The humble hardware store can produce some inspiration for crafts of all kinds. Here some crafts made from hardware.
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Click here to see a tutorial on how to make a cupcake stand out of hardware from Lowe's Creative Ideas.
Create a hardware monogram with a tutorial from Lowe's Creative Ideas.
Use only three U-bend pipes, superglue and a candle to create this candle holder with a tutorial on the blog Don't Interrupt Me I'm Talking to Myself. The tutorial is in German but if you use Google Translate you'll find the tutorial is understandable.
Pop over to this link at Garden Therapy to see how to make hand-stamped metal plant tags from washers.
With another project for your garden, you'll find out how to make a low cost hardware store hanging wind chime with instructions from Too Many Projects on Instructables.
Visit this link at Momtastic.com to see how to make a glorious looking bracelet from hardware components.
Daniela Jacobs guest blogged at Refinery 29 and used a slideshow tutorial to show how to make geometric hoop earrings from hardware.
Natasha from Little Pink Monster shows you how to assemble a hardware inspired bracelet with this tutorial.
Click here to visit Lex's blog to find a tutorial to make a washer necklace.
Art Doll Inspiration
Raid the hardware store to make an art doll armature using this tutorial from Paint-Sculpt.com.
Why not take a trip through your hardware store to see what sort of inspiration you can find?