Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Crafting "Green"

I don't know about you,  but my kids love macaroni and cheese, cereal, and our "snack cupboard" needs restocking every few days.  I am constantly flattening these and other kinds of boxes for the recycling bin. One day, when I had an excess of the boxes, I thought:  "Hey, I am throwing away good chipboard here." I decided to make something with them. I ran them through my sizzix machine.  I covered them with coordinating papers, and here is how my mini-album turned out: 
I didn't happen to have any ring binders available, so I tied my Lowe's twine (see, I TOLD you I use it for everything) in the three little holes, and the album opens and closes just fine.  I also used twine for the center of my flower.
The album was four pieces thick. Here is a shot of the inside:

I just love how it turned out.  Then, I had one extra piece.  I wanted to make my older daughter something, because it seems like most of my scrapbook pages are about my younger daughter lately.  I made her a little "sign" to hang in her room.
She loved it (her name is Ellie, hence the "e").  She is all into peace and love, which is ironic, as our house is loving but definitely NEVER peaceful. So, next time you are recycling boxes, give something like this a try!  Thanks for looking :o)


  1. What a great idea. We recycle lots of boxes at our house too. I'll have to keep some to add to my already overcrowded scrap room!!

  2. Great idea! What a great project! ~ Blessings

  3. How awesome!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeee what you did with the boxes!! VERY COOL!!! Loving that wall hanging too!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)