I love using recycled items for my projects, but I was really having trouble coming up with something original, so I fell back on a project I had done around Christmas time….but it’s a fun thing to do at any time of the year! This was a little tricky to photograph, so bear with me (I’ve propped it up against an organdy tree as well as a vintage twig tree!!!):
This little vintage gift holder is made from (drum roll, please….) a toilet paper tube! Yep! I got this idea from Pinterest! I simply took the empty cardboard roll, covered it with some collage-stamped First Edition DP, squished and sewed the bottom together and embellished it with some fun decorations! Here’s a peek at the inside so you can see the tube:
My butterfly is from Nature Walk, with some background stamping from French Foliage; some stitching and a faceted button embellished with pearls:
and my yummy Certainly Celery-dyed scrunchy seam binding, embellished with an image from A Round Affair, which is available now as a preview from the upcoming SU catalog :
While making this, I was trying to use some colors that I hadn’t used for a while….I can’t even remember the last time I used Elegant Eggplant, and although Certainly Celery has always been a favorite spring color, I hadn’t used it for a while either! THEN I found out that SU is retiring it! So I am glad I got a chance to put it to use! If you’d like to know all the products I used, just shoot me an email!
What can you make with a recycled product? I can’t wait to see what creative ideas you come up with! Be sure to check out the goodies the DT has come up with as well! See them all at the Paper Players blog! Happy creating!
Last Thursday morning when Cassidy walked in, I realized we were dressed alike! Of course, I didn’t have on a denim mini skirt or a flowered headband, and she didn’t have silver dangly earrings! But it was close enough!
Enjoy your day!