It's me, Kristine, and it's my turn to do the Method Monday Post.
I thought it would be fun to share some ideas on how to reuse some items you might normally throw away. I love turning "trash" into "treasure" and my family has been well trained to stop before throwing away anything that could possibly be use in my craft room. They always come to me to see if I can use a can or bottle before it hits the trash!
This plastic container used to hold paper clips...
I replaced the paper with a piece of patterned paper, filled it with candy and made this cute little sign using "Candy Corn Family". What a fun way to keep candy on your counter this month or a cute little gift for a friend!
My family loves nuts so I have quite a few of these large plastic containers. They are a great way to 'wrap" a gift. I decorated this one with "Baby Jayla" to create a really cute gift box. "Baby Jayla" is available as a digi or in red rubber! I didn't have any onesies on hand but you can roll up 4-6 of them and put them in here for a really cute presentation!
This was a container that my prima flowers came in.
It's the perfect size to hold pens or pencils. I decorated this with "Janice".
My Daughter loved pulling out this cool tube of colored pencils when she was in school and I ended up making a few of them for her friends too!
I always save my Starbucks Frappucino bottles because they are a great way to package up a little treat for someone.
I used Heart 5 for this project. I was concerned about the ink smearing when I colored the heart with my copic markers so I printed out the heart on red cardstock which worked great!
And finally...this is the case that my son's i-pod came in a couple of Christmases ago.
I took the paper out of the inside and used it as a template to cut out the pink paper for the inside and then I decorated it with Bday Chloe for a terrific gift card holder.
|Here's a view of the front.|
|Here's a side view. I like the way you can see the gift card inside.|
|Here it is when opened.|
I hope you've enjoyed these projects and they've gotten your creative juices flowing and opened your eyes to some ways that you can turn "trash" into "treasure"!
I didn't take you step by step through how to make these because I just wanted to provide some inspiration but if you have any questions about how to make any of these "trash" to "treasure" projects, please leave it in the comments section and I'll get back with you!