Thursday, April 24, 2008

Going Green - Day 4

Today's tip is one that crafters of all types are good at-

REPURPOSING - We paper crafters tend to call this "altered" art and some of us will modge podge and embellish anything we can get our hands on.

Seriously, many items can be used for another purpose once they have fulfilled their original purpose. Cereal boxes can be cut, covered and used as magazine holders. Altoid tins and General Coffees containers can become gift boxes. Old CD's become scrapbooks or ornaments. The list can go on and on.

Here are some links to some neat repurposing crafts and tutorials I've found on the net.

A turntable caddy made out of pill bottles
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_furnishings_other/article/0,1793,HGTV_3433_1378755,00.html

Notebooks from scrap paper
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=b97041a967557110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

Denim supply organizer
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/sewing/denim-organizer.shtml

Paper gift wrap bows
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/paper-bows.shtml

This is a good one for using your scrapbook paper scraps too.

Metal washer necklace

http://www.memorymakersmagazine.com/article.aspx?id=243

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