Pom Pom Up-cycle – Trash to Treasure

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Hello Everyone!

It has been a while! I apologize for the disappearing act! Last year I  went back to school and it overran my life!  Due to some family emergencies, I have decided to take this semester off so I can help out as much as possible.

I also decided, it was time to stop neglecting my poor little blog and start adding tutorials again.

So without further ado… A Trash to Treasure Tutorial!

Have you ever looked at all those boxes and tins that come with products and think “I cant throw that in the trash!?” Well I do, in fact I have a huge collection and a mission to do something with them.

In this tutorial I used an old metal band aid box to make an adorable little pom pom box. You can do this with anything. In fact, I am making another one out of a Tin that Tea came in.

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Remember when Band-Aid boxes were made of tin!?

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I know all the collectors out there are shuddering right now, but I have more than one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep adding…

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Then ..

TA-DA!! A cute puffy little Pom Pom box.

A perfect bank, storage solution or gift box. 

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This is the Pom Pom pattern I used

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What do you think!?

If you make one, I would LOVE to see it, feel free to post pics in comments!

Make/Decorate Cards with Scrap Paper

Making your own cards is such an awesome way to inspire someone, cheer someone up or simply let them know your thinking about them. Everyone loves to receive a card and if your like me you probably have tons of scraps somewhere.

What better way to use them up than to make cards!  I try not to throw anything I can use in a later project away, which means I am always looking for ways to use up old scraps of paper!  I made a bunch of inspirational cards last year, it was really fun, and it was a great way to use odd scraps.

Here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowin’!

Digital Stamps, quotes and construction paper

Digital Stamps, quotes and construction paper

Scraps!

Scraps!

Buttons! Construction paper and stamps.

Buttons! Construction paper and stamps.

Felt, stamps, construction paper, foam paper.

Felt, stamps, construction paper, foam paper.

Digital Stamps and Quotes, construction paper, and stamps

Digital Stamps and Quotes, construction paper, and stamps

More Scraps Construction paper, embellishments, stickers, stamps

More Scraps Construction paper, embellishments, stickers, stamps

Add some inspiration, Its like sending a hug

Add some inspiration, Its like sending a hug

Fun with markers.. Go on.. go crazy with markers and stamps...it will make someone smile

Fun with markers.. Go on.. go crazy with markers and stamps…it will make someone smile

Vintage Wrapping Paper and construction paper scraps were used for this card..along with some stamps

Vintage Wrapping Paper and construction paper scraps were used for this card..along with some stamps

Do you like to make cards out of scraps? Or have you been inspired to make one? Leave a comment, pic, or drop a link I would love to check it out!