Hello, friends! So, the plastic bag crochet project was a flop. However, I am not deterred from my goal of creating recycled loveliness. Thanks to Girl Scouts and Pinterest, I have conquered junk mail once and for all. Before I discovered the wonderful crafts made from magazine/coupon type paper, I got annoyed every time a stack of ads arrived in the mail. Now, it's as if free crafts supplies are delivered to my door! Also, I never knew what fun tp and paper towel rolls could be. Things got even more exciting when I found some left over wall primer in the basement. I brushed it onto cardboard boxtops and can flats to create canvases for painting. I even made a present for Wesley out of a high school dance photo frame. Yay, crafting!
so easy! made from tp rolls.
painting a wolf and ninja on her cardboard canvas
A major goal in this endeavor is not to have to buy any supplies. Granted, I have some craft tools already, but I certainly don't have anything fancy. My bank account currently looks something like this $___:( ___, but that doesn't mean I can't make anything. I just have to get extra creative. And perhaps this is good motivation to make a difference by using all recycled materials. So, don't let being short on cash keep you from being creative. Have fun with whatever you have on hand.
I hope these ideas will inspire you to do what you love!