Sunday, 5 February 2006

Re-using Materials in Crafts

I make my craft items from materials that are left overs from my house or my place of work and found items. I reuse the paper and card to make my cards, the fabrics in my gift bags or lavender bags are reclaimed from items that have fallen apart or that I have altered. I use ribbons from gift boxes and from chocolate boxes (so yes the ribbon in a gift bag might have a trade name of a well-known chocolate shop!). So everything is genuinely re-used. I recently bought some second hand picture frames and mirrors that I plan to decorate and give as gifts. Once I run out of my own left over fabrics, I'll be looking out attractive but damaged clothes in second hand shops that I can customise and use the left overs for other things!


ntuart said...

hi there! just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog!

loved reading yours! what an interesting life you lead!

i am the queen of re-using....i have been know to dumpster dive to save re-usable items!

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI there! Thanks for visiting back! It's amazing what some people throw out isn't it?