Thursday, 30 January 2014

Recycling paper and memories

I put this on my Facebook page last week, as I said I am caring for my mother at the moment and we have been having a bit of a declutter when I found some pretty used gift wrap in her wardrobe, I asked " what would you like done with these her reply " isn't it a shame to throw away such pretty paper " so I got to thinking and came up with this.
Take 1 small or large paper carry bag, some pretty used gift wrap, some PVA glue, bits n bobs like ribbon, charms, lace, whatever you want. Wet the paper with a spray bottle and gently crinkle, it will break and tear, but that's the idea :-), iron it dry with lots of folds in it, so wrinkle it as you iron.
Wet with spray bottle

Iron in wrinkles
Now just tear off odd shaped pieces and glue randomly to the front of your bag, add little pretty embellishments and this is what you will get.
These are to hold gifts for my friend who I see only when I'm here at Mums, we live three hours apart and we were once a close knit craft group and very close friends, but life changes and now I see them when I can, which isn't enough for me, I miss them dearly.

Just a little way to recycle and I saved some memories of lovely gifts that mum has received in the past.

Have a lovely weekend, and be thankful for every little thing  :-)