Hello my readers and friends who stopped by,
Wow, can’t believe is already Thursday, and the days just passed me by while I’m happily crafting.
You will be wondering why this title today and how is it related to craft?
All I have to say is that, I am busy up-cycling and recycling items. Well, being the wife of the ex-president of the Environment Club in College is tough sometimes. We have very extreme ways of living. The fact is, I’m a pack rat while my hubby is a minimalist. Lol.. so in a way, things can be quite interesting for us sometimes.
My Husband is very pro-recycling and we join the bi-monthly recycling project in our community. Every household is given this yellow bag for the collection of recycled item. So, each week, we will clear away milk bottles, jars, toilet rolls, plastic bags etc, and put them into this recycling bag. And at the end of 2 weeks the Project Worker will come and clear the yellow bag away, and will provide us with new bags for the next 2 weeks.
As we have been part of this project for sometime now and with this huge influence from my dear hubby, in a way, I’ve also been trying to up-cycle items. When I see a pretty box or jar I will try to think what I could do with it instead of throwing away. Usually I kind of store stuff in them, as I’m a pack rat and I need many boxes, jars etc, to hold items. Hahaha, so you can see the frustration from my husband.
So Today, I’m sharing some of my Up-cycling items. Previously this pretty box contained yummy treats from Japan. There were yummy biscuits, but I love the box so much that I didn’t want to throw away. As they can hold my sewing threads from left over project.
So I up-cycle by cross stitching a spool, add a pretty button. Then paste it over the wordings. Tah-dah, so this is how the box looks like after up-cycle.
And the Jar next to it, previously contained Salsa Sauce. We’ve washed it clean and now it holds all my pretty buttons. Well, I have also have another Salsa Jar, and what I did was to place all my crochet hooks inside. This one has a crochet beaded collar.
Heehee.. So much for today. So I hope you are also up-cycling some items too. Happy Crafting.