Shop in your home. Before going to stores to pick up stuff needed look around your home first and get creative. Become a mindful consumer. Every item we purchase new comes with its own carbon footprint. Go green, grab a laundry basket and go shopping around your home for things you can repurpose. I would love to hear about what you create or how much fun it is to shop in your pajamas.
Repurpose: #1. Box to Decorative Lined Waste Basket –
Cheap, cheerful, and coordinating!
You’ll need a box, tape, scissors, fabric, stapler, & hot glue gun (other glue). Fold down flaps. Tuck heavy plastic bag & tape down. Cover with fabric, staple on the inside a few times to hold in place. Tape the fabric to the plastic bag.
A decorative lined waste basket
Repurpose: #2. Art display
These are hooks for hanging curtains, you could use clothes pins too. Screws with loop are from a picture hanging kit purchased at a dollar store. Tie ribbon to loop screws on each end.
Repurpose: #3. Wedding Bouquet or Roses Display
I found this shadow box at a garage sale several months after I got married (5 years ago.) I had dried my wedding bouquet which was all roses but I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. Here’s what I did:
- break the roses off of their stems (dried.)
- hold the head of the rose securely and cut bottom to create a flat surface
- immediately place in shadow box
- repeat until box is full
- place glass back onto frame
I would have probably thrown away by bouquet by now if it was still in bouquet form. They get very dusty over time. I have pictures of the way the bouquet looked on my wedding day and now I can keep the real thing too.
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