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Heidi Borchers

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Heidi Borchers was born into the crafting industry. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America's beloved "Mother of Crafting" and the inventor of Aleene's Tacky Glue, Heidi spent many of her childhood leisure hours in her mother's shop, gluing, creating, and learning. By the time she was a teenager, Heidi had become an accomplished artist, as well as an inventive designer.

In the mid-1990's, Heidi launched the largest selling craft book ever published, with sales to date in excess of $30 million. It was the first of a succession of "continuity" books called Aleene's Big Book of Crafts. Since then, many of her more than two dozen hard-bound books have been featured in Book of the Month Clubs across the country.

She launched her national cable television career as co-host of her mother's show, "Aleene's Creative Living" and remained a staple TV crafting personality for 15 years. Throughout her career, Heidi's designs have been featured in McCalls, Better Homes & Gardens, Creative Living, Craft Home & Style, Decorating Craft Ideas, Crafts N' Things and Inspired at Home.

A studio in the seaside town of Los Osos, California, is home to a sea of materials, finished designs, and works-in-progress. Whimsical faces, and original characters hang on the walls and peek out from behind hundreds of jars full of buttons, beads, fasteners, yarns, tiles and glues. Machines, tools, and equipment stand sentinel on long, sturdy tables, ready to be put into service. The studio is also a classroom, where Heidi holds regular design classes.

Heidi raised three children and now entertains a gorgeous gaggle of eleven grandchildren who visit often. Heidi's regular blogs can be found at Eco-Heidi Blog. Heidi is also a regular guest on FaveCrafts radio.

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FaveCrafts is happy to welcome Heidi Borchers as a contributer to our ever-growing site. Here you can find her step-by-step craft projects, video tutorials and more. Also, look for her work in our free Quick and Crafty newsletter.



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Projects at FaveCrafts:

Making Reusable Shopping Bags from Placemats
Button Easter Bunnies
Fanciful Felt Pouches
How to Grout Mosaics

