As promised, I'm here to show you how I recycle all our empty cereal boxes into flowers that I use on all my girly presents. Yesterday I showed you the pressies I did for my mum's friends. Every one of them had one of these flowers on and they didn't cost me anything. Normally I have a whole box full but after my mum's gifts and my Christmas presents my box is empty and I have to start all over. When the box is full, I keep looking at them - they look like jewels to me!
Without further ado.
- When I have time and scraps, I punch and cut them up - ready to be used or to be given away for multimedia projects.
- I flatten all our boxes and use them for mini books and die cuts whenever I need them. Normally I will glue a piece of scrap paper (in this case an old dictionary page) onto the printed side of the recycled carton and then punch out my shape. This makes a nice and sturdy shape. (It's like making my own thickers)
- I choose a few shapes and sizes; add a little ink to the edges and a button for the middle.
- Before I add the button, I punch two holes into the middle of the flower and then I thread the twine through the holes and the buttons simultaneously. Tie the twine with a knot or a bow.
- Ready to be used whenever needed.
- This is my jewelry box - now full of scraps but by next week I'll have a whole new batch of jewels in there.
Toy of the day: Reuse, recycle and repurpose. This makes scrapping so much cheaper and more worthwhile.