Recycle, Reuse, and Recreate
Thank goodness that there are those, myself being one of them, that believe in the three R’s!
I love finding old treasures and turning them into something else.
There are so many things that you can do with old books or sheet music. Last Dec. a few of my friends, my daughter Kylee, and I went to Connie Pinkneyes home and she taught us how to roll the pages into cones to make a wreath. Looks easy, but there actually is a technique to it.
My sister-in-law has it down perfect. Me, let's just say; I need more practice.
Good excuse to do a give away on my blog. Sign up as a follower and leave a comment by Feb. 14th and I will put you in a drawing for a paper rolled wreath. Practice, practice, practice.
Good Luck and I hope you will LOVE it!
WARNING It can be addicting!
My sister-in-law, Laurie and I found ourselves making a Valentines Day wreath.
Rolled pages from an old book, scrapbook paper, ribbons, posies made from tissue, a funky earring, and add a touch of epherma, (paper collectibles that were originally meant to be thrown away after use) and WA-LA you have a vintage looking wreath.
Originally epherma items were very inexpensive because they were to be disposed of. Vintage ones are not so cheap. Even reproductions are pricey. This baby set me back about $14.
I’m sure as heck not going to throw it away!
Reusing old Valentines for décor is also fun. I created a garland using mini Valentines Day cards that I made in a class at Archivers.
Close up of some of the cards.