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Monday, September 13, 2010

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#54) FROM THIS TO THAT...

Happy Monday Fellow Bloggers!

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
8-Gift Tags
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.

7 comments:

  1. OMGOSH...this is a fantastic idea! You always come up with the neatest things....the kind of ideas that make me wonder..."why didn't I think of that?" I love this! Now I jsut have to buy some new embellishments so I have packageing....ohhhh the tradegy! LOL

    Take care. :)

    {sMILES}

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  2. These are adorable, Sonia! Very clever indeed.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  3. Very cool idea. Sonia is this your new blog??? I love it. Very elegant!

    Stephanie

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  4. That is adorable. WOW to think I always throw my packaging away. Very cute idea.

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  5. Seriously cute! What a great way to upcycle these. LOVE IT!!

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  6. This is such a great idea! Now why didn't I think of it instead of throwing them out. Thank you so much for all your creative ideas.

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  7. That is such a great idea!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Have a great day. :)

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