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« on: October 15, 2013 02:37:18 PM »


There has been some discussion on the FOC board (thanks, bookstorebabe and Onyxnox) about starting up a Reusing/Recycling/Recrafting craftalong, so here it is!

The idea is that each month, we'll have a reused/repurposed/recycled item that we'll use in our crafting or we'll have a theme around which you can recycle anything your heart desires!  Crafts can be posted in this thread and on the board they'd usually go under so everyone can share in the recrafting goodness!  



So who's in?  
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013 02:37:59 PM »

Challege #1: Magazines - Use all or part of a magazine or catalog and create beauty out of what would otherwise have been thrown away.   What can YOU create? (Oct. 15-Oct. 31)

Challenge #2: Holiday Decor - Instead of an item to use, this month the challenge is the end product!  What can you make for holiday decor out of recycled materials? (Nov. 1 - Nov. 30)

Challenge #3: Gift Wrapping and Tags - Since we're in the holiday season, we have another end product challenge.  How can you creatively wrap and tag gifts for this giving season?  (Dec. 1- Dec. 31)

Challenge #4: Holiday Leftovers - Do you have holiday cards?  Cans, bottles or bottle caps?  Empty wrapping paper tubes?  Mailing boxes that won't make it another year but are still good for something?  Then you're in luck!  Challenge #4 is how to use leftovers from 2013 to make something brand spankin' new for 2014!

Challenge #5: Summer! - What can you come up with from recycled materials with the theme of summer?  There to decorate for a BBQ, something to take to the beach or pool, garden decor, or something else entirely! 


Potential items to be re-crafted

books
bottlecaps
bottles/jars
cereal boxes
corks
egg cartons
hangers
holiday cards
laundry soap jugs
jewelry
magazines
newspapers
old ornaments
pill bottles (empty of course)
soda cans
spools
water bottles
wrapping paper tube rolls





Potential theme ideas:

bird feeders
charity items
children's items/toys
Christmas tree ornaments
gardening/lawn items
gift tags
gift wrapping
holiday decor
home decor


(What others should we add?)
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013 02:50:32 PM »

Ornaments are a great idea!  How about gift tags?  Bird feeders?
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013 02:55:29 PM »

Sounds like fun. My little people and I love making crafts from recycled items...This would be a fun way to get new ideas and see what everyone else does with their recycled item  Smiley

other themes could include:

home decor
children's items/toys
holiday decor
charity items to be donated
to be used outside/in the garden
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013 02:59:37 PM »

Definitely something I'll follow - always trying to think of things to do with my 2 year old twins.

And always looking into the RRR for our home, too. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013 03:02:42 PM »

Woo hoo!  Great ideas - they're all added.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013 03:04:28 PM »

Cereal boxes (Can be used for photo frames, etc.)

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013 03:09:17 PM »

Oooh, love this!!  I'll be following for now and jump in for crafting as time allows!  Thanks, kaz!
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013 04:05:24 PM »

Looks fun!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013 04:13:35 PM »

This sounds fun.
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