This week's tip is about recycling your embellishment craft packages.
As in making use of the packages where your cute brads, snaps & grommets come packaged in.
These are the kind I am referring too:
Often times these cute packages have a hole at the top where you can thread ribbon, floss or baker's twine giving you opportunity to hang your creation.
Here is how I "up-cycled" one of mine:
It's a Halloween Candy Ornament.
I love being able to customize it for anything.
Here are a few of my ideas on what you can do to yours:
1-Holiday ornaments (Halloween, Christmas, Birthday Tree)
2-A hanging photo frame
3-A mini calendar holder
4-Favorite quote or bible verse holder
5-Place card holder for your table
6-A sign to identify dishes at a pot luck dinner or picnic
7-Personal mini menu
9-An embellishment for your layouts
10-A memorabilia holder (ie: your kids first tooth or first lock of hair)
Supplies Used to make my candy ornament: We R Memory Keepers Designer Gromlets Packaging
Halloween Paper by Tim Coffeey/K & Co. Designer Mat Pad - Polka Dots
Bats by Martha Stewart
Spiders, Boo, Happy Halloween & Skeleton by Recollections
Ribbon: Joann Fabrics
Adhesive: Glue Glider Pro Dots & Glue Dots
It was easy to put together & quick. The candy inside is skittles. They have a long shelf life, won't melt & fit easily in the little existing pockets on the packaging.
Whatever you make can end up being a special,personalized gift as well.
I am certain you can think of more ways to make the most of the ones you might have on hand.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great week.