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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 “Re-purpose for Crafting”, are a springboard to creativity. As Earth Day approaches, dig into that “re-purpose” 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 re-purposing trash and turning garbage into art.




This pretty project comes to you designed by Buffy!


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Have a great crafting day!

Posted on : Feb 11 2017

5 People have left comments on this post

Feb 11, 2017 - 06:02:19
Christy Fulk said:

Oh, my goodness, Buffy! I never thought to use my old catalogs for the Faux Cloisonné technique! I love everything you made in this set. I definitely need to make everything myself! Great job!

Feb 11, 2017 - 02:02:09
Monika/buzsy said:

Beautiful project Buffy. Love the pretty flowers and the use of a can. 🙂 LOVELY!

Feb 11, 2017 - 05:02:57

I enjoy “trash to treasure” projects, and I love the ideas and techniques in this project tutorial. Great job!

Feb 12, 2017 - 06:02:34
Cindy Mitchell-Clark said:

Brilliant ideas – just know I am going to be using these ideas – thank you so much for sharing 🙂

Feb 28, 2017 - 07:02:00
Julie Warnick said:

I am so excited about learning these new techniques!! What a clever and awesome project!

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