Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Recycle - Reuse - Re-craft - A Challenge

Recycle - Reuse - Re-craft
This week’s challenge is to do some craft recycling!

We all have excess bits of crafting materials at home, that seem to multiply so lets put those bits to good use. Repaint and old canvas, turn curtains into clothes, clothes into dolls.

Alternatively have a rummage around your local thrift/charity shop and turn something unwanted and shabby into something crafty and chic. Pilfer the car boot box, Fight off the spiders lurking in the attic. Ask friends or family if they have any fabric, frames, junk jewellery, flower pots, floor tiles, anything you can get crafty with.

A Few Ideas:

Felt an old woollen jumper, or unpick it wash the yarn and knit something new.

Find an old wooden picture frame, sand it down and paint it and frame a painting, a drawing, scraps of fabric, etc.

Recycle old beaded jewellery from something old and unworn into a newer more contemporary piece.

Recycle old jeans into toys, wallets, ornaments.

Recycle magazine or newspaper or old fabric into card craft.

Paint old pine furniture, or boxes.

I want before and after pictures of your recycled crafts. And no cheating and buying new!
Most of all have fun and Recycle, Reuse and Re-craft.

- Meri


Whizzz said...

OOOo I like this one too! I have 2 bracelets given to me a while back by Gingermonkey for 'recycling' so I hope to have a play tomorrow and see what I can come up with.

AnnieB said...

I love this one too, but then I am always cutting up old crap to make new crap with!!!
Nice one Meri
(love the button too, I want to know how to do that!)