Sunday, 21 November 2010

LIIU Challenge No 6 - Recycling





Now, for this challenge I was planning on recycling a small drawer to make a little show-box. Well, I am still thinking of recycling it, but need to work on it much longer than I had planned, so decided to do something else. Bought a rather tatty wreath in a charity shop for 50 cents. Took it home, cleaned it, and pulled off the few remaining roses, they must have been the last roses of summer! Then I sprayed it with snow spray to make it look wintery. You will be pleased to hear that the table and part of the floor also looked wintery - moral - put down some old paper first, or you need to be cleaning afterwards! Then I took the silver ribbon off a box of Xmas candles I had bought, straightened it, and wound it around, before winding some wire with mini-baubles around, too. Used a hot glue gun to get it all stuck. The flowers have been die-cut with TH *Tattered florals*, put together, distressed, and given a bit of bling with silver stickles. The centre has been made with a mini mirror circle. Stuck them on with the glue-gun, too. Then I stuck on the little sleeping angel, which was part of a Xmas bouquet last year. The card at the bottom has been distressed with TH inks, the houses are a TH on the edge die, Santa and the stars have been stamped, the birds have been cut with a Martha Stewart punch, and the tree and sentiment have been hand doodled. Was fun to make, even if it wasn't quite what I had planned, but it is all recycled, total cost 2,50€, and I still have a lot of snow spray left....Thanks for looking, I'm off to clean the floor and table in the kitchen!

20 comments:

  1. Stunning wreath well done on giving that rather unchristmas wreath a new lease of life

    hugs almax

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  2. Thanks Alma, it was fun to make and cost next to nothing, so that was good!

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  3. Hi Val, you've been busy again, well done, it's turned out lovely! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  4. Its looks amazing now Val and what a good idear to use festive snow

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  5. Thanks again Alma, I have put it on my door, looks good!

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  6. Awesome wreath Val and excellent recycling.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  7. Thanks Sue, nice to see you around again!

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  8. Wow! What a beautiful wreath Valerie, and even better that it was recycled. I love it! Love the flowers, love the snow, and thanks for the chuckle about putting the paper down first!!!

    Hugs - Carole xxx

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  9. Thanks Carole - it's always the little things like that that I tend to forget....

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  10. How brilliant Val, love it, you have done wonders. I also love the great little card hanging. Thank you for playing at LIIU, this is a fab piece. Annette x

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  11. Thanks a lot, Netty, glad to see you back again!

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  12. A stunning wreath Valerie, and I adore that houses on the edge die...I have that and you might just have inspired me to get it out of its packaging!!!
    Sue x

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  13. Thanks Sue, it is a beautiful die, I have been using it for Xmas cards....

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  14. OMG what creativity it is stunning and the matching card is beautiful, again wow. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

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  15. What can i say? It's just amazing what you come up with, and great that the wreath has a whole new very different lease of life. Love the angel in particular, just gives it even more appeal. Hope you got your floors cleaned, lol. coB

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  16. Love what you have done here and the angel is just gorgeous

    Love Dawn xx

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  17. Thanks for the kind comments, Ladies!

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  18. Really fabulous creation, very resourceful. Thank you for playing at LIIU.

    Hugs Ali x

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  19. What a stunning project, it's great that you gave this wreath another life as it looks amazing! Thank you for joining us at LIIU! x

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