A reuse Van Gogh

A reuse Van Gogh

Posted on May 1, 2012 by

Hannah from wonderful MFTA volunteer group New York Cares shared this photo of a reuse version of Van Gogh’s famous The Starry Night. Here are Hannah’s words explaining how the famous post-impressionist painting became a reuse mural: We started by …

MAKE IT! Learn how in P credit courses this July

MAKE IT! Learn how in P credit courses this July

Posted on June 29, 2011 by

We are thrilled to offer three week-long courses for P credit this July. These courses are designed for teachers and teach techniques for incorporating art projects into classroom teaching, with a particular focus on the Common Core Standards. Participants will …

Featured Donor: Martha Stewart Crafts Dept

Featured Donor: Martha Stewart Crafts Dept

Posted on June 23, 2011 by

Just yesterday, Laura Kaesshaefer from the Crafts Dept at Martha Stewart wrote about Materials for the Arts  on their blog! They have donated to us for years and we pick up boxes of craft items, art supplies and paints from their craft room …

Upcycled Jewelry

Upcycled Jewelry

Posted on May 27, 2011 by

Following up on our previous post on Upcycled Fashion and tutorials for easy reuse clothing ideas, we’re featuring a designer who makes upcycled jewelry. Sherri Hobb and her daughter Michelle writes instructions for 20 fabulous reuse jewelry designs. Here’s a sneak peek of her …

Upcycling Fashion

Upcycling Fashion

Posted on May 19, 2011 by

Here are some upcycling ideas to transform your wardrobe.  You should aways try to re-purpose an item of clothing instead of recycling it or throwing it out. If you absolutely can’t wear it anymore, then how about cutting it up and making a project out of …

Decorate Your Home for Easter

Decorate Your Home for Easter

Posted on April 22, 2011 by

One of our regular donors, David Stark (of David Stark Design and Production) shares his ideas to decorate eco-friendly on CasaSugar. Incorporate reuse materials into your springtime decor and share your pictures and projects with us

Upcycling with Wine Corks

Upcycling with Wine Corks

Posted on April 12, 2011 by

Has anyone seen the Anthropologie window displays at Rockefeller Center? It’s a beautiful display created entirely of wine corks. I found some photos of a different location we can admire since there were no good pictures of the NY store.  They …

A woman in California opens a creative reuse facility similar to MFTA

A woman in California opens a creative reuse facility similar to MFTA

Posted on January 31, 2011 by

We found a great post this morning about a women supporting and actively exercising  MFTA’s mission. Lisa Hernandez from Long Beach, California was inspired by SCRAP, a non-profit reuse facility similar to Materials for the Arts left her job to …

DIY organizers

DIY organizers

Posted on January 28, 2011 by

With all these snow storms these days, everyone should stay home with a cup of hot chocolate and work on these simple craft projects… all about different ways to organize: Upcycle all the chocolate boxes you’ll receive for Valentine’s Day …

Craft projects for this week using beverage containers

Craft projects for this week using beverage containers

Posted on January 4, 2011 by

Inspired by the REVEAL bags made of recycled water bottles from last week and MFTA’s Christmas ornaments start of the new year recycling beverage containers and champagne cageswith some beautiful into these fun projects ! Use the champagne cages leftover …