Showing posts with label recycled. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recycled. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments


Are you all done taking down your Christmas decor... I'm slowly starting on mine. I sure am going to miss the twinkle lights all around the house 😔

I hate to admit this, but I have kept all the Christmas cards since we have been married... That's 14 years worth! I swear I'm not a hoarder, craft supplies don't count!  I just hate to throw them out only because so many of them are personal picture greeting cards. There is something wrong about throwing other people's picture away! Or is that just me! So finally I figured out what to do with them all. I've seen many of these ornaments all over Pinterest and figured this would be the perfect way to save those picture greeting cards for many years to come.

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments

Today I will share with you a pictorial of how I made my ornament with the greeting cards we received this year.

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments

I used a 2.5-inch diameter circle punch for my circle cutouts.

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments

I used my Scotch-Advanced-Tape-Glider to glue the ornament together. Regular white glue was taking too long to dry, so I wiped it off. Worked way easier with the double-sided tape.

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments | Turning Old Christmas Post Cards into Ornaments

Now I need to find time to make another 13 years worth... Wish me luck, hopefully, I'll be done by next Christmas! Thanks for stopping by :)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 7, 2013

DIY Button Rack | Recycled Spice Rack


I bet many of you have the same old expired spice rack somewhere in your pantry! I know I did for years... I used maybe 3 or 4 of the spices on it and the rest... yuck... expired! All it did was take up room and collected grease and dust! I think I'm a pretty good cook but some of these spices I hadn't even heard of! So just before I was about to get rid of it I thought why not repurpose it?! It makes the perfect place for all my buttons... So out with the spices and in with the buttons!
DIY Button Rack | Recycled Spice Rack

After a good cleaning, I sorted all the buttons I had by color.  Before my buttons were in little baggies and out of sight, now I can see all the pretty colors! I also peeled off all the greasy spice labels and glued on the top of the bottles a black circle that I cut out with a punch. I haven't decided whether or not yet to glue a coordinating button on the outside yet... we shall see :)

Hope you like the spice rack makeover... what is your spice rack doing? This would also be a great idea for all those little crafty/office supplies, or maybe even for hubby's garage nails... Ok, only if your feeling really generous, lol!

Happy Crafting everyone, 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wedding Invitation turned Wedding Card | DIY

What do you do with wedding invitations after you have been to the wedding? I usually keep them for a while and then like anything else they end up in the recycling bin :(

Well just so happened that we are going to a wedding tomorrow and I completely forgot I didn't have a card yet so I thought well why not use the card stock from the invite. That way it for sure would coordinate with the wedding itself! So easy and simple, it saved me so much time trying to pick papers! I wished I had taken a picture of the invite itself, so you could see the difference, oops next time! Hopefully, the couple won't take offense to me taking their invitation apart, lol!

Wedding Invitation turned Wedding Card | DIY

I used today's freebie from My Scrap Chick - Blooming Mum, and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. Isn't it pretty?  

I love how it turned out and how quick it came together!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!




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