that is giving those item a completely new life and prolonging its history-gathering adventures. From old bottles to typewriters to picture frames to furniture. Our Crew member, Kerstin Inga-Peters alters a vintage drawer and turns it into an eye-catching centre piece worthy of being…

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Upcycled wooden items – give them a second life!

From old furniture to small wooden items in a storage or even in the street, there is definitely something that deserves a second chance to be turned into a statement piece for our home. Give your unwanted items a new look and create vintage pieces for your home with the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paints…

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Altered Ruler Holder – May Challenge

Today Crew Member Monica Taylor show us how she blew new life into a item she found when out treasure hunting. Inspiered by our main May Challenge “Old is New” she transformed this piece of junk into something new and totally different! Monica tell us: I love finding items at antique shops that I can alter. Bringing…

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May Challenge “Old is the New”

This month we bring you two challenges! One main challenge for any type of project & one card only challenge. Main Challenge: Let´s go attic hunting this month. Or visit a flea market. Dig deep in your trash bin, or horder trough your cabinets. There is a huge amount of projects you can make using…

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New Release: 7gypsies Architextures™

The day is finally here and we are so excited to share with the world news about the new 7gypsies Architextures™ Collection. The brain-child of Christine Meier, Architextures™ features truly new and unique craft products we know you are going to love. As Christine and her band of Gypsies traveled to maker’s fairs, vintage markets, salvage yards, antique shops and flea markets…

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Steampunk Man Mixed Media – CCB November Challenge Winner

Every month we send out a creative challenge with some simple guidelines, color story and a fun theme.  This past month we were creating masquerade masks! We love to see those gorgeous entries to our challenges from ALL around the globe. That is one of our biggest goals – to reach crafters all over the world….

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How to Make an Angel Wing Lamp Shade with Mixed Media Origins Paper

We just love seeing all the different creative ways that our Mixed Media Origins papers can be used! These papers are a printed cloth-like paper that allows you to alter them any way your heart desires. Not only are they fabulous for scrapbooking, cards, and all things paper crafts, but they have also been used…

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Cabinet Doors Repurposed Into Chalkboard Sign

If you have spent time strolling down the sidewalk window shopping or dining at your favorite bistro, chances are you have seen at least one chalkboard sidewalk sign. Some stores and restaurants have beautiful chalkboard art to display their menus and what sales they are having. Turns out these signs are so easy to make, and can…

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.