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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010 11:14:55 AM »

Thanks everyone for all the kind words!

...funny that a few of you mention guilt. These creations themselves originate largely from my own guilt. From years of steady waste-accumulation, of having much material for which there is no practical use, I grew dissatisfied with my lack of creative/constructive solutions. I started to rethink my relationship with "garbage" and brainstorm what I could do about it. I try to not generate so much waste in the first place (ugh packaging!), and, with the waste I do generate, create something useful and beautiful.

It's pretty traumatizing for me to go for a walk in the neighborhood on garbage day!
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Knotmad
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2010 02:48:09 PM »

You're my kind of crafter! Most of my projects stem from eliminating or transforming waste. I also love how it reverses the costs associated with crafting. Why buy more stuff that clutters our homes and planet when we can make something as beautiful as your wreath with "trash." Thanks for crafting! "This rocks!"
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lizefd
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010 03:39:02 PM »

wow great job!  i love your use of the buttons.  i was trying to come but with an idea for this challenge, but i lacked inspiration and time.  the idea of putting the flowers together with buttons was as far as i got. love your upcycling.  if i have time after finals, i might have to make my own version of this.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2010 06:00:56 PM »

Soooo beautiful!  It became even more beautiful to me when I read how/why you made it!
As far as I'm concerned - you are already a winner!  Kudos for creating an upcycled craft!
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2010 01:16:53 AM »

This is just awesome and inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010 11:07:30 AM »

not only is this cool because it's made of "trash"... but it's so chic...  it looks like something i'd expect to find in an upscale boutique priced way out of my price range! excellent job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2010 11:18:28 AM »

garbage never looked so good.
beautiful detail.
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2010 11:46:38 AM »

Your wreath is fantastic!

For a while I could not figure out where you used the paper bags - 'cause I was determined that the brown flowers were made of felt. Or something.
My brown paper bags don't ever look like that!

Mind you, I send overseas Christmas presents. And brown paper bags are just about perfect for wrapping parcels. So I usually have a lack of them at this time of year. But I will remember, in the months to come, for next Christmas!
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2010 12:00:04 PM »

this turned out sooo nicely, it looks like something that belongs in a boutique. very cool!
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2010 08:12:43 PM »

Wow!  Loving it!
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