Recycled Sweater Throw Pillows
Water Bottle Flowers Video
Embossing with Glue Video
Look of Copper Enamel With Glue
Window Screen Jewelry
Mosaic Tiles
Waterbottle Buttons Bracelet Video
Button Flowers
Metal Washers Pendant
Napkin Applique Floral Frame Video
Plastic Water Bottle Pendant and Necklace Video
Love My Tea Mirror
Soda Can Art Video
Decorated Tin Cans Video
Aleene's Look of Metal Brown Bag Video
Eggshell Mosaic Video
Water Bottle Bracelets with Faux Felting Video
Pizza Peace Pendant Video
Learning About Bread Dough Roses Video
Grateful Mosaic Plaque Video
Painting on Tissue Video
How to Make Look of Forged Metal with Aluminum Foil Video
Vintage Look of Metal Box
Mosaic Coasters from Cereal Boxes
How to Make a Cereal Box Coaster
Recycled Tic Tac Toe Game
How to Make a Tic Tac Toe Game from Cereal Boxes
Bottle Cap Snake Toy
How to Make a Waterbottle Cap Snake
How to Create Easter Egg Embellishments with Plastic Spoons
Spoon Easter Egg Greeting Card
How to Make a Water Bottle Paper Bracelet
Water Bottle and Paper Bangles
Whimsical Chicken Noisemaker
How to Make a Chicken Noisemaker
How to Make a Glue Bottle Muse Doll
How to Make a Water Bottle & Drinking Straw Necklace
How to Make a Soda Bottle Birdhouse
Recycled Glue Muse Doll
Recycled Pizza Peace Pendant
Plastic Water Bottle and Drinking Straw Necklace
Plastic Bottle Birdhouse
Vintage Look Blooms & Buttons Necklace
How to Make a Vintage Inspired Blooms and Buttons Necklace
How to Make a Dream Big Mosaic Rock
Rock Mosaic
Dragonfly Dream Notebook
How to Make an Eco Froggy Kids Bank
Eco Froggy Bank
How to Make a Macaroni Art Box
Macaroni and Pasta Art Box
Bread Dough Alphabet Letters
How to Make Alphabet Letters from Aleene's Bread Dough Recipe
Tissue Art Box
How to Make Custom Painted Tissue Paper
Water Bottle Necklace
How to a Make Water Bottle Seashell Necklace
Pamper Me Jar
How to Make a Pamper Me Jar
How to Make a Glitter and Glue Floral Necklace
Glue and Glitter Necklace
Fabric and Scraps Journal
How to Make a Mixed Media and Fabric Journal
Bottle Cap Bugs
How to Recycle Bottle Lids into Cute Critters
Cute QTip Dolls
How to Make a Mini Doll from QTips
How to Make a Plaster Frame from Blister Packaging
Cool2Cast Mini Frames
Marvelous Dog Mosaic Frame
How to Make a Dog Themed Mosaic Frame
Mini Love Mixed Media Screen
Look of Copper Enamel Pencil Box
How to Make the Look of Copper Enamel with Aleene's Tacky Glue
How to Make a Recycled Bottle Cap Ladybug
Bottle Cap Doll
Look of Embossing with Glue Frame
Water Bottle Necklace
How to Make a Reverse Painted Water Bottle Necklace
How to Make a Bottle Cap Doll
Look of Mosaic Technique with Eggshells
Yarn Vase
How to Create the Look of Mosaic with Eggshells
How to Cover a Glass Vase with Yarn
Repurposed Reverse Fabric Earrings
How to Make Reverse Fabric Water Bottle Earrings
Happy Halloween Rolled Beads Necklace
Happy Halloween Necklace
Burnt Brown Bag Box
How to Make a Burnt Brown Bag Butterfly Box
Pizza Box Wall Art
How to Make Wall Art from a Pizza Box
Bottle Cap Wall Decor
How to Make Bottle Cap Wall Art
How to Make a Mosaic Stepping Stone
Mosaic Stepping Stone
Paper Plate Gratitude Flowers
How to Make Paper Plate Flowers
Bread Dough Rose
How to Make a Bread Dough Rose
Doily Angel
How to Make a Paper Doily Angel
Brown Bag Handle Bracelet
Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
Oversized Drink Bottle Pendant
Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
How to Make Brown Bag Handle Bangle Bracelets
How to Make a Button Water Bottle Bracelet
How to Make a Big Pendant from Water Bottle Bottom
How to Make a Watercolor Hearts Tag
Forged Foil Bird Ornament
How to Make a Look of Forged Metal Bird Ornament
How to Make an Angel of Light Candle Cover
How to Make a Water Bottle and Felt Flower Bracelet
Felt Floral Plastic Bottle Bracelet
Retro Fabric and Wire Flowers
Water Bottle Room Divider
Soda Can Fish Art
How to Make Fabric and Wire Flowers
How to Make a Drink Bottle Room Divider
How to Create a Soda Can Fish Sculpture
Owl Pillow
Craft Foam Stamp
How to Decorate a Burlap Pillow with a No Sew Owl Motif
How to Make a Craft Foam Stamp Featuring Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
