Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Earth Day Recycle Project

Hi Everyone! Happy Earth day...almost! I wanted to share with you an altered memo book I created with some recycled tags, a shirt label, some beads from the kids craft box, and even a bottle cap. I am a big believer in recycling so when it came time for me to create a project I knew I wanted to incorporate some of my "recycled" finds. Anytime I come across a "cool" tag I cut if off and add it to my stash. I had no shortage of material to create this memo book.

I love the idea of keeping this in my car to write down note on the go or paperclip in coupons so they don't get lost.

Recycle Memo Book Details

To create this fun embellishment I pulled a cool bottle cap from my stash. Poured in a thick, liquid adhesive and then spelled out "recycle" with some beads my kiddo's had left over from a craft project. I poured in some micro-beads for a little extra pop of color. Fun, don't you think?

I want to leave you with a few more "recycle" idea you can incorporate into your craft projects.

  • Cut the pocket from your kids old jeans. I love using these on my projects
  • Cut the tags out of the inside of shirts and use them as fun embellishments like the Lands End one I used in this project
  • Keep cool bottle caps or bottles to create with. A cool bottle can be altered and filled with candies as a great little gift.
  • I can't tell you how my mint tins I have altered to present a gift card. It makes a gift card much more personal when it comes in a hand made tin...these are also a great way for little girls to store their earrings and rings.

Hope you are now inspired to create a recycled project this Earth Day! Hope you have a great one!



Nati Tristan said...

That is very unique! I love how you did reuse that stuff! Wonderful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhh this is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeee all the tags you used!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

Love this.......YAY for repurposing!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!! :-)

Alyssa said...

Love This, MIMI!!

Velta said...

Hi Mimi!!! Long time no see...I was browsing and found you again. This is probably the MOST creative embellishment I have ever seen!!! TFS :)

Rebecca said...

love this! that bottle cap is SO cool!!

Andrea Amu said...

How cute, Mimi!
I so love the micro beads and alpha beads inside the bottle cap! Fun!

Linda Beeson said...

Now that is just plain adorable and clever!

christina carvalho said...

I loved the idea!
I will try something similar by myself.

reiki said...

Nice collage Mimi.