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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

How, why? recycle?

I shared a LO I made with a used calendar couple of days back, right? Well, I've always tried to recycle and use whatever scraps I have and not throw them away cos if we put in a bit of imagination, we could 'up-cycle' some stuff... which is why my hubby calls me a hoarder.. lol.. As I was cleaning up last week, I chanced upon this old calendar... from 2007! hahaha.... eh hmm... hoarder alert :P

Well,I always know that there's something that I can do with them instead of throwing them away... so, I 'up-cycled' my calendar. This is different from the usual recycling *winks*

Well, firstly, you'll want to tear away each & every single piece of the calendar leaving only the base. But here's another thought, you can actually leave the rest of the calendar months in and make it like an album instead of just using the base like me. Then you'll have a mini flip-project that stands on your table! :) hmmm... maybe I should try it next! :)

Then just start going through your stash, find your favourite paper, embellishments, punches and get started! :) I actually glued those pearls on myself. Not an easy feat... easier to just buy those that you just need to peel off and stick it on but erm, I'm el-cheapo so I had to improvise :)

I added stickles on part of the project too... just to make it more interesting. You know, I'm not really shabby chic but I love how this turned out! :) tell me what you think, k? :)



~amy~ said...

Such a great idea:).

Shirl said...

Mmm...gorgeous! Now I don't believe you when you said that you haven't been doing a lot of LO... this is definitely a work of a seasoned scrapbooker!!!

A lovely idea to use the table calendar base...so fun that we can also use both sides! :))

Thanks for sharing!

teacher jessy said...

Such an awesome way to recycle! That is beautiful layout of you & Roy! So anymore calendar to spare, Ms Hoarder?! Lol!!

Evelin said...

Jessy : lol.... I still have one or two but it's not square like this one. Can pass you one if you like :D and thanks...!! :)

Shirl : I really rarely do LOs... really! :D Thank you so much ya! :)

Amy : go try it! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this piece.. I really do... and to think that I have thrown away all my desktop calendars makes me cringe.. if only I had known earlier. A perfectly great idea!!! :) thanks for sharing

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Savitri said...

Not only is this gorgeous, I love your recycling idea!!! I have no calendar though! Odd, huh? If I were in Indonesia I'd prob. get a dozen of them free from different shops :P

That's a cute photo of you too!!

Craftylicious said...

that's an awesome altered project!! can also use the whole calender with all the months and pick one special day in that month & scrap about it in the calender itself? no?..I'm rambling away aren't I :P lol.. very pretty project!