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!

2 comments:

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?