Sunday, August 24, 2008

"Recycled Crafting"

What is "recycled crafting"? I am not an expert, this is just something I wanted to do to have fun & feel like I'm doing one more small thing to help the environment. There is a plethora of items available online & in craft stores for the use of crafting, scrapbooking & card making. I have bought thousands of items over the past 8+ years & have yet to use them. They are taking up space in my life & serving no purpose. So, it's about time I started to use what I have around me to get creative.

So, recycled crafting is using what you already have or items that have been previously used for the purpose of creating a new project.

I first had this idea come to mind when I received a really cool FedEx booklet in the mail after signing up for an account. It is a slim booklet with spiral binding & tabs. I could already envision a great scrapbook or memory keeper just by covering the pages, adding some ribbon, stickers, brads & of course PAPER!! I do not have it finished, but hope to unveil it soon!

In the meantime, I have been stashing things on the shelves in my craft room that I would have either thrown away or put in the recycling, figuring it would be much more fun to see them come alive with crafting materials.

Just a few of the things I have been hoarding.....plastic zippered bags that hold pillowcases, old multi-paned windows, a broken vase, interesting junk mail, baby formula cans, boxes, canisters from baby snacks, tags from clothing & shoes.

So keep checking back to see what I can come up with!!!

1 comment:

shipley family said...

So I have a lot of very crafty friends, but you definately are on the top of my list. So so cleverly crafty.