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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

Today is Tuesday so it must be time for a tip/technique.
Today I'm talking about recycling - start rummaging in those bins!
How about a decorated cheese box?  
I've kept most of the box visible but brightened it up with Layered Poinsettias,
twine and a tag.  Perfect for a gift of jewellery.
 This project used a combination of boxes - from light bulbs to face cream!
A great project for your mantelpiece.
If your boxes are a little flimsy, cover the outer panels with cardboard or 
chipboard/greyboard.  This also squares up the corners really well.

So next time you take out the rubbish have another look - can I decorate it with 
Spellbinders?  It's creative and environmentally friendly!

Take care friends.


21 comments:

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Christine.
Thank you for your inspiration. Take care Kitty.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Another great idea, I love how you decorated them. I do save nicely shaped boxes to decorate to hold gifts but hadn't thought of using "ordinary" ones as home decoration. I love it : ) I hope your time behind the scenes at C&C went well yesterday and you had a safe journey home. Take care.

PharmacyMichele said...

Great crafty projects.

Michele

Chris said...

Good morning Christine,
Lovely boxes, I have a pile of boxes in my craft room waiting to be decorated, I'm sure that will grow after Christmas, I just can't throw a nice box away.
Chris xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Haha, everyone will be rushing outside to their recycle bins now, I can picture it haha !! A fabulous idea, as these beautiful creations prove.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely boxes and a great idea ,i will certainly be looking at my rubbish more closely .

Elaine H X

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Christine, love the pine cones from yesterday too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Very useful idea . love Jean Z xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Christine, I re use tea bag boxes a lot as they just make items that little bit stronger plus not to big to store once broken down. Keep warm in your cabin, but enjoy the views.
X Ros

marg said...

Hello Christine
Fingers bad today and lets hope my efforts make it to the blog .
My Tea Bag Box became my pill box lol! but not as nice as yours Christine!
Now fingers crossed my comment doesn't vanish!
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Lovely boxes Christine xx hazel

AnneRD said...

A great idea for decoration this Christmas, so pretty and unusual. I keep the sturdier boxes, but now I will start storing the cereal boxes too! Anne x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love your boxes,I will be looking at all boxes differently now.
I hope you have a good day . Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely boxes, just goes to show that there's crafty things to be found everywhere. Hope you had a good day at C&C.
Lydia
X

Lacelady said...

Super, super idea Christine! Why I think of that?

Elaine said...

What fantastic boxes, love them and a great idea xx

Sandra said...

Wow Christine, those boxes look amazing, we usually wrap a few empty ones as decoration under the tree, these look like proper decorations!
Thanks for the great Tuesday Tip!
Hugs
Sandra xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Fab ideas for up cycling boxes. How does one get rid of the Camembert smell?

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
Brilliant tip.
Can't stay and chat - madly making Christmas cards - always leave it to the last minute no matter how hard I try to be organised.
Take care
Lesley

LoraineC said...

Never thought of this will look at my rubbish in a different way now!!! X

Carole Z said...

You should see how many boxes, jars and cans I have out in my craft barn ready to up cycle lol! Your cheese box is gorgeous!!! Hugs Carole Z xx

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