Custom Mosaic Mirror
How to Make a Cool2Cast Mosaic Frame
Red Plastic Cup Heart Garland
How to Make a Plastic Cup Heart Garland
Recycled Coffee Cup Rose
Cardboard Ribbon Spool Flowers
Soda Can Flower Box Topper
How to Make a Super Cool Coffee Cup Rose
How to Make a Soda Can Flower Box
How to Make Ribbon Spool Flowers
Bread Tag Charm Bracelet
How to Make a Bread Tag Charm Bracelet
Homemade Stickers
How to Make Your Own Stickers
Girly Makeup Case
How to Decorate a Girly Girl Make Up Case
Look of Fused Glass Heart Pendant
How to Create a Look of Fused Glass Pendant
How to Upcycle a Glue Tube into An Art Doll
Recycled Glue Tube Doll
Scrap Fabric Easter Eggs
How to Make Fabric Wrapped Eggs
Fabulous Shoe Mosaic
How to Make a High Heel Mosaic Box
Window Screen Bangle
How to Make a Window Screen Bracelet
Mixed Media Journal
How to Make a Mixed Media Grocery Bag Journal
Floral Fairy Clay Pot
Embossed Craft Foam Flowers
How to Make an Embossed Craft Foam Flower
How to Decorate a Clay Pot with Doilies
Polka Dot Vase Cover
How to Make a Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover
Music Lover Picture Frame
How to Make a Craft Foam Music Themed Frame
Sparkly Pizza Box Spacer Pendant
How to Make a Pizza Box Spacer Glittered Pendant
How to Make Nuts and Bolts Race Car Framed Art
Race Car Wall Art
Embossed Look Fish Magnets
How to Make a Look of Embossing Fish Magnet
Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet
How to Make Friendship Floss Water Bottle Bracelets
How to Embellish a Floss Bracelet with Buttons
Vintage Inspired Enamel Journal
How to Make The Look of Copper Enamel with Glue and Paint
Wooden Birdhouse Cottage
How to Make a Birdhouse Fairy Cottage
Simple Mirror & Tile Wall Art
Vintage Faux Metal Butterfly
How to Create a Tile and Mirror Plaque
How to Create the Look of Metal with Kitchen Foil
How to Make a Fairy Jar
Recycled Fairy Jar
Eco Friendly Bee Noisemaker
How to Make a Bumblebee Noisemaker
Colorful Upcycled Button Bowl
Mosaic Buttons Bowl
Colorful Fabric Book Cover
Bandana Book Covers
Craft Foam Bicycle Stamp
How to Make a Bicycle Themed Stamp from Craft Foam
How to Make Paper Towel Handmade Paper
Braided Fabric Belt
How to Make a Water Bottle and Braided Fabric Belt
Mixed Media Spa Jar
Aleene's Mixed Media Pamper Jars
Tips for Cutting Paper with Scissors
Felt iPad Cover
How to Make a Floral Felt iPad Cover
Lace Inset Shirt
Aleene's Vintage Inspired Lace Inset T-Shirt
Embossed Aluminum Sunflower
How to Make a Soda Can Sunflower
Plastic Bottle Pendant
How to Make Water Bottle Cool2Cast Pendants
Recycled Snowflake Ornament
Aleene's Button Snowflake Ornaments
Autumn Scarecrow Pick
Aleene's Thanksgiving Scarecrow Pick
Mosaic Bread Dough Frame
Aleene's Bread and Glue Mosaic Tiled Frame
Snowflake Applique Shirt
Glittery Purse Earrings
Mosaic Christmas Bricks
How to Make a No Sew White Snowflake Applique Shirt
Cinnamon Angel Garland
Aleene's EcoCool Glittered Purse Earrings
Beaded Dollar Store Crown
Plastic Bottle Cap Bird
How to Make a Christmas Tree Mosaic Brick
Aleene's Charming Cinnamon Angel Garland
How to Transform a Dollar Store Crown into a New Year's Crown
Aleene's Bottle Cap Birdie
Recycled Mixed Media Journal
Brown Bag Floral Wall Hanging
Polka Dot Chalkboard Frame
Paper Heart Gift Bag
Recycled Gift Cans
How to Make a Mixed Media Pop-Open Journal
Yarn Wrapped Votive Holder
Soda Can Letter Art
Music Wall Art
Colorful Sock Chicks
Colorful Clay Pot Easter Basket
Crunched Tissue Flowers
Button Heart Wall Hanging
Recycled Screen Beads
Brown Bag Birdhouse
Faux Embossed Glass Jars
Lovely Lampshade Bowls
Transform Cereal Boxes into Wall Art
Two-In-One Refashioned T-Shirt
Mother's Coupon Bouquet
Ol' Man Journal Cover 
Be Happy Frame
Remixed High Heel Door Stop
Decoupage Tissue Bird
Recycled Soda Can Frame
Painted Plate Owl

Girly Water Bottle Friendship Bracelets
Fourth of July Recycled Wine Carrier
Hidden Message Frame
Recycled Rose Canvas Art
Simple Paper Clip Florals
Faux Embossed Mixed Media Canvas
Recycled Felt and Plastic Cuffs
Cute and Colorful Button Wall Art
Glue and Ribbon Frame
Cereal Box Heart Pendant

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