Monday, October 29, 2012

Re-use Workshop

This weekend I am holding a Re-Use Workshop.  I have takend some items that you would normally discard and making them into something special.
The first item is a toilet paper roll.   We will be making a gift card holder.

We will make this one using the Delightful Decorations stamp set and ornment punch. 

 This is another one I made when I was toying with ideas.  You can see how the gift card goes into the slide and you pull the ribbon to reveal it.

And here is another sample using some retired paper I had on hand.

The second project is a pop-top can.  This one was sliced pineapple and instead of opening it by pulling the tab, I used the can opener and opened it from the bottom.   Now that I have it decorated I can fill it with a treat and then using Crystal Effects, seal the bottom back on.   Cute!    I used the Comfort Cafe paper for this can.  I really like the colors on this sheet.

Here is a larger can and it had a bright blue pull tab so I tried to incorporate Island Indigo into the design.   The paper is Be Of Good Cheer and has Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green. 

I stamped the sentiment with Island Indifo and then sponged the circle with Gumball Green.  I hand cut the larger circle by drawing around the can and then trimming it down a little at a time until it fit.  I used the smallest oval punch to remove a section of the paper so I could slide it under the tab.   It worked well. 

And here is a Christmas can.    This one had the tab popped a little bit but still intact.  On the others the tab is very tight and flat on the lid.  I had to slide the ribbon under it then pull up from the middle. 

This is the side of the Christmas can.  I used the new Build a Mitten punch.   The paper on the can is Be Of Good Cheer and the mittens are from the color connection stacks. 

The third and final project is a Laughing Cow box made into a little gift box.  Isn't it cute.  The larger scallop circles are cut using Big Shot dies.
I used a design from the Be of Good Cheer on the sides.  The random design is good for this so you don't have to worry about matching it up.
 Here is is open.  You could line the inside with a little bit of tissue paper or use waxed paper and fill with a few pieces of fudge.

This one was made using some retired Christmas paper and a snowflake die for the Big Shot.  These boxes wouldn't hold a lot but just a little something in some special wrapping. 

The gift card holder and round boxes could be re-used and passed on to others.  The can couldn't really be reused once you pop the top but the taller one could be used as a decorative pencil holder.