Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day

 Today is Earth Day and I LOVE THE EARTH!  Who's with me?
 May Arts and the Ribbonistas love the earth too so we got together to share in the love.
Today is all about up-cycling  and ribbon.  I'm starting off the hop with these...

This is how my project started.
These are mini wooden organizers that used to hold wood veneer aka packaging.  How can anyone throw this away?

 Here's how I up-cycled them to be hanging shadow boxes.  I love the little compartments.  You can add so much accents.  To add the hanging element just adhere ribbon around then side of the box like so.
Made one all about my kiddos and the other for my love.

 "You & Me"
 Details shots

"LOVE THEM for like ever"
 Details shots

All pattern paper and embellishments are from Glitz designs " Uncharted waters" collection.
Here are the awesome fibers I used on this project.



 Okay now do you want to win yourself a collection of lovely earth day ribbon?
Just leave a comment on this and every post along the hop and the ribbon lady will pick one person to win all this earthy goodness.
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37 comments:

Buffy Esser said...

Oh this is such a cute idea! thank you for sharing!

Charlene said...

Sweet projects, Lalo!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What awesome wall hangings! The "packaging" make a perfect home for all your little goodies! Thanks for sharing

~Tammy~ said...

What a cool project! Love the papers and the ribbon you used! You rock girlie!

Brenda said...

What a clever use for those wooden crates. I wouldn't be able to toss them either!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are just absolutely gorgeous! LOVING that mesh ribbon around the spool!!!

Laura said...

You are right, who would throw these away indeed! Love how you used them a nd all the texture!

Sue D said...

These are adorable! Love the special touches on each one.

Virginia said...

These are VERY cute!! I love how the mesh looks like chicken wire on the spool, cool idea! i'm pinning!

Kas said...

Great packaging upcycling! Love these projects!

Krissy said...

LOVE how you repurposed this packaging! Brilliant!!!!

featheredheaven said...

OMG! These shadow boxes are so awesome! I would never have thought of this idea! Thanks so very much for the inspiration!
Sue O

Reusing with Quilling said...

WOw ! Fab up-cycling ! Loved the shadow boxes !

tndj said...

beautiful project and love the ribbons used.

Chris D. said...

Wow Lalo! These altered trays are incredible!

Linda O'Connor said...

I too scrounge all that 'packaging' material. can 't wait to play with it.

Chris said...

Love these projects!I also love recycling,there is so much good stuff to use that most people throw away!

by belle said...

These shadow boxes are so darn cute!!!

Mare said...

I love your shadow boxes! Thanks for sharing!

serena said...

great reusing of packaging - I agree - who could ever throw out that! love your shadow boxes.

Jean Bullock said...

The boxes are such a cool way to display pictures and little 3D momentos. What a great idea. Thank you.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What darling shadow boxes. A great way to recycle.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a great idea! Love how they turned out, adorable!

Stampn'HI said...

Love all the details! Beautiful project!

Judy said...

Love the idea. I've recycled almost all my life and sometimes my kids make fun of me but I don't care. Something reused is not going into the trash. I love how it makes me feel good about doing something for the earth.

Ravengirl said...

So very cool! I love the darling shadow boxes you made!

marylouh said...

Great projects. Love the whimsical whale.

sharon g said...

I LOVE it. What is AKA packaging? I need some!

Natasha G.P. said...

You are so very clever. I LOVE these, and need to find out where to get some.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

These are so pretty. I love shadow box's and these are just perfect. Wonderful job.

Rachel W K said...

beautiful project!!! i love those photos :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Robin B. said...

What a cute, creative idea!

Karenladd said...

I always try to recycle and upcycle and I agree...there's NO way I would toss those cute little boxes! What an adorable project..and love the way you used the ribbon!

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

Very creative projects. Would love to scraplift using the products I might win!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful projects and so creative.

bjmartin said...

Love the results of your upcycling!

TracyM #6773 said...

What a fabulous upcycling project - love how you have decorated each window :)