Sunday, January 17, 2010

That special "recycled" gift

This is such a nifty way to wrap a gift using recycled material!

Would you ever guess that this is actually from a Coke bottle?
I have used a 1 litre Coke bottle (but a 2 litre works just as well) and cut it approximately 11 cm from the base.

I then decoupaged the bottle with a serviette and left to completely dry.

The top section is then cut into 5 equal parts as shown.

I first of all bent these outwards and then inwards to ensure the "fold" was fixed.

The top corners were rounded.

and then all you need to do is close each one and these form the lid!

Now it can be decorated as you wish!

A small gift can be placed inside for that special person.

Simple and easy and best of all, using recyclable material.
Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

Friday, January 8, 2010

Recycled Bottle Tops

At Cub Scouts we teach the young ones a lot about recycling and reusing items found in and around the house. We are always on the look-out for new ideas - so if you have any easy ideas for young kids, please leave me a comment and let me know - I really would appreciate it.
Anyway - this is such a lovely idea for Mother's Day.... a bottle-top brooch!

We had a whole lot of bottle tops which I washed out and left to dry in the sun. I filled them partially with pollyfilla - a cement like substance. This filled the sides up nicely.
I sprayed them all gold.

Put a dab of craft glue (that dries clear) in the centre and drop your beads in randomly.
.... or you can create your own pattern.

If you don't want to use beads, a brilliant idea (from my dh) is to use broken buttons.

... in the process of drying ...

These brooch clips I added last - glued on with special jewellry glue which is fast drying.

I really though these came out well and an easy craft for the cub scouts to handle.
Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

Friday, January 1, 2010

Gift Holders

I love paper-crafting!
Gift holders for friends

Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy