ate devoured the Brie on separate occasions, I decided the boxes were too ‘good’ to recycle so I saved them thinking of a great upcycling project. You have to be careful with saving every box, bottle, or container that passes through your home or you could easily be featured on one of those hoarding shows. However, especially during holidays, the uses for many boxes and containers can be creatively transformed and used for a purpose. Do not just keep saving everything. You have to be able to use it later and in a practical and reasonable way.
Just because it is on the internet does not always mean save it. Sometimes you just have to ask yourself if you would really do that and be willing to answer honestly. I am always going through my craft room and purging out ‘saved’ items. Sometimes the idea falls a bit short when the recycled item sits in a drawer for a while…
You can decorate most things with fabric, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, newspaper, and all kinds of ribbons and beads. A hot glue gun, Mod Podge, and even Elmer glue all should be a part of the craft room supply list. Rolls of ribbon and broken necklaces are great to save too for embellishing those crafts. I love perusing the aisles of my favorite stores to find clearance buttons, trinkets, and beads for future creating and crafting.
This is a great activity for your kids for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or even someone’s birthday. What a special way to have some fun and share memories as you create special keepsakes. If you are like me, then you too have saved some very special gifts from your kids, from friends, and maybe even family.
This is a great upcycle idea and if the recipient loves it, then it will be displayed and used everyday and be a reminder of the love shared…
Great for jewelry or even re-gifted in the future as a gift box for another someone special. The sky is the limit and so is your imagination!
Creating. Inspiring. Gardening without the rules!
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