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Trash It or Craft It?

Trash It or Craft It?

How many of you use things you would normally trash or recycle in your crafting?  I would think everyone.  So are you like me?  Do you ask yourself…do I trash it or craft it?  I do and sometimes I end up with a big box of junk in my craft room.  One time I was saving toilet paper rolls and I couldn’t even remember why.  I finally got rid of them because…really?  How many was I going to need and I know I can always get more.

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com - Do you ever ask yourself if you should Trash it or Craft it?  Some things should go right is trash but sometimes you wonder if it would make a good craft project!

Trash It or Craft It?  

That is the question.  So, here are a few things I have made using some junk:

I made this frosted vase from a snack container.

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com - A plastic snack container makes a great frosted vase!

 

I really like taking something that a normal or non-crafty person sees as trash and making it into something crafty, useful or even pretty.  You can use a Brie container to make the cover of a really cute mini album.  This one contains pics of our kitties.

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com - A Brie Cheese container is great for a mini album cover!

 

And because it is so cute I have to show some pics of the inside pages.  Although they are made from card stock, patterned paper and ribbons and stickers.  If you want to see the entire post it is located on my old blog here!

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com - A Brie Cheese container is great for a mini album cover!

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com - A Brie Cheese container is great for a mini album cover!

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com -  A Brie Cheese container is great for a mini album cover!

 

I used an ice cream bucket as a base for a boat warming gift for my brother and his wife when they officially moved onto their boat.

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com - This ice cream bucket became a house warming gift for my brother when he officially moved onto his boat!

 

And in this next project I took an old plastic container and a toilet paper tube and used them bases for the awesome candy bar cake.

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com - Many different items such as a plastic container and a toilet paper tube are up-cycled into a fun and festive candy bar cake

 

The next sample has an awful picture.  I am not even sure where it was taken but my photoshop skills do not come close to fixing it.  So, I apologize for it in advance.  But I wanted it in the post so you could see that to begin this project I just had a few jars.  A salsa jar, a garlic jar, and pickle jar and a nacho cheese jar.  Plus I had an old tin Christmas tray.  I purchased some drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby and used a little spray paint and…voila!  A new organizer tray that I now use in the bathroom.

 

Trash it or Craft it? - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Diaper boxes my friend doesn’t need or want to keep worked great as organizational storage boxes. 

So what do you think?  Do you keep your garbage, junk, or recyclables for your craft projects?   If so, what is your favorite item you have used?

I hope you will think twice about throwing it all away!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Michelle

 

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kareen liez

Monday 20th of April 2015

These are amazing! I craft it like you do too instead of throwing things away. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

Michelle

Monday 20th of April 2015

Thanks Kareen - I love the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party!

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods

Thursday 16th of April 2015

Oh my goodness! I love this roundup of Craft it or Trash it! I don't know how many times I've asked myself this questions.

Thanks so much for sharing on Show me Saturday!

Michelle

Thursday 16th of April 2015

Thanks Ashley! I do it all the time but I have to because I would just keep it all. LOL!

Susan

Monday 13th of April 2015

I love to repurpose items, too. I find that my friends now give me all their "trash" because "Susan might be able to do something with it," Love your mini album and organizing tray. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

Michelle

Monday 13th of April 2015

Thanks Susan. I know what you mean about your friends. Last week I had a piece of pink cardboard left on my back porch with a sticky note that read, "Thought you could do something "crafty" with this". I could only laugh. Now that I have written this post there could be more. LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Ginger

Saturday 11th of April 2015

Love your transformations. This is something I wish I was better at - seeing what is and what could be. Thanks for linking to Show Me Saturday.

Michelle

Sunday 12th of April 2015

Thank you Ginger. I just found the Saturday link up. Glad I did. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jesse

Thursday 9th of April 2015

Wow! Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle

Thursday 9th of April 2015

Thanks Jesse! I appreciate the compliment and the comment! Glad you stopped by.

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