"The New Caledonian Crow has been intensively studied recently because of its ability to manufacture and use its own tools in the day-to-day search for food. These tools include "knives" cut from stiff leaves and stiff stalks of grass. Another skill involves dropping tough nuts into a trafficked street and waiting for a car to crush them open."
I guess I could say I am a bit of an Old Crow using the things I find around my house or around town to help make a little extra $ to be able to go out for a nice meal or buy a little something that I really don't need.
I took this little basket and added some country flair.
I wanted to tea-dye some paper to age it.
For those of you who have never tea-dyed anything, it is simple. I took some step by step pics. Heat up some water. Dip the bag into the hot water and when the water darkens, the tea bag is ready to dye. I usual let my paper sit in the puddle of tea so that the edges get nice and dark.
I Mod Podged some burlap onto the basket, and when the tea-dyed paper dried, I Mod Podged over the burlap.
When all was dried, I waxed the whole basket with clear and dark wax. I love the wooden handle!
Another simple basket ready to sell!