Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Recycle It" at Whimsical Designs

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome  back for another Whimsical Wednesday.
Today we have a new challenge and it is a wonderful opportunity to reuse some of those old items you may have laying around in the kitchen drawers. I asked the other DT members what they were using and I was told...toilet paper tubes, bottle caps, coffee stir sticks, etc. Hmmm...that got me thinking...maybe I could use birthday candles or straws.
Here is my "Recycle It" project...
A little treat for someone so sweet! Just need to decide what type of treat.
Any suggestions on your favorite candies?
 Matching tag
I bought this container of black and white flowers the other day at Michaels since it was on clearance ($2.99 ~ regular $9.99).
I dusted the inside and outside of the container, and then removed the label. A strip of red card stock and pattern paper now decorate the outside along with a Spellbinders and apple.
The top is covered with matching pattern paper and a shadow lays underneath. Polka dot ribbon is tied to the handle.
clear paint container
red, black, and white card stock
school paper
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge ~ apple
red and white polka dot ribbon
red and white twine
red and black inks
Whimsical Designs stamp

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Hope you will join us this week at Whimsical Designs for the "Recycle It" challenge. I am looking forward to seeing what you will reuse to reduce the amount of debris going into the landfills.

Can't wait to see what you create!


  1. What a great gift idea. Way to go with recycling the container. I love the clear can do so much with them! Great inspiration.

  2. Oh wow! what a great use out of container you'd just throw away.. Someones going to love this when they receive it..

  3. super cute and you had me at doily! It was such a treat to have you join us as a guest designer with such a fabulous project!

  4. Love this little gift box you created and love the idea of using these flower box holders again.

  5. Great way to recycle!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  6. Thanks for the inspiration.......I have a couple of these sitting in the cupboard, time to pull them out. Love how you decorated them, great idea!

  7. Great job on your recycle project, georgiana! I love this idea for a teachers gift. Great job!!

  8. Georgiana this is just beautiful! I love how you took that Recollections container and turned it into something so beautiful. great job my friend!


  9. Love your recycled container! What a great teachers gift!!!


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