Saturday, January 30, 2010

I love to recycle!

Recycled cereal boxes

I love to recycle and reuse. I am known to save things for future use. I do have a place for everything so nothing is piled up. My family will ask "do you want this?" If I dont, it goes into the recycling bin not the trash.

I love to save cereal boxes, fruit snack boxes etc and reuse them in place of chipboard or just to practice painting on. The insides have a nice smooth surface.
I also cut them into various shapes and paint or embellish them. . So many uses for them.
Another thing is jars, glass and plastic. I love to paint on them. Especially the Mayonaisse and Ragu jars. My friends save them for me (and they save thier used many things you can do with those!)
I spray paint the jars and let them sit for a few days before using my regular acrylic paints. This way the paint wont chip or rub off. If I want the jar clear then I use glass paint like folk art enamel and bake in the oven.
The two "treasures" jars are plastic mayo jars. Great for little ones to store thier found treasures in.
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I am always coming up with ideas to reuse items we would normally throw out. I actually enjoy trying to figure out what to do with it(used item) and the final results.
I have been doing this for years and I am so happy that I am not the only one!


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