From Trash to Treasures

From Trash to Treasures

We all know it’s good to recycle, but having a recycling bin in your house is just a reminder to take out the trash. However, those same items – empty bottles, cans, and packaging products – organized in a pretty basket labeled “Repurpose for Crafting”, are a springboard to creativity. As Earth Day approaches, dig into that “repurpose” basket. Pull out an empty can, some old catalogs or magazines, and some brown paper and Styrofoam packaging to create a lovely floral bouquet and coordinating note card. In this tutorial, you’ll learn three versions of a Faux Cloisonné technique, and you’ll quickly age and rust that vegetable can from last night’s dinner. After all, the center of “earth” is “art”, so let’s create something beautiful while we protect our planet. Bonus: Many steps in this project are perfect for children. While they may need help with some of the cutting and embossing, most of it is “kid-friendly”. What a great way to help our children learn to appreciate our resources by repurposing trash and turning garbage into art.

Dragonfly Dreams, Stampin' Up!, Craft Project Central

This is my project for February for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions for the project (and the different techniques!), simply subscribe to February, or select one of the 3-, 6-, or 12-month packages that include February.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to From Trash to Treasures

  1. Mom says:

    These are simply beautiful – and some great ideas.

    Like

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