Posts tagged ‘Recycling’

September 30, 2011

Follow this Friday::Reuse and Organize

by heatherkp

Here are a few favorite things I found this week that fall into the categories of re-use and organizing.  You can’t beat that combo!Suitcase Side tables from Cupcakes and Cashmere

Crate’s are popping up everywhere and here are a few ideas for their use.

Crate Side table from Neet Magazine

Crate Shelves from Design sponge

Various shelves and organization by way of re-purposed crates, suitcases etc from Recreate

To see more ideas for re-using everyday stuff check out my Pinterest Re-Use It board.  If you would like to follow my boards (any or all of them) please click on the link in the Right hand sidebar or Here.

There is a lot of discussion these days about how images collected on Pinterest are attributed, in my case I always try to link back to the origional makers.  In some cases these items are for sale but may not be available.  In other cases they are simple ideas that no one would mind you reusing in your own way.  In any case I hope you will give credit to the creative makers who inspire us with their DIY inventions!

December 14, 2010

Tuesday Take out: Cards turned ornaments

by heatherkp

This is a follow up to last week’s take out.  I left you with a short tutorial on how to make the snow globe holiday cards.  Below I’m sharing with you the final outcome of the cards and a couple of ideas for either turning them into ornaments or making them as ornaments.

I love to make cards every couple years but I hate the idea of these cards going into the garbage (even if most people do recycle).  A few years ago I created a line of cards (made with recycled paper) that I sold in stores.  The idea behind them was that they were small pieces of “collage art” that were made with recycled paper, found objects and bits and pieces of ephemera etc.  They were meant to be saved, framed and appreciated.  With that in mind I wanted these cards to do double duty as ornaments.

I’ve included instructions on the inside of these card so the recipients can choose to make ornaments out of them.  It’s really simple once the card or snow globe portion is made (see instructions here).

1. Cut out the ornament (Snow globe) shape as above.

2. Trace the shape onto another decorative paper.  Here I used recycled Christmas cards that I had received last year.  You could use photo’s, decorate the back side like the front or use plain paper.  You just want to give the ornament a little more weight.

3. Add a separate piece of solid paper for the base and glue the front and back together.

4. Punch a hole in the top, add a string or ribbon to hang from and put it on the tree!

Voila~An ornament!  If you make these please comment and leave me a link to your creations.  I’d love to see them!