Sometimes it is fun to repurpose items I have around the house rather then purchase something new!
And I found making these items just might help me be better organized! Are you curious?
You see, one of the things about collage is that I keep every little piece of paper! And sometimes, the pile grows so that it takes on a life of its own…
The creative envelope to the rescue! YAY!
I made the above one from a recycled gold padded envelope.
And the one below, I made from a piece of junk mail that I folded in half –
And then glued some of those little pieces of collage paper that were floating around to one side.
I used a little bird I created from a leaf print for the other side:
Punched holes in the sides of the cardstock and then sewed the edges closed with embroidery thread. The perfect place to keep my bird feathers!
When hubby came home with a Starbucks bag, I cut it in two:
And made envelopes out of each section – here is the top half:
I used patterned tape to seal the bottom.
And decorated both sides of the bag…. a perfect place to keep my postage stamps!
I hope I inspired you to repurpose an item you have around your home as a storage container! I’d love to hear what you did!
Happy Creating! 🙂